UVA American Studies Lecture Presentation
Julian Bond
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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:

 

David Singerman talk on "Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism"

David Singerman, Visiting Scholar of American Studies and the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, will deliver a public lecture on Friday, May 5 at 2:00p.m. The talk, "'En la producción auzcarera todo está metrificado': Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism," will be held at the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, Hotel A. Reception to follow. 

AMST Hands-On Public History class curates Daughters of Zion Cemetery exhibit

The students in Professor Lisa Goff's Hands-On Public History course organized an exhibit commemorating the lives of those buried in Charlottesville's Daughters of Zion Cemetery. The event, "Gone But Not Forgotten: Exploring Charlottesville's African-American History at Daughters of Zion Cemetery," was held on April 19 at the Special Collections Library's Harrison-Small Auditorium. The exhibit was curated by the students in Hands-On Public History, in conjunction with the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery.

Jack Hamilton in C-Ville Weekly

Jack Hamilton spoke to C-Ville Weekly about his recent book, Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination. Read the full article here. Hamilton will discuss his work at the Virginia Festival of the Book event "Reading Under the Influence" on Friday, March 24, at 9:30pm at the Ante Room; following the talk, Robin Tomlin of Grits and Gravy will play a live deejay set.

Lisa Goff at VA Festival of the Book

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).

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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»

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