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AMST Postdoctoral Fellow Gill Frank on WHYY's Radio Times

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

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.

Jack Hamilton receives Honorable Mention for the 2017 Woody Guthrie Award, Seed Grant from the Whiting Foundation's Public Engagement Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Professor Jack Hamilton, who has received an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Woody Guthrie Award for outstanding music book of the year by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Professor Hamilton's book, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination, was published by Harvard University Press in 2016.

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.

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News & Announcements

Prof. Lamas Receives Outstanding Book Award

April 20, 2022

AMST faculty Carmen Lamas won the Latin American Studies Association's Latinx Section's Outstanding Book Award for 2022 for her book, The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas:... Read»

Prof. Jernigan and others to direct programming for new Black & Indigenous Feminist Futures Institute.

February 23, 2022

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $616,670 grant to the University of Virginia to create a research institute for interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching and cultural projects related... Read»

Prof. Hamilton reviews the new Kanye Documentary on Netflix

February 16, 2022

Read Prof. Jack Hamilton's latest article for Slate here: https://slate.... Read»

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