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Gill Frank Pens Article for Jezebel on the History of Illegal Abortions
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!
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.
Why American Studies Matters: Major & Career Info Session
What is American Studies? What can you do with your American Studies degree? Come join us upstairs at Grit on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm to find out. Explore fall course offerings, learn about career opportunities, and hear from professors, alumni, and current majors. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend! Check out the Facebook event here.
Celebrate the New Latinx Minor at UVA!
Monday Oct 30th at 6 pm in Wilson 142, Professor Lázaro Lima will present a lecture, "Latino Studies 2.0: Black Lives, Brown Bodies, and the Ends of the Democratic Commons in the Neoliberal University.” Reception to follow in Wilson 117.
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 - Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30pm, Wilson 142
Please join the faculty and students of UVA American Studies this Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm in Wilson 142 for another meeting of Pizza & Praxis, our regular series of informal gatherings of American Studies majors to discuss American Studies topics far and wide.
News & Announcements
Solidarity Hours & Artist Talk/Music Event ft. Damon Locks
December 8, 2022
American Studies Majors are invited to join our off-campus solidarity hours/study hall time followed by a music event featuring Damon Locks.
When: Thursday, December 8, 3-... Read»
Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of American Studies
November 16, 2022
In consort with the... Read»
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»