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ACADEMIC FREEDOM WITH VIOLENCE, by Roderick A. Ferguson and Jodi Melamed

This essay was jointly written as a response to the attacks on the ASA under the banner of “academic freedom” — per the authors, please feel free to share widely:  academic freedom with violence

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what’s coming in revamstudies, spring 2014 and forward!

Dear everyone: We hope 2014 has gotten off to a good start for you.  We wanted to touch base with you all regarding the kind of planning we’re doing for RevAmStudies for spring 2014 and forward, and look forward to … Continue reading

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Rebecca Fullan’s Opening Remarks- J. Kehaulani Kauanui’s Seminar

Hi all!  It’s been a literal whirlwind of a semester since this really lovely visit from J. Kehaulani Kauanui, but I thought I would finally share my opening remarks, at least a few minutes before the next large Revolutionizing American … Continue reading

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RevAmStudies in October 2012!

Dear Everyone: A big thanks to Jack Halberstam and to all of you who came and made this year’s kick off events so fabulous!  It is only a few days into October and already so much has happened this year… … Continue reading

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Neil Smith, 1954 – 2012

Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that we write to share the news that Neil Smith passed away earlier today. To say that Neil was an incredible source of intellectual energy and inspiration for the entire CUNY community would be … Continue reading

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Starting again – Fall 2012!

[this is the text of an email message just distributed to our mailing lists; apologies for duplication!] Dear Everyone: We hope this message finds you enjoying the last bits of summer and transitioning into the new academic year restored and … Continue reading

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Eric Lott at the Graduate Center

The Revolutionizing American Studies seminar was delighted to hear from Eric Lott, Professor of American Studies at the University of Virginia, on March 22nd. The following are some thoughts on the readings he provided for our discussion.   Professor Lott’s … Continue reading

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Congrats to MATT GOLD…

…who has been so vital to our efforts in pulling together the RevAmStudies initiative…on the forthcoming DEBATES IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES! Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices … Continue reading

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Jodi Melamed, 2 December 2011!

Dear Everyone: On Friday, 2 December, we will discuss chapters from Professor Jodi Melamed’s forthcoming book, REPRESENT AND DESTROY: RATIONALIZING VIOLENCE IN THE NEW RACIAL CAPITALISM (from 12:30-2, in 8201) in the Graduate Center.  Professor Melamed has generously provided us … Continue reading

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Anne McClintock rescheduled for Friday, 18 November!

Dear All: In solidarity with the student strikes planned for Thursday, 17 November, Professor Anne McClintock’s lecture has been rescheduled to NOON on Friday, 18 November in Room 6496 — please help spread the word, and hope to see you … Continue reading

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