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The Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association would like to invite you to our annual brunch on 23 November 2013 (Saturday), 10-11:45 am, Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C).
This event offers a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and to hear groundbreaking scholarship in the area of women’s, ethnic, and cultural studies.
Our keynote this year is by Aimee Carrillo Rowe, who will present: “So Much Basura!: Medicating Imperial Trauma, Mediating the Sacred.”
(please note that this is a ticketed event.)
Go here to register http://bit.ly/15LLAap
The Women’s Committee also encourages you to attend our two sponsored panels at this year’s annual meeting:
ASA Women’s Committee Panel 1: Critical Conjunctures of Debt: Women of Color, Healthcare Disparities, and Advocacy
Sat Nov 23 2013, 2:00 to 3:45pm, Building/Room: Washington Hilton / Jefferson West (C)
Panelists: Alondra Nelson, Columbia University (panel chair), Shirley Tang, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Jacki Rand, University of Iowa, and Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University.
ASA Women’s Committee Panel 2: Countering Debt with Cultural Indebtedness: Trans/National Visualizations of Dis/Empire
Scheduled Time: Sat Nov 23 2013, 12:00 to 1:45pm, Building/Room: Washington Hilton / Georgetown West (C)
Panelists: Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (panel chair), Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Elisabeth Maurer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clayton Colmon, University of Delaware, Carmen Méndez García, Complutense University, Madrid, and Birgit Bauridl, University of Regensburg.
Chair: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, University of Iowa
Co-Chair: Birgit Bauridl, Universitat Regensburg, Germany
Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, New York University
Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology
Asimina Karavanta, University of Athens, Greece
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University
Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology
Fusako Ogata, Tezukayama University, Japan
Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College
ASA Women’s Committee Chair and Associate Professor
American Studies, University of Iowa
129 E. Washington St., Jefferson Building Room 724
Iowa City, IA 52242
The Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Award is Dr. Ana Castillo!
Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Her novel Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Castillo is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ‘zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship, and she has held many teaching posts throughout her extensive career. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago, a PhD from University of Bremen, Germany, and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. She is also known for her ground breaking publications in the arena of cultural criticism: Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (1994) and The Sexuality of Latinas, edited with Norma Alarcon & Cherrie Moraga (1993). Dr. Castillo will accept her award at our annual brunch, after which we will have our keynote address by Professor Aimee Carrillo Rowe.
Chair: Deborah Whaley, American Studies, University of Iowa
Co-Chair: Birgit Bauridl, American Studies, University of Regensburg (2015)
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, American Studies, New York University (2016)
* Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico (2014)
* Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
* Asimina Karavanta, University of Athens, Greece (2014)
* Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University (2015)
* Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (2016)
* Fusako Ogata, Tezukayama University, Japan (2014)
* Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (2016)
Please join us for the Women’s Committee Breakfast on Saturday, November 17th at 8am. Our invited guest speaker, Professor Andrea Smith of The University of California, Riverside will present a talk entitled “The Gendered Dimensions of Empire and Resistance.”
We will also announce our winner of the Gloria E. AnzaldÃºa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors AnzaldÃºa’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory.
During the breakfast, we invite you to participate in our 2nd annual silent auction during the breakfast. Funds raised will help support the efforts of the committee.
This is a fantastic networking opportunity for faculty and graduate students. Tickets are available through the following link:
Please come and fellowship with colleagues and meet new ones at this important event.
Nicole Hodges Persley
Co-Chair, Women’s Committee