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Angela Y. Davis Prize

About the Angela Y. Davis Prize

The Angela Y. Davis Prize recognizes scholars who have applied or used their scholarship for the public good. Recipients of the award receive lifetime membership in the association. The prize winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association.

The award is named after Angela Y. Davis, prominent black feminist thinker, writer, activist, and prison abolitionist who has authored such books as Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete?, as well as Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire. Davis was a critical voice in black freedom struggles and continues to organize...

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Exhibiting American Studies

Introduction. Simon J. Bronner (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

1. Exhibiting American Studies in House Museums. Caitlin Black (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

2. Exhibiting the African-American Story of Atlantic City in Photographs. Cheryl Brooks (Milton Hershey School)

3. Exhibiting American Studies at Disney Theme Parks. Kathryn M. Holmes (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)

Introduction

Simon J. Bronner, Chair and Distinguished Professor of American Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, and Editor, Encyclopedia of American Studies online

In museums, galleries, heritage sites, and parks across the globe, visitors behold American experience on display and ponder cultural interpretations presented by curators and cultural resource managers...

Dissertation Bibliography

The American Studies Association compiles an annual bibliography of completed doctoral dissertations in American studies and American ethnic studies.

We invite graduate departments and programs that offer a PhD in American studies or American ethnic studies to submit a list of doctoral dissertations completed or expected to be completed under their auspices between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, to research@theasa.net

Doctoral Dissertations in American Studies Programs

Pacific Northwest American Studies Association

The Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA) serves those interested in American studies from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Northern Idaho. It seeks to foster research on the history, cultures, peoples, and places of the Pacific Northwest and all topics related to American studies, from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical approaches. The annual PNASA conference is held each spring and has recently focused on such topics as “Building Spaces, Places, and Publics,” “Cultural and Ecological Restoration,” “Placing the Indigenous in American Studies,” and “Im/migrant Communities.” PNASA has been awarded two regional chapter grants from the ASA to support our annual...

Eastern American Studies Association

The Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) is organized to promote the study of American culture in the Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas.  The typical academic year at EASA is defined by three events or publications.  First, EASA publishes a newsletter twice annually that offers readers articles and interviews as well as information concerning its annual conference, cultural events in the region, and book publications.  Second, EASA organizes an annual conference that, though open to all, is especially designed to give students experience presenting research, feedback from college faculty and professionals, the chance to form networks,...

Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association

The Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association (KTASA) serves the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. The organization seeks to support and foster the study of the history, society, and culture of the region and to bring those interested in the region together to explore its dynamics; and to encourage interdisciplinary research, publication, and teaching.

Members of the chapters include college and university faculty at all ranks, undergraduate and graduate students, secondary school teachers, public historians, as well as librarians, archivists, and curators.

ASA members residing in the region are automatically KTASA members, and members of the ASA from outside the region are...

Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award - Nominations Open

Post date: March 2, 2018

The Minority Scholars’ Committee of the American Studies Association invites nominations for the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award. The prize was established in 2012, and will honor a scholar who, like Richard Yarborough, demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring. The winner will be announced at the Mentoring Breakfast of the Minority Scholars’ Committee during the annual meeting of the association at each annual meeting.

Nominations will be considered “active” for three years, including the year of initial submission.  Those submitting nominations are welcome to send updated or additional information every year during that time, to supplement the...

More on the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award

The Minority Scholars’ Committee of the American Studies Association invites nominations for the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award. The prize was established in 2012, and will honor a scholar who, like Richard Yarborough, demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring. The winner will be announced at the Mentoring Breakfast of the Minority Scholars’ Committee during the annual meeting of the association at each annual meeting.

Nominations will be considered “active” for three years, including the year of initial submission.  Those submitting nominations are welcome to send updated or additional information every year during that time, to supplement the original...

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

Deadline: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Review Begins: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference theme, “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location.

This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years: Cahokia, directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico and was long a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Today it is well known for its impressive earthen...

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