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.
American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Gill Frank has had an article published on the blog Jezebel. In it, he discusses the history of illegal abortions in the United States. Congratulations to Prof. Frank!
Check out this interview with NPR member station WHYY's program, Radio Times, featuring our new postdoc in American Studies, Gill Frank. He appears at the 32 minute mark. He also has an article coming out in Jezebel on Sept. 4. Prof. Frank is teaching a new 4000-level course this fall called "Politics of Reproduction" and will be teaching two courses for us in the spring.
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.
News & Announcements
January 12, 2022
As featured in UVAToday: Prof. Hale (American Studies, History) is honored with the 2021 Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for her... Read»
November 23, 2021
As featured on UVAToday: Prof. Jack Hamilton breaks down the history of the Beatles and their impact on rock 'n' roll. Read the full article... Read»
November 17, 2021
Marlene Daut (Carter G. Woodson Institute, American Studies) wrote an article for Harper’s Bazaar on the lost Haitian palace of Sans Souci and what the castle’s ruins... Read»