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Guidelines for the Program

The guidelines below help the association promote a diverse array of participants at the annual meeting. We encourage submissions from faculty members, independent scholars, public practitioners, graduate students, artists, and community activists among others. We aim to make the submission and evaluation process as transparent as possible to ensure proposals with the best chances of acceptance.

Appearing on the program of the annual meeting, in the vast majority of cases, is the result of a proposal submission and review process. Depending on the space limitations of a particular meeting facility and the number of submissions in a given year, the...

2017-2018 Dissertations

The following is a registry of completed doctoral dissertations in American studies and American ethnic studies as reported by PhD degree-granting programs in the United States. 

This list is based on requests to American studies and American ethnic studies programs for lists of doctoral dissertations completed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  The request was sent to forty-six different universities, some with multiple PhD degree-granting departments in the relevant fields.

The report contains entries whose titles suggest the broad range of topics and diverse methodologies that American studies scholars are exploring.

 

George Washington University (3)

Mann,...

Invitation to Collaboration

Post date: November 19, 2017

We hope each of you had a productive and intellectually invigorating experience at last week’s annual meeting!

We write now with notes from the CSTM’s business meeting, and with an invitation to collaborate more actively with the caucus. In the attached meeting minutes, you will see that there are several avenues for member involvement, including a more developed social media presence, identifying possibilities CSTM happy hours and/or field trips, and the launching of a CSTM-sponsored Graduate Student Paper Prize. Each of these, of course, revolves around our efforts to propel the CSTM to a new level of visibility and participation...

2016 Annual Meeting: Home/Not Home

Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 20, 2016 (All day)

“Home/Not Home” invites explorations on how where we are shapes and shakes up the grounding and grounded-ness of the work we imagine, make, perceive, and do. American studies has an underdeveloped but vital relationship to indigeneity and the prior claims of Indigenous peoples in the Americans to the homes and homelands. The Americas have become simultaneously Not Home with the proliferation of incarceration, homeless, and rootlessness. “Home/Not Home” recognizes the interconnection of these truths and their implications.

Read more about the Denver Annual Meeting from the past meeting archive.

Four Things to Do before You Submit a Proposal

Post date: January 12, 2017

For anyone planning to submit proposals for the 2017 Chicago Annual Meeting, we offer the following notes to ease the proposal submission process.

As you explore our website, you’ll realize—a lot has changed since the Denver meeting.

At the start of 2017, we launched a new website that offers two specific improvements, among others: 1) through “single sign-on,” members now need only one username and password for all ASA matters, and 2) membership renewal will be updated in real-time with your user account.

These changes will impact the proposal submission process for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

In the...

2011 Reflections

It is with pleasure that we submit this final report of the 2011 Program Committee. Entitled “Imagination, Reparation, Transformation,” the Baltimore, Maryland meeting succeeded in bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives, using diverse methodologies and focusing on a range of topics.  is meeting ranked among the most well attended meetings in ASA history.  ere were 1900 registrants for the 2011 meeting: a 17% increase over the 2010 meeting in San Antonio, Texas (1575 registrants), yet somewhat less than the 2009 meeting in Washington, DC (1975 registrants).

As we reported last June, scholars in the ASA...

CFP: Thinking Beyond Recovery: Cripistemologies of Continuous Crisis

Post date: December 22, 2017

Dominant ableist epistemologies rely on the rhetoric of crisis and recovery in relation to illness and disability. This orientation toward the imagined spacetime of suffering bodies and minds mirrors what some would call a short-sighted view of political history, attuned to so-called temporary states of crisis and emergency. Such an orientation leaves communities vulnerable to authoritarian forms of surveillance and control, and threatens lateral networks of support and care. We contend that the very notion of “emergency” is ontologically, epistemologically, and phenomenologically rooted in ableist logics of the body(mind), time, and space.

Disability studies – and especially the emphasis on...

2016-2017 Dissertations

The following is a registry of completed doctoral dissertations in American studies and American ethnic studies as reported by PhD degree-granting programs in the United States. 

This list is based on requests to American studies and American ethnic studies programs for lists of doctoral dissertations completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.  The request was sent to forty-six different universities, some with multiple PhD degree-granting departments in the relevant fields.

The report contains entries whose titles suggest the broad range of topics and diverse methodologies that American studies scholars are exploring.

 

Boston University (4)

Beaulieu, Rebekah....

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