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Associate Professor
785-864-2236
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
3612 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Assistant Professor
213L Bailey Hall
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Associate Professor
785-864-2303
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Full Professor, Chair, Department of American Studies
785-864-5373
213D Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Professor
785-864-9476
213N Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Joo Ok Kim
Assistant Professor
785-864-1965
213K Bailey Hall
Associate Professor, Chair, African and African American Studies
785-864-5569
11A Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Associate Professor
785-864-2503
3068 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

Christopher Perreira
Assistant Professor
785-864-1980
Bailey Hall, Room 213J
David Roediger
Foundation Distinguished Professor
785-864-2309
213E Bailey Hall
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Professor
785-864-2305
Bailey Hall, Room 213-G

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


Upcoming Lectures
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Book Festival 2016
Civil Rights Movement? Think again

Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.

Astronomy Room (CLA)

 

Featuring: Felipe Hinojosa, Ruben Flores, & Debbie Harwell

Upcoming Events

MEXtasy Events

Thursday, April 28th
Pop-up Exhibition:  11AM - 3PM, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
Lunch and Learn 12:00-1:15PM

Exhibition curator William Anthony Nericcio

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Announcements
  • Caleb Moreno
    Lazaro and Imani Wadud were selected to participate in the highly competitive University of North Carolina and Duke University 2016 Summer Institute titled, “Towards a Non-Eurocentric Academia: Border Thinking and Decoloniality from Asia to Africa and from Europe to the Americas” from which articles produced by participants will be part of an edited book published by Duke University Press.
  • Ben Schmack
    Won the Katzman-Yetman Prize for best Graduate Student Paper, Mid America American Studies Association 2016
  • William Adams
    Awarded a Summer fellowship for 2016 from Black Metropolis Research Consortium. The award is to support research activities with primary sources materials available at Black Metropolis Research Consortium members institutions.
  • 'White guilt' video kerfuffle: Should schools teach structural racism?
  • Rachel Schwaller PhD candidate passed her Oral Comps with honors on February 8th
  • News story: "For Black Lives Matter, MLK's Kind of Activism Isn't the Only Way" published in the Christian Science Monitor, which features our own Randal Jelks among the scholars interviewed. Our congratulations and thanks go to Professor Jelks for critically weighing in on the national discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacies.
  • Steve Marston, PhD candidate published an article in the Fall 2015 issue of Kansas History. “Spectacles of Speed: Masculinity, Modernity and Auto Racing in Kansas, 1909-1918” More info »
  • Rebecca Barrett-Fox has a forthcoming book (University of Kansas Press June 2016), More info »
  • Monique Laney wins prestigious book award, More info »
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Call for Papers and Sessions

Battleground Midwest
Defining Who and What Matters in the U.S. and Beyond
Mid-America American Studies Association 2016 Conference
March 4-5, 2016

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