This Thursday, March 23, American Studies Professor Lisa Goff will take part in a panel discussion on race and class in America at the Virginia Festival of the Book. The panel will offer perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encourage thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community. 4:00-5:30pm, UVA Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections (UVA Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville).
On Saturday, March 25, American Studies Professors Camilla Fojas and Jack Hamilton, along with Glenn Frankel, will speak at the Virginia Festival of the Book panel "Pop Life: Cultural Influences of Media." They will discuss different elements of pop culture and how they help define social and political beliefs; Siva Vaidhyanthan will moderate. 12:00-1:30pm at the UVA Bookstore (400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville).
Kasey Keeler, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies, has published an article in the Winter 2016 issue of Native American and Indigenous Studies titled "Putting People Where They Belong: American Indian Housing Policy in the Mid-Twentieth Century." Read an abstract of Dr. Keeler's article below:
For undergraduate students wondering what you can do with a liberal arts major: join the American Studies Program and the UVA Career Center to learn how to get a summer internship/job! Discover what resources are available for American Studies/liberal arts majors, listen in on a 4th Year Internship Panel, and have your resume reviewed. The event will be held in the Wilson Hall lobby on Tuesday, January 31st from 5-7pm. Free Mellow Mushroom pizza will be provided.
Dr. Marlene Daut, Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the Carter G. Woodson Institute, will give a talk January 18 on "Haiti and the Digital World: Archiving Black Sovereignty Together in Life and Death." The talk is sponsored by the Scholars' Lab and will be held at 3:30pm in Alderman 421.
There are five million children in the United States with a parent incarcerated — that’s about one in every 14 children under the age of 18.
In this episode of our Slate Academy Pop, Race, and the ’60s, Slate pop critic Jack Hamilton talks to Oliver Wang, associate professor of Sociology at California State University–Long Beach, and pop-charts expert Chris Molanphy about the trans-Atlantic relationship between the Beatles and Berry Gordy’s Motown empire.
A University of Virginia symposium organized in remembrance of the late Julian Bond – one of the most prominent social justice advocates to emerge from the American Civil Rights Movement and a UVA professor emeritus of history – will be held next week.
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»