Rutgers University-Newark American Studies Symposium: Why American Studies? Why Now?

Start: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Friday, April 16, 2021 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

Rutgers University-Newark American Studies Symposium

Why American Studies? Why Now?

Date: April 16, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

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The need for American Studies is more urgent than ever. Join your American Studies colleagues as we discuss issues we are facing now and how the field is pushing forward important topics of interdisciplinary and intersectional study, research, and practice. We will share research, projects, and ideas and build ongoing working groups.

Program
Download the full program: 2021 American Studies Symposium Program PDF

Welcome and Introduction
Jason Cortes, Director, American Studies Program

Opening Remarks
Jacqueline S. Mattis, Dean of Faculty, SASN

Round Table
Larry Durst, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program
Ruth Feldstein, Professor, History and American Studies Program
Jack Tchen, Director, Clement A. Price Institute and Chair of Public History & Humanities
Mi Hyun Yoon, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program
Moderated by Alexandra Chang, Associate Director, American Studies Program

Presenters

Eating Democracy:
School Lunch from a Tool of Assimilation to Cultural Acceptance
Christina Sebak, MA Candidate, American Studies Program

A Way Out of No Way:
The Labor and Activism of Black Queer and Transgender Women in Newark, New Jersey
Kristyn Scorsone, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program

Silencing the Classroom:
Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the Production of the History of Education
Erin Santana, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program

We Are the Ghosts of Our Future:
Personal Recollections and Analog Photographs from the Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project
Colleen O’Neal, MA Candidate, American Studies Program

The Laughing Archive
Amalia Mallard, PhD Candidate, American Studies

From Literary Oral History to Cold War Analysis:
Using American Studies Methodologies to Revisit Transnational Peace Activism
Erica Fugger, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program

Mapping an Archipelago of Influence: An Introduction to Archivepelago
Corey Clawson, MA Candidate, American Studies Program

Diversity, Social Justice, and Young Adult Literature:
Using Cultural and Historical Contexts to Build Empathy
Jennifer Ansbach, PhD Candidate, American Studies Program

Followed by Working Group Break Outs

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Organized by the American Studies Symposium Committee
Mi Hyun Yoon, Larry Durst, Jason Cortes, and Alexandra Chang