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Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!


Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!


Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!


This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!


Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018. 

Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine and PhD Committee after his dissertation defense

 
 

Congratulations to Ph.D. student William Adams for receiving the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Summer Short-term Fellowship.


Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey for being awarded the 2017 Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship.


Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018.  This award grants a stipend and office space at the Hall Center for Rachel to focus on her writing.  Congratulations, Rachel!


Congratulations to Marilyn Ortega, Ph.D. student in American Studies, for being selected as one of the inaugural National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellows for 2017. 


NEA grant to KU to help physically disabled play music


In September 2016, PhD candidate Kathryn Vaggalis received the Center for Migration Research Graduate Student Grant, a $500 award designated for students performing migration-related research. The grant supports students in the Center's mission to promote, coordinate, and facilitate innovative high-quality interdisciplinary research on how human migration both shapes and is shaped by the social landscapes in which it takes place. Kathryn received the award to help fund her visit to the National Archives in Washington, DC to conduct research for her dissertation on early-twentieth century immigrant Greek and Japanese picture brides.


Ben Chappell will be speaking at the Kansas City Museum this week, discussing his research at Mexican American softball tournaments. It should be an interesting event, somewhere between an academic conference, an old-timer’s game, and Antiques Roadshow. The initiative is aimed at developing the collection of the National Museum of American History. Participants will also get a shout-out at the Royals game on Thursday, so look for me on the jumbotron. More info (Smithsonian web site) »


Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »


CLAS names 1st associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion (KU News link)


Area Studies and the Problems of Global Histories (Guest Post, external link)


Why student-athlete activism is rattling cages
(The Christian Science Monitor)


Editors of the American Studies Journal, Randal Jelks and Sherrie Tucker enjoy showing the summer reading issue of the AMS Journal to Jeannette Jones, University of Nebraska, at the Mid America ASA reception in Toronto.


Congratulations to Ray Pence for his significant contributions to the celebration of upcoming events and exhibit recognizing the American Disabilities Act 25th anniversary.  Events are hosted by The Dole Institute of Politics (see article), opening July 26th. You can listen to Ray's interview (see below) for more details.

The interview is available in podcast form on KLWN-AM. To listen, access their site at www.klwn.com, then find the link on their home page for "Podcasts," then choose "Timeline Radio" from the drop down menu. The interview show, aired 07/13/2015, taped 07/07/2015, should be listed.


Congratulations to Ruben Flores and Ray Pence
June 01, 2015

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  • This article, written by Geoffry Newman, was published in the August edition of the Kansas History Journal. Congratulations Geoffry!
  • Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
  • Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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