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Notes on Priscilla Wald’s “Blood and Stories”

[This was written as an introduction to Revolutionizing American Studies’ Priscialla Wald seminar. For the seminar, participants arrived having read her essay “Blood and Stories: How Genomics is Rewriting Race, Medicine, and Human History.] It is my honor and pleasure … Continue reading

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CUNY@ASA: Practicing Critical Generosity

As a graduate student contemplating a future career in the academia, I have often found myself wondering about what constitutes the academic community that we imagine.  Not surprisingly then perhaps, I often find a special form of academic pleasure at … Continue reading

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CUNY@ASA: Reflections on the 2011 ASA Conference

Two weeks ago I attended the American Studies Association (ASA) conference for the first time. It was also the first conference I attended where I did not have to present a paper. As a second-year student in the English PhD … Continue reading

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CUNY@ASA: Imagining Class, Occupying CUNY

ASA from one perspective: Occupy Wall Street. Last Friday Jesse Schwartz and I attended the Imagining Class panel at ASA, organized by Joseph Entin and Kathy Newman. Andrew Ross, Tera W. Hunter, Shalini Shankar, and Judith Smith were also there. It was … Continue reading

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Priscilla Wald at the GC, 3-4 November!

Wald poster

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CUNY@ASA!

CUNY affiliated faculty and students made a collective splash at ASA in Baltimore this past weekend.  Check this site for upcoming posts about some of the imprint that CUNY made at the meeting, by RAS colleagues who were in attendance … Continue reading

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Intersectional Solidarities

Thought this might be of interest to the RevAmStudies group — a thoughtful take on the work to be done to craft solidarities across substantial differences: http://blog.fedcan.ca/2011/10/18/developing-intersectional-solidarities-a-plea-for-queer-intersectionality/#more-1969

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CUNY@ASA

Hey, CUNY-folks, if you’re going to ASA in Baltimore, come meet up with other CUNY-folks at the ASA President’s reception following her address: 9:30 PM – 10:30 (Co-Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Press) Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07! See … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks for Leti Volpp Seminar

Dear all, I hope you found Friday’s events as interesting as I did–between the two papers we discussed at 12:30 pm (“‘Obnoxious To Their Very Nature’: Asian Americans and Constitutional Citizenship” and “The Citizen and the Terrorist”) and Professor Volpp’s … Continue reading

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Leti Volpp is coming!

  Please come join us for two events featuring Professor Leti Volpp.  First, from 12:30-1p on Friday, 14 October, Professor Volpp will be participating in the Graduate Center’s Center for the Humanities Revolutionizing American Studies seminar series.  For information and … Continue reading

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