American Studies

2011 - 2017

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Awards/Honors

Distinguished Dissertation Award in Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of William and Mary, "The Life and Legacy of Marie Couvent: Property Ownership, Social Networks, and the Making of a Free People of Color Community in New Orleans.". 2015. Libby Neidenbach, PhD, American Studies.

Graduate Student Prize, Northeast Popular Culture/ American Culture Association, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. October 2012. Lita Tirak, PhD, American Studies.

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.

Fellowships

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017. Amanda Stuckey, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017. David Pratt, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017. Sarah Stanford-McIntrye, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-2016. Ed Hunt, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-2016. Wendy Korwin-Pawlowski, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-2016. Helis Sikk, 2016, PhD, American Studies.

Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. Fellowship, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 2016. Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD, American Studies.

W&M Provost Dissertation Fellowship, 2014-2015. Sarah Glosson, 2015, PhD, American Studies.

Henry Belin du Pont Disseration Fellowship in Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE. 2015. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

Lemelson Center Dissertation Fellowship, National Museam of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 2015. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

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.

Conference Presentations

"Marriage, Trade & Colonial Authority: Picturing Power in a Portrait of Lucy Parke Byrd," Virginia Forum. March 2016. Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD, American  Studies.

"Boys in Livery: Picturing Slavery in English and Colonial American Portraiture," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. March 2016. Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD, American Studies.

"Haunted Homes: AIDS, Chrononormativity, and the Futures of the Queer Past" American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, CO. November 2016. Jan Huebenthal, PhD, American Studies.

"The Globalization of U.S. Grand Strategy: How U.S. Officials Positioned the United States at the Center of a Multipolar World after World War II," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA. June 25-27, 2015. Edward Hunt, PhD, American Studies.

Italy's American West: Representations of Native American Cultures in Tex, Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Toronto, Canada. April-May 2015. Tyler Norris, PhD, American Studies.

Spiral Jetty as a Snapshot in Spacetime, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. June 2015. Lindsay Garcia, PhD, American Studies.

Can Ferguson Teach Environmental Justice Advocates, Cultural Studies, Association Annual Conference, Riverside, CA. May 2015. Lindsay Garcia, PhD, American Studies.

Three Faces, Three Diasporic Places: Locating Refractions of Africa and the Americas in Atlanta’s Cult of Saint Martin De Porres, Locating and Connecting Latin America and the African Diaspora Conference, University of North Carolina Charlotte. May 2015. James Padilioni, Jr., PhD, American Studies.

Throwing Like A Girl: Embodiment and Dis/Ability in Feminist Theory, Works in Progress Regional Conference on Feminist Scholarship, Norfolk, Va. March 2015. Jan Huebenthal, PhD, American Studies.

The Life and Legacy of Marie Justine Sirnir Couvent, Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting. March 2015. Libby Neidenbach, PhD, American Studies.

"Reconstructing Citizenship: Banished Bodies and the Global South," at the Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference in Atlanta, GA. February 2015. Jessica Cowing, PhD, American Studies.

""Looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now, Never Stop Talking' - HIV, Disability Studies, and Queer Health in Time of 'Equality'" at the American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Jan Huebenthal, PhD, American Studies.

"Perceiving Reality: Narrative Space, Re-presentation, and Political Critique in City of Refuge," Louisiana Studies Conference, Natchitoches LA. September 2015. Jennifer N. Ross, PhD, American Studies.

Dying and Death a the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, the Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 2015. Mariaelena DiBenigno, PhD, American Studies.

Disruptive Bodies: Visibility, Embodiment, and Landscape in William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses," the 112th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Riverside, CA. November 2014. Jessica Cowing, PhD, American Studies.

I Got Country Roots: Race, Identity and Black Country Singers in the 1970s, the American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. November 2014. Matt Anthony, PhD, American Studies.

When Bodies Are Weapons – The Super Bowl, Violence, and the 'Masculine Mystique,' Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association 25th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. November 2014. Jan Huebenthal, PhD, American Studies.

From Farm to Refinery: Pulling Wealth from the Land in Twentieth-Century West Texas, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA. November 2014. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

The Black Body Mortified but Incorruptible: The Radical Mysticism of St. Martín de Porres, Ways of Knowing Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard Divinity School. October 2014. James Padilioni, Jr., PhD, American Studies.

From this lonely part of the world: Materializing William Byrd II's Transatlantic Social Network, 2014 SECAC Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL. October 2014. Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD, American Studies.

'Embracing What has Always Been ours to Begin With': Banjos, Bluegrass, and Southern Blackness, 1619: The Making of America Conference, Norfolk State University. September 2014. James Padilioni, Jr., PhD, American Studies.

The Waiting Man: The Black and White Masculinities of Male Enslaved Domestics in Virginia, 1750-1799 at the SHEAR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. July 2014. Cathy Hellier, PhD, American Studies.

Green Target: The Aim of New Materialist Ecocriticism. Association for Studies in Literature and Environment Biennial Conference in Lawrence, Kansas. May-June 2013. Frank Fucile, PhD, American Studies.

Raising Consumers / Selling Producers: Images of Children in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Advertising and Ephemera, Annual MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Conference), Atlantic City, New Jersey. November 2013. Meghan Bryant, PhD, American Studies.

'Trouble With My Adding' - The Innumeracy of Clint Eastwood." Film & History Conference: Making Movie$, Madison, WI. November 2013. Frank Fucile, PhD, American Studies.

Sex, Money, and Movement: Challenging Traditional Notions of the Female Tramp in Johnny Guitar and The Ballad of Little Jo, Film & History Conference: Making Movie$, Madison, WI. November 2013. Stephanie Maguire, PhD, American Studies.

'I don't think I have any heroes': Hawkeye Pierce as Hard-Boiled Detective, South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2013. David Camak Pratt, PhD, American Studies.

'I probably won't actually kill you.' - Killer Landscapes in The Eiger Sanction, Western Literature Association Annual Conference in Berkeley, CA. October 2013. Frank Fucile, PhD, American Studies.

Towers of Debt: Grain Elevators in the Southern Plains, Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Portland, Maine. September 2013. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

'Miss in Her Teens': Parenting Adolescent Gentlewomen in Eighteenth-Century England and Virginia, Third Global Conference: Childhood, Oxford, UK. July 2013. Cathleen Hellier, PhD, American Studies.

'We Younger Negro Artists who Create': Harlem's Production of the Aesthetic of Pride, The First International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Bridges Across Culture, Washington & Jefferson College and the Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy. June 2013. James Padilioni, Jr., PhD, American Studies.

What Shall the Harvest Be?: Racialized Representations in Cream of Wheat Advertisements, 1900- 1925, Eastern American Studies Conference. March 2013. Meghan Bryant, PhD, American Studies.

'She's Got her Own': The Political Economy of Billie Holiday, Association for Private Enterprise Education Conference. 2013. James Padilioni, Jr., PhD, American Studies.

"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.

"'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.

"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.

"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.

"'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.

Race and TransNationalism in German America: The 'Horror on the Rhine Mass Meeting,' 17th Annual Focus on German Studies Conference of the Max Kade German Cultural Center, Cincinnati, OH. October 2012. Christian Wilbers, PhD, American Studies.

The X-ray Lady: Look Through Me Please, Northeast Popular Culture/ American Culture Association, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. October 2012. Lita Tirak, PhD, American Studies.

'The Eyes of Texas are Upon You' Walker Texas Ranger and the Revisionist Western, Film and History Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI. September 2012. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

"'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.

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

"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.

"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.

"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.


Publications

The Deceptive Fermata of HIV-Criminalization Law: Rereading the Case of 'Tiger Mandingo' Through the Juridico-Affective. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Volume 35, Number 1 (2017). Sept 2017. Joseph F. Lawless, MA/PhD, American Studies  

Shahrazad in the White City: Gender, Performance, and Muslim Womanhood at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Book Chapter, Unveiling Fashion: Gender, Islam, and Global Modernities. 2014. Alexandra Méav Jerome, PhD, American Studies.

Squidbillies and White Trash Stereotypes in the Corporate Postmodern South, Appalachian Journal. 2013. David Camak Pratt, PhD, American Studies.

US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 34.3: 4-21. July-Sept. 2012. 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.

"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

Committee Chair, Panel on Photography and Decomposition, the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference. June 2015. Frank Fucile, PhD, American Studies.

Curator, "Capitalist Architecture in a Posthumanist World" Art Exhibit, The College of William and Mary. March 2015. Lindsay Garcia, PhD, American Studies.

Assistant Director, 2015 William & Mary Global Film Festival. February 2015. Jan Huebenthal, PhD, American Studies.

Panel Organizer, "Pleasure in the Land: Marking the Spatial Bounderies of the "Good Life" in 20th Century American," Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA. November 2014. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, PhD, American Studies.

Co-curator, "Glen Close: A Life in Costume," Muscarelle Museum of Art. September 2013-January 2014. Meghan Bryant, PhD, American Studies.

Panel Chair and Commenter, "The Invention of Authenticity: Troubling Narratives of the 'Real' Southern Foodways," 2014 American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. November 2014. Kate Previti, PhD, American Studies.

Curator, "X RA*DI*ANCE: An Exhibition," Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA. February-April 2013. Lita Tirak, PhD, American Studies.

Panel Chair, "Financing the Frontier I: Market Economics in the Wild West," Film & History Conference: Making Movie$, Madison, WI. November 2013. Frank Fucile, PhD, American Studies.

Curator, "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond," Muscarelle Museum. September 2012. Meghan Bryant, PhD, American Studies.

Alumni Employment

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

Travel Grants

Arts & Sciences OGSR/Graduate Student Association Conference Funds. 2017. J. Barrington Matthews, PhD, American Studies.