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.

American Studies majors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Three American Studies majors were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 30. Congratulations to Erin Falk, Olive Lee, and Emily Lesmes. What a huge honor! Only about 10% of the nation's colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and only about 10% of the Arts & Sciences graduates of those institutions are considered for membership, making the society one of the most selective in the nation. PBK is a lifetime membership. 

Emily Lesmes, Erin Falk, and Olive Lee:

 

David Singerman talk on "Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism"

David Singerman, Visiting Scholar of American Studies and the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, will deliver a public lecture on Friday, May 5 at 2:00p.m. The talk, "'En la producción auzcarera todo está metrificado': Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism," will be held at the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, Hotel A. Reception to follow. 

AMST Hands-On Public History class curates Daughters of Zion Cemetery exhibit

The students in Professor Lisa Goff's Hands-On Public History course organized an exhibit commemorating the lives of those buried in Charlottesville's Daughters of Zion Cemetery. The event, "Gone But Not Forgotten: Exploring Charlottesville's African-American History at Daughters of Zion Cemetery," was held on April 19 at the Special Collections Library's Harrison-Small Auditorium. The exhibit was curated by the students in Hands-On Public History, in conjunction with the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery.

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Celebrate the New Latinx Minor at UVA!

October 24, 2017

Monday Oct 30th at 6 pm in Wilson 142, Professor Lázaro Lima will present a lecture, "Latino Studies 2.0: Black Lives, Brown Bodies, and the Ends of the Democratic Commons... Read»

American Studies Pizza & Praxis - Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30pm, Wilson 142

October 2, 2017

Please join the faculty and students of UVA American Studies this Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm in Wilson 142 for another meeting of Pizza & Praxis, our regular series of... Read»

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

October 2, 2017

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... Read»

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