Announcement: UT American Studies at ASA in Puerto Rico

Like many of you, several members of our department will be traveling to Puerto Rico this weekend to present and participate in events at the annual American Studies Association meeting. If you’ll be there, be sure to check out their panels!

John Cline

Panel: Musical Movements
Paper: “Familiar Islands: The U.S., the Bahamas, and the Permeable Boundaries of ‘Folk’ Music”
Saturday, November 17 / 2:00 p.m. – 3:34 p.m. / Room 102B

Eric Covey

Panel: Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Explorers: 150 Years in Africa
Paper: “‘Swallowed by the East?’ Or the Red, White and Blue on the Nile?”
Friday, November 16 / 10:00am – 11:45am / Room 209B

Dr. Janet Davis

ASA Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers: Revising and Developing American Studies Curricula/Programs in the Twenty First Century
Friday, November 16 / 10:00am – 11:45am / Room 204

Daniel Gerling

Panel: Sanitary Imperialism: U.S. Efforts to Clean and Beautify Puerto Ricans
Paper: “Tropical Prophylaxis: U.S. Envoys of Continence in Early 20th Century Imperialism”
Friday, November 16 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Room 104B

Andrea Gustavson

Caucus: Visual Culture: Pictures in Motion: American Photography and Empire
Paper: “Snapshots and Scrapbooks: Private Photographs, Public Feelings, and American Empire during the Cold War”
Saturday, November 17 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. / Room 208B

Jennifer Kelly

Panel: Liberalism in the Service of Empire: Past, Present, and Future
Paper:  “The Politics of Response: Justice Tourism in Palestine and Israel”
Thursday, November 15 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Room 202A

Lily Laux

Panel: Pedagogies of Empire
Paper: ” Teaching Texas: Education as a Practice of Empire”
Saturday, November 17 / 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. / Room 208C

Dr. Julia Mickenberg

Insights from Outside: Approaches to the Study of Americans Abroad
Thursday, November 15 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Room 102B

Rebecca Onion

Caucus: Childhood and Youth Studies: Space, Place, and Privilege: New Geographies of Childhood
Paper: “Childhood, Animality, and New Geographies of Extinction in the 1970s”
Saturday, November 17 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. / Room 204

Dr. Naomi Paik

The Violence of Life Itself: Progress, Design, Beauty, Humanitarianism
Thursday, November 15 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. / Room 203

Elissa Underwood

Caucus: Critical Prison Studies: State of the Field: Critical Prison and Carceral State Studies, Current Scholarship and New Directions
Saturday, November 17 / 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. / Room 103B

Jeannette Vaught

Panel: Animal Dimensions of American Empire: 1830-2012
Paper: “A Saddlebag Full of Syringes: Rodeo’s Technoscience Frontier”
Sunday, November 18 / 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. / Room 207

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