UVA American Studies Lecture Presentation
Julian Bond
Hamilton UVA Professor
Fall UVA Path Journey University of Virginia

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.

AMST professor appointed co-director of Global South Lab

Professor Camilla Fojas has been named Co-Director of the Global South Lab, which is affiliated with the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) at UVA. Prof. Fojas has a joint Mellon Foundation appointment with the American Studies Program and the Department of Media Studies. Her research explores transnational Asian, Pacific, and Latinx American cultural and media studies in a comparative imperial context.

American Studies majors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Three American Studies majors were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 30. Congratulations to Erin Falk, Olive Lee, and Emily Lesmes. What a huge honor! Only about 10% of the nation's colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and only about 10% of the Arts & Sciences graduates of those institutions are considered for membership, making the society one of the most selective in the nation. PBK is a lifetime membership. 

Emily Lesmes, Erin Falk, and Olive Lee:

 

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News & Announcements

Grace Hale is awarded for best book on Georgia history

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»

Prof. Hamilton Dissects the ‘Fab Four’ as New Beatles Documentary Drops

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»

Read Prof. Daut's article "Resurrecting A Lost Palace of Haiti" published in Harper's Bazaar

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»

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