Rene Esparza has received his MA. Kevin Murphy, adviser.
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Myrl Beam has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Compassion, Community, Capital, and Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Non-Profitization of Queer Social Movements." Kevin Murphy and Teresa Gowan, advisers.
Eli Vitulli has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Canceral Normatives: Sex, Security, and the Penal Management of Gender Nonconformity." Rod Ferguson and Regina Kunzel, advisers.
BRENDA CHILD will be discussing her recent book, My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014) on the Daily Circuit, Minnesota Public Radio, on Wednesday, December 10th from 11am - 12pm.
KATHERINE BEANE successfully defended her dissertation Woyakapi Kin Ahdipi "Bringing the Story Home": A History Within the Wakpa Ipaksan Dakota Oyate on November 24th and will be beginning a University of California President's Postdoc position at the University of California Santa Cruz this month.
MINGWEI HUANG was awarded the American Studies Department's 2014 Joseph J. Kwiat award for the best U of M American Studies grad student conference paper presented at ASA for her paper entitled, "Afro-Asian Nostalgia and Phantom Empires: Signs of Intimate Life at a Johannesburg China Mall".
The RHR Issue on Queering archives which was co-edited by Professor Kevin Murphy was just published.
AMERICAN STUDIES Ph.D. Candidate Mingwei Huang was awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her dissertation research, "The Politics of Friendship after Bandung: Sino-African Contemporaries in South Africa," to be conducted in Cape Town and Johannesburg January through December 2015.
AMERICAN STUDIES PhD candidate Jesus Estrada-Perez received a 2014 Steven J. Schochet Endowment Award for Best Graduate Paper for his dissertation chapter entitled, "A PLACE TO SPEND A SATURDAY NIGHT: Altar-native Visions of Space and Sexuality in the Art of Joey Terrill and Luciano Martinez."
IN RECOGNITION of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY in the City of Minneapolis, a special guest will be in Scott Hall on Monday, October 13. Flor Angel Palmar is a leading educator in Venezuela, and contributed an essay to a recent book by Brenda Child and Brian Klopotek, Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indian Education. On October 12, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. will hold a reception to honor Dr. Palmar and to note the publication of Indian Subjects.