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Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are, November 17-20, 2016

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Election 2017 Nominations

The Nominating Committee is preparing a ballot for the 2017 annual ASA elections. Members of the American Studies Association are invited to submit recommendations for elected positions. Letters suggesting or recommending a candidate should relate the member’s experience to the association’s work and his or her vitae.

The following positions appear on the 2017 election ballot: president-elect (1 position), member of the council (4 positions), international member of council (1 position), K-12 member of council (1 position), student councilor (1 position), and member of the nominating committee (2 positions).

Please submit your recommendations no later than October 1, 2016, to the Nominating Committee:

Chair:  Shana Redmond, University of Southern California
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Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles
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Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside
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Karen Leong, Arizona State University
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Ernesto Javier Martínez, University of Oregon
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Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University
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The final slate must provide representation of the diversity of the Association’s membership. Those nominated must be current members of ASA in order to serve. All persons elected serve three-year terms and will take office on July 1, 2017.

Nominations may also be made by petitions carrying in each case the signatures of at least twenty-five members of the association in good standing and indicating in each case the particular vacancy for which the nomination is intended. The Chair of the Nominating Committee must receive nominations by petition no later than October 1st. The Chair shall ascertain that all candidates nominated by the committee or by petition have consented to stand for election.

More From the Editors


ASA Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

new grad-student rep on SASA’s board AND new deadline for Critoph Prize

Given the change in plans for our next biennial conference—the ASA’s southern-regional chapter will meet March 2-4, 2017, at William and Mary, rather than in North Carolina, thanks to that state’s pernicious HB2 legislation—there’s a new deadline for grad students to enter the competition for our next Critoph Prize. That deadline is still at noon on the first day of the conference, March 2, and submissions will still go to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Meanwhile, our officers and Board welcome our new graduate student representative, Matt Swiatlowski, of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Details about our org, about our biennial conferences, and about the Critoph Prize abound at our website, http://www.southernamericanstudiesassociation.org, and yes, we certainly have a presence on Facebook!—Dennis Moore, SASA’s rep on the RegionalChaps.Comm

ASA Minority and Indigenous Graduate Student Travel Grant

This award will provide travel reimbursement of $500 to an advanced graduate student who is a member of the ASA and plans to attend the 2016 convention in order to present a paper related to critical ethnic and/or indigenous studies. Graduate students who have no support for convention attendance and are members of an under-represented group are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application should have two parts:  (1) a cover letter of no more than two pages that includes a brief autobiographical description, the title of the applicant’s paper and the session to which it belongs, and confirmation that the applicant will not receive any other financial support from his/her/their institution; and (2) a curriculum vitae.  Please send your application by Wednesday, September 14 to Ralina Joseph, chair of the critical ethnic studies committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ASA Critical Ethnic Studies Prize

The American Studies Association’s Committee on Critical Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2016 Critical Ethnic Studies Prize, awarded to a participant in the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Any paper given at the meeting is eligible for consideration, provided that it does not exceed 15 pages, including the notes. The paper should be a work-in-progress.  The author of the winning paper will receive a $500 award at the annual meeting to be held November 17-20 in Denver, Colorado.

Relevant submissions will contrast or connect the process of race-making or the experiences of racialized communities with similar processes or experiences inside or outside the United States. All essays must focus on the power of race/ethnicity to shape the lives of diverse groups of people.

Papers should be submitted electronically by Wednesday, September 14 to Ralina Joseph, chair of the c ommittee, at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Late submissions will not be accepted.

CFP: Framing the “American Century”: Wars, Migrations, Social Justice (Due Sept 15, 2016)

The American Studies Association (ASA) and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUFSC), are pleased to announce a competition open to ASA members (U.S. citizens). We plan to select two ASA delegates (pending funding) for participation in the annual JAAS conference to be held in May-June 2017 in Japan. We invite proposals for papers to be presented at the JAAS conference and for the two-day pro-seminars in Japan. The award covers round trip airfare to Japan, housing, and modest daily expenses.

Sports Studies Schedule for ASA 2016

The Sports Studies Caucus is thrilled to present the following lineup for ASA 2016 in Denver. It includes the six panels formally affiliated with our caucus along with three others of interest! All NINE panels take place on Friday and Saturday.


8:00 to 9:45am - DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 6
An Empty Home Field: Reflections on Sports, Race, and the Geographies of Place in the Neo-Liberal City - http://tinyurl.com/hue6zlp
- Amy Bass, John Bloom, Priscilla Leiva, Benjamin Lisle

10:00 to 11:45am, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 5
Competition and Commodity: Sports in 21st-Century Visual and Literary Culture - http://tinyurl.com/gtm427j
- Philip Deloris, Annie Gilbert Coleman, Jeffrey Lawrence, Roberta Newman

10:00 to 11:45am, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 6
Home on Campus?: Centering Sport in the University - http://tinyurl.com/jdmbyzf
- Sherrie Tucker, Lucia Trimbur, Noah Cohan, Daniel Gilbert, Theresa Runstedtler, Randal Jelks

12:00 to 1:45pm, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 1
Activism Caucus: Israel’s Lethal Involvement in Mega-Sporting Events: Heeding the Call for Boycott - http://tinyurl.com/jkjfxh9
- Chandni Desai, Dave Zirin, Linda Tabar

12:00 to 2:00pm, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Granite C
Business Meeting: Sports Studies Caucus - http://tinyurl.com/gqd47gh

2:00 to 3:45pm, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 7
Sports Studies Caucus: Built: At Home with the Athletic Body - http://tinyurl.com/jmqkgry
- Mary McDonald, E. Hella Tsaconas, Kara Fagan, Erica Rand, Chelsea Jones

4:00 to 5:45pm, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 4, Capitol 7
Sports Studies Caucus: Refusing to Defend this House: Athletic Insurrection at the University of Missouri and Beyond - http://tinyurl.com/hzggwfh
- David Leonard, Emmett Gill, Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown, Drew Brown, Doug Hartmann, C. Richard King


8:00 to 9:45am, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 3, Mineral Hall F
Race in the Sports Documentary - http://tinyurl.com/hehlk9y
- Travis Vogan, Samantha Sheppard, Guy Harrison, Aaron Baker

10:00 to 11:45am, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 3, Mineral Hall F
Sisters With Attitude: How Venus and Serena Williams Changed the Game - http://tinyurl.com/gqdu725
- Vanessa Perez, Treva Lindsey, Salamishah Tillet, Brittney Cooper

12:00 to 1:45pm, DENVER CONVENTION CTR, Level 3, Mineral Hall F
The Sporting Life: Athletic Cultures and Practices - http://tinyurl.com/j8r2gk7
- Pellom McDaniels III, Evan Brody, Margaret Kelly, Jennifer McClearen, Jasmine Mitchell