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EAS Forum 7

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...

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...

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

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...

2012 Reflections

The San Juan ASA Conference represented an important moment to continue thinking deeply about the conceptual and methodological demands of a truly transnational American Studies.  The location of the conference was itself a powerful call for reflection—reflection on indigeneity and dispossession; reflection on the course of US empire; reflection on rich histories of resistance; reflection on American Studies as a set of interpretive and pedagogical practices in that zone where Indigenous Studies, Atlantic World, Caribbean Studies, Diaspora Studies, and Pacific Rim all come together.  From the outset the Program Committee felt an awesome responsibility to organize sessions and events that...

EAS Forum 4

Learning American Studies: Three Perspectives from High School to Graduate School

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

1. Being an American. By Isabelle Culpepper (The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA)
2. Learning American Studies: An Education Anyone Can Use. By Molly Fay (La Salle University, Philadelphia)
3. Learning What It Means to Be an American. By Brant Ellsworth (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

Although teaching is a component of learning, there is much more discussion on instructional...

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,...

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