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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...

2018 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Deadline: 
December 15, 2017

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award 

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces competition for the 2018 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by 2017, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation.

Articles and Bylaws

The articles and bylaws of the American Studies Association are the association’s governing documents, They can be amended by the voting membership of the Council through established procedures.  
 

Bylaws of the American Studies Association

The full-text articles and bylaws are included below.

ASA Statement on North Carolina HB2

Post date: May 19, 2016

ASA Statement on North Carolina HB2

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
John F. Stephens, Executive Director
asamedia@theasa.net

In March of 2016, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 (HB2), otherwise known as the “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act” which severely limits how cities and counties can protect their residents from a wide range of discrimination, including racial bias in the workplace. HB2 effectively overturns local policies that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people. It bans a city or county from requiring its vendors to provide employees with a living wage and...

Statement on Intellectual Freedom

A Statement by the Council of the American Studies Association at its November 14, 2002 Annual Business Meeting

As teachers and scholars of American culture and history we are deeply concerned about the storm of attacks on intellectual freedom and the ebb of open public debate, in the name of patriotism and a war on terror.

Free and frank intellectual inquiry is under assault by overt legislative acts and by a chilling effect of secrecy and intimidation in the government, media and on college campuses. This atmosphere hinders our ability to fulfill our role as educators: to promote public...

Statement on Intellectual Freedom in Time of War

A Statement by the Council of the American Studies Association at its November 14, 2002 Annual Business Meeting

As teachers and scholars of American culture and history we are deeply concerned about the storm of attacks on intellectual freedom and the ebb of open public debate, in the name of patriotism and a war on terror.

Free and frank intellectual inquiry is under assault by overt legislative acts and by a chilling effect of secrecy and intimidation in the government, media and on college campuses. This atmosphere hinders our ability to fulfill our role as educators: to promote public...

New Deadline Oct. 30th: Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

Post date: October 8, 2017

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce the competition for the second annual Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Paper Award. Graduate students who have had papers accepted for the 2017 annual meeting may compete for the award. The members of the prize committee are: Julie Passanante Elman (Chair), Kelly Fritsch, and David Serlin.

Submissions may deal with any aspect of critical disability studies as it intersects with American Studies. Papers that have been previously presented or accepted for publication are ineligible. The

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Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day) to Monday, September 25, 2017 (All day)

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to
announce the competition for the second annual Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student
Paper Award. Graduate students who have had papers accepted for the 2017 annual meeting may
compete for the award. The members of the prize committee include Julie Passanante
Elman (Chair), Kelly Fritsch, and David Serlin.


Submissions may deal with any aspect of critical disability studies as it intersects with
American Studies. Papers that have been previously presented or accepted for publication
are ineligible. The prize includes a...

Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)

The Critical Disability Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce the competition for the second annual Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Paper Award. Graduate students who have had papers accepted for the 2017 annual meeting may compete for the award. The members of the prize committee include Julie Passanante Elman (Chair), Kelly Fritsch, and David Serlin.

Submissions may deal with any aspect of critical disability studies as it intersects with American Studies. Papers that have been previously presented or accepted for publication are ineligible. The prize includes a certificate and $200 honorarium (generously provided by New...

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