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October 10, 2018
Rebecca Jacobs, a graduate of Yale’s PhD program in American Studies, was on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis, an...
September 24, 2018
We are delighted to announce yet another book award garnered by Professor Albert Laguna.  Laguna’s book Diversión was awarded the Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Book...
September 19, 2018
George Miles, the William Robertson Coe Curator of Western Americana was recently profiled in YaleNews on the occasion of the opening of his new curated exhibit, ‘Eye on the...
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September 13, 2018
Albert Laguna is the winner of the 2017 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize hosted by the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association. The Northeast Popular/American Culture...
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August 31, 2018
With great enthusiasm we announce that Lisa Lowe will be joining American Stuides. Lisa Lowe will begin her appointment in January 2019 as the Samuel Knight Professor of...
August 30, 2018
  I am the Queen, a compelling short film about some of the women of Chicago footwork, begins with a radiant poem: “From dance groups to battle cliques, we represent...
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August 8, 2018
Robert Stepto, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of English, focuses his research on the relation of literature to the visual arts and to folklore, literary...