PROFESSOR WALEED MAHDI'S paper "Marked Off: Hollywood's Untold Story of Arabs, Muslims, and Camels" was recently published as a chapter in the comprehensive collection "Muslims and American Popular Culture". Click here to check out the book.
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Current Graduate Student Jasmine Tang had here essay "'A Tennessean in an Unlikely Package': The Stand-Up Comedy of Henry Cho," published in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South, edited by Khyati Joshi and Jigna Desai, University of Illinois press.
Professor Jennifer Pierce will deliver the lecture at the Mid-America American Studies Association's annual meeting held February 28-March 2, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her lecture is entitled "Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action."
The Department of American Studies is a co-recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity presented by The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Minnesota. This award honors transformational equity and diversity work that both demonstrates outstanding leadership in equity and diversity, and is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.
Lary May is the recipient of the MAASA (Mid-America American Studies Association) 2013 Elizabeth Kolmer Award, which is given annually to honor teaching and mentoring in the field of American Studies and service to MAASA.
Mario Obando, doctoral student in American Studies, had his article "The Problem with the TPP: While transparency would be great, the Trade Deal's Eradication Would be Better" published and appears in Counter Punch. To read the article, please click here.
Professor David E. Smith of Walpole, Maine, formerly of Amherst, Mass. passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, ME. David was born May 5, 1926, in Boston, a son of Robert Whitelaw Smith and Mary Jane (Wallace) Smith.
Juliana Agnes Pegues has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled "Interrogating Intimacies: Asian American and Native Relations in Colonial Alaska." Erika Lee and Jigna Desai, advisers.
Benjamin A Wiggins has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Managing Risk, Managing Race: Racialized Actuarial Science in the United States, 1881-1948." Richard Leppert and John Archer, advisers.
Jasmine Maria Mitchell has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled, "Popular Culture Images of the Mulatta: Constructing Race, Gender, and Nation in the United States and Brazil." Erika Lee and Bianet Castellanos, advisers.