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Jenna Lyons
PhD Candidate
2611 Wescoe Hall

M.A. American Studies, University of Kansas

B.A. Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota


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(785) 304-2966
407 Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Kansas


William H. Adams
PhD Candidate
2012 Wescoe Hall

M.A. History, Chicago State University

B.A. African American Studies & History, Chicago State University


Hannah Bailey
PhD Candidate
203D Bailey

B.A. American Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

M.F.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University

B.A. English, Minor: Chicana Chicano Studies & Spanish, San Diego State University


William García

M.A. Curriculum & Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University 
M.A. History, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
B.A. European History, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras


Chelsea Harbin
PhD Student
203D Bailey

M.A. American Studies, University of Alabama

B.A. English, Minor Pre-Law, University of Texas San Antonio


Neill Kennedy
PhD Student
213C Bailey

B.G.S. American Studies, Minor in Latino/a Studies, University of Kansas

Caleb Lázaro Moreno
PhD Candidate
213C Bailey Hall

M.A. American Studies, University of Kansas

B.A. Bible and Religion, Minor in Philosophy
Bethel College, North Newton (KS)


PhD Candidate
213C Bailey Hall

M.A. Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas

B.A. American Ethnic Studies & Women's Studies, Kansas State University


Nicole Price
PhD Student
203D Bailey Hall

B.A. History, University of Dayton

B.S.E. Adolescent to Young Adult Education, University of Dayton

B.A. History, Florida State University

MA/PhD Student
213C Bailey

B.A. in Psychology

B.A. in American Multicultural Studies (AMCS)

Minor in Film Studies

Sonoma State University, 2016

Ben Schmack
PhD Candidate
2012 Wescoe Hall

M.A. History, Northern Illinois University

B.S. History, Northern Illinois University

 Alex Stucky
PhD Candidate
2012 Wescoe Hall

M.A. American Studies, University of Kansas

B.A. History & English, Bethel College

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  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • Congratulations to Christopher Perreira for receiving the National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for 2017-2018.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwallerhas been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018.  Congratulations, Rachel!
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