PhD In American Studies
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Jin Suk Bae
"Fitting into Multiethnic New York: Korean Immigrants from Latin America"
Jessica Johnson, Outreach Director, Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Theologies of Refuge in the Racial State: Race, Religion, and U.S. Refugee History, 1945-1990"
"Imagining the Coast: History, Heritage and Tourism in New England"
Felicia Salinas-Moniz, Center Coordinator, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Brown University
"Latina Imprints and Impressions: A Study of Contemporary Popular Fiction for Latina Readers"
Sarah J. Seidman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies, Rochester University; Center for the U.S. and the Cold War, New York University
"Venceremos Means We Shall Overcome: The African American Freedom Struggle and the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1979."
Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Graduate Program in Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University
"Bicentennial Memory: Postmodernity, Media, and Historical Subjectivity in the United States, 1966-1980"
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies, Brown University
“Conceiving National Bodies: The Trans-Pacific Politics of Birth Control and Eugenics, 1920s-1950s”
Oscar Vinluan Campomanes, Department of English at the Ateneo de Manila University(Quezon City, Philippines), Associate Professorial Lecturer in the Graduate School of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines)
"Figures of the Unassimilable: American Empire, Filipino American Postcoloniality, and the U.S.-Philippine War of 1898-1910s"
Joseph Edward John Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College . "Canned History: American Newsreels and the Commodification of History."
Eric D. Larson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
"Anxieties of Empire: Race, Class, Nation, and Neoliberalism in the U.S. and Mexico, 1986-2004."
Mireya Loza, Assistant Professor, History and Latina/o Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Braceros on the Boundaries: Activism, Race, Masculinity, and the Legacies of the Bracero Program."
Ani Mukherji, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, University of California-Los Angeles
"The Anticolonial Imagination: The Exilic Productions of American Anticolonialism in Interwar Moscow,1919-1939."
Kelli Shapiro, Area Development and Awards Coordinator at Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
“Saving Suburban Sites and Rescuing Roadside Relics: The Historic Preservation of the Recent Past through Adaptive Reuse"
Melanie Kohnen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
"Out of the Closet? The Discourse of Visibility, Sexuality, and Queer Representation in American Film, Television, and New Media, 1969-Present."
Angela Mazaris, Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Center, Wake Forest University
"Claiming History, Claiming Rights: Queer Discourses of History and Politics,"
Gabriel Mendes, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California San Diego
"Freud Turned Upside Down: Richard Wright, Dr. Fredric Wertham and Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic, 1945-1960"
Aslihan Tokgoz Onaran, Instructor in Screen Studies, Clark University
"Turkish Cosmo Girls, Soap Fans and Guitar Heroes: Resistive Pleasures of Turkish Women Consuming and Producing Transnational American Popular Culture"
Mario Sifuentez, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
"By Forests or by Fields: Organizing Immigrant Labor in the Pacific Northwest. 1940-1990"
"The Red International and the Black Caribbean: Transnal Communist Organizations in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939"
Gillian Frank, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Department of History, SUNY Stony Brook
"Save Our Children: The Sexual Politics of Child Protection in the United States, 1965-1990"
Mikiko Tachi, Associate Professor, American Studies and English, Chiba University, Japan
"The Folk Music Revival Then and Now: Politics, Commercialism and Authenticity in Folk Music Communities in the U.S. and Japan"
Sarah Wald, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Louisville University
"The Nature of Citizenship: Race, Citizenship, and Nature in Representations of California Agricultural Labor"
Marcia Chatelain, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
"The Most Interesting Girl of this Country is the Colored Girl": Girls and Racial Uplift in Great Migration Chicago"
Matthew Delmont, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Scripps College
"American Bandstand and School Segregation in Postwar Philadelphia"
Caroline Frank, Visiting Professor, Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences, Rhode Island School of Design
"China as Object and Imaginary in the Making of an American Nation, 1680-1780"
James V. Gatewood, Interim Core Faculty, Antioch University,
Min Zhou and J. V. Gatewood, co-editors, Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader, Second Edition, New York: NYU Press, 2007.
"City Lights Books: The History of a Community"
Karen Inouye, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Changing History: Competing Notions of Japanese American Experience, 1942–2006"
Stephanie Larrieux, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University
"Racing the Future: Hollywood Science Fiction Film Narratives of Race"
"The Postregional Turn in Contemporary American Literature"
Matthew Quest, Adjunct Lecturer of History, Georgia State University
"C.L.R. James, Direct Democracy, and National Liberation"
Susanna Rankin Bohme, Lecturer, Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences, Rhode Island School of Design
"DBCP in the United States and Central America: Body, Nation and Transnationalism in the History of a Toxic Product"
Elizabeth Belanger, Assistant Professor of History; Director, American Studies Program, Stonehill College
"Women Emergent: Gender, Geography and Activism in St. Louis and Chicago"
Charlotte Biltekoff, Assistant Professor of Food and Science Technology, University of California-Davis
"Hidden Hunger: Eating and Citizenship from Domestic Science to the Fat Epidemic"
Jonna K. Eagle, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Making a Spectacle of Himself: White Masculinity, Melodrama, and Sensation in the American Cinema, 1898-1999"
Christin Hancock, Assistant Professor, History and Political Science, University of Portland
"Sovereign Bodies: Women, Health Care, and Federal Indian Policy, 1890-1980"
Carla Tengan, Associate Curator, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California
"Cultivating Communities: Japanese American Gardeners in Southern California, 1910-1980"
Susanne Wiedemann, Assistant Professor of American Studies, St. Louis University,
"Transnational Encounters with 'Amerika': German Jewish Refugees' Identity Formation in Berlin and Shanghai, 1939-1949"
Themis Chronopolous, Lecturer in the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K.
"Disorderly Space: Power Relations and the Postwar Decline of New York City"
Christiana Grefe, Director of Education & Public Programming, Rhode Island Historical Society
"Museums of Order: "Truth," Politics, and the Interpretation of America's Prisons"
Matthew Pursell, Visiting Assistant Professor Department of History, University of West Florida
"Changing Conceptions of Servitude in the British Atlantic, 1640 to 1780"
Judith Rosenbaum, Director of Public History, Jewish Women's Archive
"Whose Bodies? Whose Selves? Women's Bodies and Women's Activism in the Twentieth Century"
Alexander Russo, Associate Professor of Media Studies and English, Catholic University of America
Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010
Jennifer J. Jang
"Redressing the Pained Body: The Politics of Sentimentality in Asian American Literature"
Natasha Zaretsky, Associate Professor of History, Southern Illinois University
No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968-1980. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007
Brian Greenfield, Associate Professor of History, Coordinator, Public History Program, Central Connecticut State University
Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009
Jessica Shubow, Lecturer, History and Literature, Harvard University,
"A Political History of the Normal Body in the United States from the Progressive Era to the Cold War"
Shahara B. Drew, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Assumption College
"Insiders and Outsiders: Processes of African American Canon formation, 1972 to Present"
Kristen P. Farmelant, Director, Bay State Historical League, Massachusetts Historical Society
"Trophies of Grace: Religious Conversion and Americanization in Boston's Immigrant Communities, 1890-1940"
Claudia Milian, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Department of African & African American Studies, Duke University
"Breaking into the Borderlands: Double Consciousness, Latina and Latino Misplacements"
Kristin Ostherr, Professor of English, Rice University
Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005
Cynthia Tolentino, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Oregon
America's Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009
Mark Herlihy, Chair of Humanities and Professor of History, Endicott College
"Leisure, Space and Collective Memory in Boston 1890-1980"
Kristen Lentz, Lecturer, Film and Women's Studies, Columbia University
"Television as Bad Object: Feminism, Race and the Politics of the Sign in 1970's Television and Film"
Brian K. Locke, Assistant Professor, English and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
"Three's a Crowd: The Racial Triangle of "White", "Black", and "Asian" Men in Post-World War Two United States Culture"
Susette Min, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis
Curator, "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now" Asia Society and Museum, New York (traveling)
"Creative License: Walking Through Asian American Cultural Productions"
Ezra Tawil, Associate Professor, Department of English, Rochester University
The Making of Racial Sentiment: Slavery and the Birth of The Frontier Romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Marion J. Coffey
"Conceiving a Social Movement: Pro-Choice Organizing Post Roe v. Wade"
Christa J. Deluzio, Associate Professor of History, Southern Methodist University
Female Adolescence in American Scientific Thought, 1830-1930. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
Kathleen Franz, Associate Professor of History, Director of Public History, American University
Tinkering: Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
Kathleen Franz and Susan Smulyan, eds., Major Problems in American Popular Culture. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin (2011)
Sarah A. Leavitt, Curator, National Building Museum
From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart: A Cultural History of Domestic Advice. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Laura Briggs, Professor and Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Mark G. Cooper, Associate Professor of English, Florida State University
Love Rules: Silent Hollywood and the Rise of the Managerial Class. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
William B. Hart, Associate Professor of History, Middlebury College
"For the Good of Our Souls: Mohawk Authority, Accomodation, and Resistance to Protestant Evangelism, 1700-1780,"
Janice Okoomian, Department of Women's Studies, Rhode Island College, RitualWorks
"Originary Embodiments: The Female Body and Narratives of Ethnic Origin in the Contemporary United States,"
Miriam Reumann, Lecturer, University of Rhode Island
"American Sexual Character in the Age of Kinsey, 1946-64,"
Deborah G. Thomas, Lecturer, African American Studies, Yale University