Kasey Jernigan

 Kasey Jernigan was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Wesleyan University in the American Studies Department. Her work focuses on obesity, identity, and cultural uses of food among Oklahoma tribes. Using collaborative and participatory research methods, her research examines the socio-cultural, economic, political, and historical influences of health, while centering tribal citizens’ personal stories and meaning-making in these processes. In her current manuscript project, Embodied Heritage: Commod Bods and Indian Identities, Dr.

Gillian Frank

Gillian Frank received his Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies at Brown University. He is a past recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship. Frank has published on the intertwined histories of religion, sexuality and gender in the United States. His work has appeared in venues such as Gender and HistoryJournal of the History of Sexuality and Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.

Carmenita Higginbotham

Carmenita Higginbotham’s research examines early 20th century American art with an emphasis on how notions of "the city" have had an impact on representation. Her book, The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald March and American Art (Penn State University Press, forthcoming February 2015), considers how Reginald Marsh as an American Scene artist represents African Americans during the 1930s.


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