A few years ago, Dr. Randy Lewis received a Humanities Research Award from the College of Liberal Arts in support of research for his upcoming book, currently titled Surveillance of the Heart: Fear and Loathing in Fortress America. In this video, Dr. Lewis describes the specific research that this award supported, from visits to Walden Pond to churches in Colorado. Take a look!
If you’ll be in Ann Arbor in March, we highly recommend you check out the University of Michigan’s “Envisioning American Studies” conference, a part of their 80th anniversary celebration of their American Culture program. Ph.D. alumni Drs. Jeannette Vaught and Jenny Kelly have both been selected to present research relating to their dissertations – now manuscripts – in this discussion of the vanguard of American cultural analysis. Congratulations to both of them!
For more information, see the 80th anniversary website here.