What exactly is “America”? America as we’ve known it is changing. The nation is experiencing greater racial and ethnic diversity. Concerns about the environment, food and poverty, and sustainability are being addressed, and solutions sought. The public is demanding greater equality for all, regardless of sexual preference or socioeconomic status. American culture is becoming increasingly diverse and its population more transnational. What are the meanings and boundaries of American citizenship? Who is “American” and who determines this? Read More »
American Studies Association Conference 2019
Mid-America American Studies Association Reception
November 8, 2019
ASA Presidential Address by Dr. Robert Warrior
New graduate seminar! AMS 998: Feminist Theory & Music:
Congratulations to William Garcia on his collaboration in White Latino Privilege: Caribbean Latino Perspectives in the Second Decade of the 21st Century with Dr. Gabriel Haslip-Viera & others, available for purchase here.
Listen to Margaret Kelley discuss it's not just fear of violence or belief in the second amendment and gun rights prompting gun ownership. On this episode of WhenExpertsAttack she explains that concerns about Armageddon and "supernatural" evil also are at play.
Geoffrey Newmandid a podcast for the journal Kansas History that was broadcast on 91.9 KSDB-FM. It is available online here.
Congratulations to Sam Steuart for being named KU's 20th Truman scholar!
This article, written by Geoffrey Newman, was published in the August edition of the Kansas HistoryJournal. Congratulations Geoffrey!
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
KU-AUMIInterArts 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 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