UVA American Studies Graduation
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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

The American Studies Program awarded undergraduate degrees to 53 students over the summer and fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018. Congratulations to our majors for their accomplishments, and best wishes to them in their future endeavors. Additional congratulations to Araba Dennis (pictured, with Professor Carmenita Higginbotham), who won the program prize for best undergraduate thesis.

Jack Hamilton receives Honorable Mention for the 2017 Woody Guthrie Award, Seed Grant from the Whiting Foundation's Public Engagement Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Professor Jack Hamilton, who has received an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Woody Guthrie Award for outstanding music book of the year by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Professor Hamilton's book, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination, was published by Harvard University Press in 2016.

Nancy MacLean Talk: "The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right," Thursday, Oct. 12, 7pm, Clark 108

Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, will present a talk entitled "The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right & the Crisis of American Democracy" on Thursday, October 12th at 7pm in Clark 108. All American Studies majors are encouraged to attend!

American Studies Pizza & Praxis - Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6:30pm, Wilson 117

Please join the faculty and students of UVA American Studies this Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30pm in Wilson 117 for this year’s first meeting of Pizza & Praxis, our regular series of informal gatherings of American Studies majors to discuss American Studies topics far and wide. Tuesday’s meeting will offer students and faculty a chance to reflect together on the events of August 11th and 12th.

AMST professor appointed co-director of Global South Lab

Professor Camilla Fojas has been named Co-Director of the Global South Lab, which is affiliated with the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) at UVA. Prof. Fojas has a joint Mellon Foundation appointment with the American Studies Program and the Department of Media Studies. Her research explores transnational Asian, Pacific, and Latinx American cultural and media studies in a comparative imperial context.

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UVA Professor Higginbotham Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

May 24, 2018

The American Studies Program awarded undergraduate degrees to 53 students over the summer and fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018. Congratulations to our majors for their accomplishments, and best... Read»

UVA Why American Studies Matters

Why American Studies Matters: Major & Career Info Session

March 27, 2018

What is American Studies? What can you do with your American Studies degree? Come join us upstairs at Grit on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm to find out. Explore fall course offerings, learn about... Read»

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