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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
  • Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia
  • Brandy McDougall, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Colin Moore, University of Hawaiʻi

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...

John Hope Franklin Prize

About the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize

The John Hope Franklin Publication Prize is distributed yearly and honors the most outstanding book published in American studies for the year preceding the annual meeting. Recipients of the award receive $1,000. The prize winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association.

This award honors John Hope Franklin, an American historian who published dozens of books including the influential From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. He served as president of both the American Studies Association and the American Historical Association and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in...

Toni Morrison and Adaptation

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Review Begins: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Co-Edited by Stacie McCormick (Texas Christian University) and Rhaisa Williams (Washington University in St. Louis)

The year 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Toni Morrison’s inaugural novel, The Bluest Eye, a work that engages in innovative methods of adaptation by transforming the Dick and Jane primer into a powerful narrative charting the move from innocence to experience as inflected by blackness. In 2006, the novel was adapted into a stage play written by Lydia Diamond. Indeed, Morrison’s work both engages in the act of adaptation (modifying folktales, images, and song into narrative) and continues to be adapted in other...

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...

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
  4. ...

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...