State of American Studies: Sites of Knowledge Production and Critique

Wednesday March 23 from 3:30-5:00pm in Austin 217 with Eric Zinner, Glenn Hendler, Micki McElya, and Cathy Schlund-Vials.

Please join us for a roundtable panel on the state of American Studies as a field, a methodology, and a site of social critique. Panelists will address what they see as the emergent tendencies and problematics in the field, including its overlaps with other interdisciplines such as ethnic studies and gender and sexuality studies.

Eric Zinner is editor-in-chief of New York University Press. Glenn Hendler is a Professor of English at Fordham University and editor of Keywords for Asian American Studies (NYU, 2014). Cathy Schlund-Vials is a jointly-appointed Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies at UConn, and co-editor of Keywords for Asian American Studies (NYU, 2015). Micki McElya is an Associate Professor of History at UConn and author of Clinging to Mammy (Harvard), which won a 2007 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.

This event is sponsored by UConn American Studies and the Asian American Studies Institute.