On November 13th-16th, the Indiana University’s 2020 Critical Ethnic Studies symposium brought into dialogue two zones of contemporary insurgent study: the undercommons and destituent power.
Micol Seigel produced her second monograph, Violence Work: State Power and the Limits of Police (Durham: Duke University Press, August 2018).
Vivian Halloran and Phoebe Wolfskill each awarded grants.
American Studies recently appointed several faculty members to new positions.
Caroline “Caro” Oates and Kayla McCarthy, undergraduate majors in American Studies have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious academic honor society in the country. A banquet for all inductees will be held December 5, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Presidents Hall.
Giselle Cunanan received the Fall 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award and presented her paper, “Linking Liberation to Freedom: Pedagogy and the Promise of ‘critical’ Ethnic Studies,” at the American Studies Association Annual Conference November 2017.
Yari Cruz was chosen as a recipient of the Fall 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award. She will travel to the MLA 2018 Annual Convention in January to present her paper "Transmedia and Telenovelas: Parodying Latinx Melodrama for a Transnational and Hemispheric Audience."
Alex Chambers and Giselle Cunanan both received dissertation awards.