American Studies is changing the requirements for its major effective August, 2020. Students and faculty can view the new requirements here. Students who declared the major prior to August, 2020 can choose whether to complete the major in the new structure or via the previous concentration-based structure.
The American Studies Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Kasey Jernigan to our faculty. Dr. Jernigan will be starting as an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, with a joint appointment in both programs, in Fall 2019. Her hire was in the field of Contemporary Native North American Studies, and was part of a cluster hire on Race and Inequality sponsored by the Provost's Office.
Congratulations to the American Studies majors who graduated with the class of 2019! Saturday's graduates represent one of our biggest classes yet. We wish you all success in your future endeavors. Congratulations also to all the family, friends, and other loved ones who came to the ceremony and filled every seat in the house.
Pictured is Jenny Lee, who won the American Studies prize for her thesis, "From Camptown to Koreatown: Unraveling the Politics of Racial Triangulation," with our AMST program director, Professor Sylvia Chong.
The American Studies Program presents a talk by Gabriel Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University: No Scrubs: Livestock Breeding, State Power, and Eugenic Knowledge in the Early 20th Century United States. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 20th, from 12:00-1:30 PM in 117 Wilson Hall. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to AMST administrative coordinator Aida Barnes-May (amb7hh) before March 15.
Frances Aparicio, Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University, will join UVA AMST professors Camilla Fojas and Carmen Lamas in a roundtable discussion on the Past, Present, and Futures of Latinx Studies tomorrow, Thursday, Feburary 28th, in Wilson 142, from 4-6 PM. Refreshments will be served.
Hearty congratulations to several members of our faculty for assorted achievements:
Our very own Prof. Gill Frank has had his voting rights restored to him, thanks to a decision of the Canadian Supreme Court which reversed a law that previously forbade expatriate Canadians from voting. UVAToday has more on this story here. Many congratulations to Prof. Frank!
American Studies majors Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome were among the students interviewed for a recent issue of UVAToday, featuring a Q&A with UVA men's basketball players. Kyle called Prof. Carmenita Higginbotham's Disney course his favorite class and discussed how he chose to major in American Studies, and De'Andre and Ty spoke to other aspects of the student athlete experience.
Prof. Carmen Lamas's class Race and Ethnicity in Latinx Literature was featured in the UVAToday Illimitable story "The Class That Rocked My World." Fourth-year student Alex Cintron describes the experience of learning about "people like me" as meaningful, and highly recommends Prof. Lamas as a teacher of Latinx literature and culture. Congratulations to Prof. Lamas.
News & Announcements
March 26, 2020
American Studies is changing the requirements for its major effective August, 2020. Students and faculty can view the new requirements... Read»
May 24, 2019
The American Studies Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Kasey Jernigan to our faculty. Dr. Jernigan will be starting as an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, with a joint... Read»