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This Year’s Winning Project

The American Studies Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 ASA Community Partnership Grants to support collaborative interdisciplinary community projects utilizing American Studies pedagogy, curriculum, research, and other resources.


This Year's Winners

University of Pittsburgh: Art, Social Change, and Neighborhood Identities: Hemispheric Conversations.  (Amount $3,000)

This project will bring artists from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Leon Guanajuato, Mexico into conversation with Pittsburgh residents and each other. By developing workshops on the history of aerosol art, planning public murals, and holding a pot luck party, and one-day symposium, this project allows for artists and residents...

Faculty Position

February 2, 2017
Starting Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Department of American Culture invites applications for a full-time position specializing in American Culture. This is a non-tenure-track and teaching-intensive faculty position.


  1. Applicants must be eligible for appointment according to the regulations governing private universities and are required to have a doctoral degree in the relevant field in hand by the appointment start date.
  2. Applicants must have 200 or more points in qualifying publications dated no earlier than March, 2014 (including the Ph.D. dissertation). For detailed criteria on qualifying publications and points see: “Directions” -> “Tips when completing publication list” on our application site.
  3. Applicants must
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AQ Editorial Leadership


  • Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Managing Editor 

  • Jeanette Hall, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Editorial Assistants

  • Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Logan Narikawa, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Associate Editors

  • Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Suzanna Reiss, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Board of Managing Editors

  • Marie Alohalani Brown, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Marcus Daniel, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Min-Jung Kim, Ewha Women's University, Korea
  • Roderick Labrador, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia
  • Brandy McDougall, University of Hawaiʻi

Task Forces

The Task Force for American Studies in Higher Education in the U.S. and Globally

The Task Force, constituted in 2014 based on needs articulated by a wide range of members, program leaders, and committees, is charged with keeping the American Studies Association informed about trends in culture and policy as they impact American studies and its place in higher education, both within the United States and around the world. In particular, the Task Force focuses on identifying challenges facing American studies within the shifting landscape of higher education—and developing resources and strategies for responding to the same.

The primary objective...

EAS Forum 1

Encyclopedias & American Studies

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series of EAS Internet Forums on topics of general interest to American Studies scholars and students.  We seek to unite scholarly discussion with discussion of public scholarship and teaching, and we welcome suggestions for future forum topics.  We begin with a discussion of the encyclopedia in relation to American Studies, featuring three editors of encyclopedias;  this is followed by an invited comment by Michael Cowan, a former president of the ASA and long interested in these matters. M.O.

Simon J. Bronner (The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg), Editor, Encyclopedia...

Alt-Ac Career Resources

Today, the structure of higher education is changing with the casualization of labor. One outcome of this is a decline in placement rates of PhD graduates in tenure-track faculty positions—and an attendant rising interest in “alternative academic” careers.

The American Studies Association conducts a yearly survey of new PhDs in American studies and produces an annual report on the PhD. Recent findings suggest that, with roughly 1 in 5 (or fewer) PhDs finding a tenure-track position within the first year of graduation, “newly minted PhDs continue to face a difficult job market, and are responding by taking...

Critical Ethnic Studies Prize

The American Studies Association’s Committee on Critical Ethnic Studies calls for submissions for the 2017 Critical Ethnic Studies Prize, awarded to a participant in the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Any paper given at the meeting is eligible for consideration, provided that it does not exceed 15 pages, including the notes. The paper should be a work-in-progress. The author of the winning paper will receive a $500 award at the annual meeting to be held November 9-12 in Chicago, Illinois.

Relevant submissions will contrast or connect the process of race-making or the experiences of racialized communities with similar...

Professor of Political Culture and Theory

February 24, 2017
Starting Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Being among the best research universities in Europe, and working alongside prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international center of knowledge. The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Full Professor of American Studies: Political Culture...