2015-2016 American Studies Events

OGUNDA MASA

"The Role of the Drum in the Practice and Preservation of Afro-Cuban Music"
September 15, 2015; 12:30 p.m., CAS/Wesley Gallery


CRYSTAL PARIKH (New York University)

"An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child in Minor U.S. Literatures"
September 17, 2015; 3:30 p.m., Ashe 427 (cosponsored by the English Department)


The Jamaican 1960s: A Symposium

CAROL TULLOCH (University of the Arts, London)

DEBORAH THOMAS (University of Pennsylvania)

FAITH SMITH (Brandeis University)

WAYNE MODEST (Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam)

SHERI-MARIE HARRISON (University of Missouri)

OBIKA GRAY (University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire)

NIJAH CUNNINGHAM (Hunter College, CUNY)

CHARLES CARNEGIE (Bates College)

MAZIKI THAME (University of the West Indies, Mona)

October 29-30, 2015; 9:00 a.m., Executive Conference Room, Alumni Center


SYD SHELTON

"A Riot of My Own"
October 29, 2015; 2:00 p.m., Whitten Learning Center


BRYAN WAGNER (Berkley)

"People's Court"
March 21, 2016; 12:30 p.m., Richter Library Third Floor Conference Room


2013-2014 American Studies Events

SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN (University of Virginia)

"Google and the NSA: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility?"
October 21, 2013; 4:30 p.m., CAS/Wesley Gallery


DIANA FUSS (Princeton)

"Bishop's Mourning"
October 28, 2013; 4:30 p.m., CAS/Wesley Gallery (cosponsored by the English Department)


ALEXANDRA VAZQUEZ (Princeton)

"Learning to Live in Miami"
March 24, 2014; 4:30 p.m., Goizueta Pavilion, Cuban Heritage Collection, Richter Library (cosponsored by the Cuban Heritage Collection)


HESTER BLUM (Penn State)

"Polar Imprints: The News at the Ends of the Earth"
March 27, 2014


ROBERT ART (Brandeis)

"U.S. Grand Strategy and Selective Engagement"
April 2014


2011-2012 American Studies Events

CHRISTINA GARCÍA and JOHN MURILLO (visiting writers in the Creative Writing program at UM)

Reading from their work to kick off the Polyglot Writers series (organized by Creative Writing, cosponsored by American Studies)
September 6, 2011; 7 pm, CAS Gallery AND September 7, 8:30 p.m., Books & Books, Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach


‌ALEXANDER VON HOFFMANN (Harvard)

"Housing Matters: America's Quest for Decent Homes" (organized by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, cosponsored by American Studies)
September 12, 2011; 5:30 p.m., Glasgow Hall, School of Architecture


ERIC FONER (Columbia)

"The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" (organized by the History Department, cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities and American Studies)
September 22, 2011; 4:30 p.m.,Storer Auditorium


KATHLEEN DUVAL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 

"Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast and the American Revolution" (organized by the Atlantic Studies Research Group, the Center for the Humanities, cosponsored by the History Department and American Studies)
October 6, 2011; 4:30 p.m., 3rd floor Conference Room, Richter Library


AMERICAN STUDIES SPRING 2012 SPEAKER SERIES: 

"GLOBAL SOUTH: THE U.S. SOUTH IN THE WORLD"

All talks held in Richter Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room

 DON DOYLE (University of South Carolina)

"America's International Civil War"
February 2, 2012; 3:30 p.m.


 WAI CHEE DIMOCK (Yale)

"Gilgamesh on Three Continents"
March 6, 2012;  4:30 p.m.


JENNIFER GREESON (University of Virginia)

"Locke's American Enlightenment: Atlantic Slavery and the Birth of the Liberal Individual"
April 5, 2012; 3:30 p.m.


JESSICA ADAMS (Independent Scholar)

"Memories of Unseen Landscapes: Confederate Migration and Southern Hybridity"
April 19, 2012; 3:30 p.m.


FIRST AMERICAN STUDIES SUMMER INSTITUTE:

Atlantic Geographies, May 14-17, 2012, Cuban Heritage Collection conference room / Richter Library 3rd floor conference room, 9 am-5 pm. A 4-day institute for 12 advanced PhD students and recent postdocs, with a keynote lecture on Monday May 14 (open to everyone) by Vincent Brown (History / African American and African Studies, Duke U.). More information on the Atlantic Geographies website. Co-sponsored by the University of Miami Libraries, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Geography & Regional Studies Department, History Department, Modern Languages and Literatures, Department's Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Philosophy Department, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities, the Graduate School, and the Africana Studies Program.


2009-2010 American Studies Events

SVEN BECKERT (Harvard)

Organized by the Department of History, co-sponsored by American Studies
November 19, 2009


MARCUS REDIKER (University of Pittsburgh)

Organized by the Department of History, co-sponsored by American Studies
January 28, 2010


IAN BAUCOM (Duke)

“Reading a Letter: Republicanism, Empire, and the Archives of the Atlantic”
February 9, 2010; 3:30 pm, Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room


ALICIA SCHMIDT CAMACHO (Yale)

"Migrant Suffering and the Event Without Witness"
February 15, 2010; 3:30 p.m., Communication International Building 5063 


EDWIDGE DANTICAT, MITCHELL KAPLAN, WALTER K. LEW, R. ZAMORA LINMARK, BECKA MARA MCKAY, PAMELA THOMPSON

World Literature in the United States Today: A Roundtable Discussion
April 16, 2010; 4:30 p.m., CAS Gallery/Wesley House