American Studies

Awards/Honors || Fellowships || Research Grants || Internships || Conference Presentations || Publications || Community Service/Outreach || Recent alumni employment/positions

Awards/Honors

Dean's Prize for Graduate Student Scholarship on Women, The College of William and Mary, Spring 2011, Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies

Ewell Award, The College of William and Mary, Spring 2011, Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies

Honored Scholar-Activist, Ariana Outreach for Afghanistan, Washington D.C., Fall 2009, Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies

Fellowships

Birmingham Museum of Art: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2012-2014, Jeffreen M. Hayes, PhD, American Studies

GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library, German Historical Institute and German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2012, Christian Wilbers, PhD, American Studies.

Ithaca College Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship,  2010-2011, Jeffreen M. Hayes, PhD, American Studies

Swann Foundation Fellowship in Cartoon and Caricature, 2010-2011, Jeffreen M. Hayes, PhD, American Studies

Research Grants  
Internships

 

Conference Presentations

Speaker, “Race and Trans-Nationalism in German America: The ‘Horror on the Rhine Mass Meeting,’” 17th Annual Focus on German Studies Conference, Max Kade German Cultural Center, Cincinnati, OH, October 1, 2012, Christian Wilbers, PhD, American Studies.

Speaker, "'I’m Doin’ It For Defense': Obligation and Sexual Violence in the United States During WWII” presented at 2012 Southern Association for Women Historians Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, June 6-9, 2012, Michaele Smith, PhD, American Studies.

Speaker, “ 'Inhabitants of Saint-Domingue, today refugee in this place': Atlantic Networks and the Contours of Migration among Free Women of Color during the Haitian Revolution” presented at Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic Conference, Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, March 9-11, 2012, Elizabeth Neidenbach, PhD, American Studies.

Speaker, "The Big Bad Wolf: The Glorification of Male Sexual Aggression in Popular Culture during WWII" presented at 2012 Southwest /Texas Popular & American Culture Associations Regional Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico,  February 8-11, 2012, Michaele Smith, PhD, American Studies.

Speaker, "'According to (Y)our Method of Judging': Jefferson's Moose, Barnum's Mermaid, and America's Curiosity" presented at "Curiosities" Graduate Humanities Conference, Tufts University, Boston, MA, February 2012, Shaun Richards, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, "Tractor in a Rice Paddy?: Performing American Exceptionalism at the Virginia State Fair," presented at Chesapeake American Studies Association Annual Meeting, American University, Washington, D.C., Spring 2012, Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

Speaker, "Between Third Reich and American Way: Transatlantic Migration and the Politics of Belonging, 1920-1945" presented at the Heidelberg Spring Academy, Heidelberg, Germany, March  11, 2011, Christian Wilbers, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, “Browns, Shebas, Flappers, and Shieks: Playing with Color-Coded Bodies in Jazz Age Literature,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA, October 10, 2011, Roxane Pickens, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, “Freedom From, Freedom To: Playing with the Party’s Potential in Jazz Age Literature and Culture,” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 1, 2011, Roxane Pickens, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, "Killin' Them Softly: Chappelle's Show" presented at National Popular Culture Association Conference, Spring 2011, Jeffreen M. Hayes, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, New England American Studies Association Conference, October 2010, Julia Kaziewicz, PhD, American Studies

Speaker, Cold War Cultures Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, October 2010, Julia Kaziewicz, PhD, American Studies

Publications

"US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar." IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 34.3 (July-Sept. 2012): 4-21. Edward Hunt, PhD, American Studies

"Review of McDonald, Jason, American Ethnic History: Themes and Perspectives", 49th Parallel, Vol.26, 2011. Christian Wilbers, PhD, American Studies

"Spotlight Essay/Books: The Terror Dream by Susan Faludi," September 11th in Popular Culture: A Guide. Ed. Sara E. Quay and Amy M. Damico. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010. 124-5. Julia Kaziewicz, PhD, American Studies

"Growing Up in the Margins: Asian American Children in Contemporary Southern Literature." Southern Quarterly (Spring 2009). Frank Cha, PhD, American Studies

“Khadija, Aishah, and Fatimah” Prehistory-1250." Cultural Sociology of the Middle East. Sage Books. 2011. Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies

“Shaarawi, Hoda.” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East. Sage Books. 2011. Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies

Community Service/Outreach

 

Recent alumni employment/positions

David Kidd, 2013 PhD, American Studies, English Chair, Department of English,  Norfolk Academy

John Miller, 2009 PhD, American Studies, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Longwood University