Maurice Adkins


African American History

19th and 20th Century U.S.

History of Education



Book Chapters

“Gay Individuals in the U.S. Military” in Gary Dick, (ed.) Social Work Practice with Veterans 2014

Book Reviews

Lisa Marie Cacho

In her scholarship, Lisa Marie Cacho interrogates the ways in which human value is both ascribed and denied relationally along racial, gendered, sexual, national and spatial lines. Her book, Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU Press) won the American Studies Association’s 2013 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize honoring the most outstanding book published the previous year in American Studies. Her work has also been published in several journals and edited collections.

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.


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