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Corey D. B. Walker to Speak at William & Mary

William & Mary Alumni Corey D.B. Walker will speak on October 18th on “The Challenge of Blackness”: Africana Studies and the Imagination of Matter.

Healing history: Justin Reid’s homeward journey

Justin Reid '09 works as associate director of museum operations at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va. A National Historic Landmark since 1998, it remains one of the most important sites of the modern civil rights struggle.

New collection documents Virginia’s hip-hop history

On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.

Karin Wulf named director of Omohundro Institute

Karin Wulf, associate professor of history and American studies, and book review editor of The William & Mary Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals in the U.S., has been named the next director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

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First Years Present Final Projects

To culminate their first year in the program, the 2011-2012 cohort presented their final projects from their American Studies Seminar to the faculty and their fellow graduate students.

Rich Media in the Classroom (Podcast)

April Lawrence, William & Mary's Academic Technologist for the School of Education, met with Arthur Knight, Anne Charity-Hudley, and Sharon Zuber to discuss how they integrate sound and images into English, Film Studies, and Linguistic courses.

Program Graduate to Receive Humanitarian Award

Susan Glisson (PhD 2000) is receiving the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy Humanitarian Award at Jackson State University on April 20, 2012.

2010 Graduate Offered Prestigious Position

Ella Diaz, who received her PhD in American Studies from William & Mary in 2010, has been offered a tenure-track position in English and Latino Studies from Cornell University.

Cultivating Life

Traveling a varied path, historian, culinary expert and farmer Leni Ashmore Sorensen M.A. '97, Ph.D. '05 has remained grounded in the land.

Lemon symposium 'a day of learning from each other'

Approximately 100 people gathered at the Bruton Heights School on March 19 to share knowledge, research findings and personal experiences during the Lemon Project’s Spring Symposium.

10th Graduate Research Symposium opens March 25

Hundreds of graduate students from 16 institutions will gather at the College of William & Mary on March 25 & 26 for the tenth annual Graduate Research Symposium. The theme of the event is "Preparing Scholars/Presenting Excellence."

Lisa Heuvel (M.A. '05) Succesfully Defended Ed.D. Dissertation

Lisa L Heuvel, M.A. '05, successfully defended her Ed.D. dissertation "Teaching at the Interface: Curriculum and Pedagogy in a Teachers' Institute on Virginia Indian History and Culture" this February at the W&M School of Education.

Erin Krutko to Document 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Crisis at Little Rock Central High

On September 25, 1957, nine African-American students began attending classes at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Their presence, a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, in Brown v. Board of Education, signaled the end of racially segregated schooling in Little Rock and the culmination of a bitter struggle that captured the world's attention.

Professor Wallach Receives Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award

Alan Wallach, the Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and professor of American Studies at William & Mary, has been named as a recipient the 2006 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award from the College Art Association.

Professor McGovern Explores American Consumer Culture

At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation.

Urban History Association Recognizes Dissertation by Amy Howard

Amy Howard (Ph.D., '05), currently associate director of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, was honored by the Urban History Association for "best" urban history dissertation of 2005. The award will be presented at the Association's annual dinner, scheduled for January 6, 2007, in Atlanta.

No Space Hidden

Grey Gundaker's No Space Hidden: The Spirit of African American Yard Work has recently been published by the University of Tennessee Press.