American Studies
American Studies

Past Features

Les Dames d'Escoffier Dallas Endows Presidential Fellowship Supporting AMS Grad Students

Last year, The Dallas chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI), a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, endowed a $100,000 Presidential Fellowship to the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of American Studies in support of graduate research in Texas, women, and food culture.


Departmental digital humanities project, The End of Austin, named one of Austin's best publications by The Austin Chronicle

Every year, The Austin Chronicle, an independent weekly publication, solicits readers’ and critics’ assessments of Austin’s best institutions from bars to swimming holes.


AMS professor Janet Davis wins Constance Rourke Prize for best essay in American Quarterly

We’re thrilled to share with the news that Dr. Janet Davis has won the Constance Rourke Prize for the best essay in American Quarterly in 2013 for her piece entitled “Cockfight Nationalism: Bloodsport and the Moral Politics of American Empire and Nation Building.”


AMS professor Shirley Thompson awarded Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship

We are delighted to share with you the news that Dr. Shirley Thompson, Associate Professor of American Studies and Associate Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, has been awarded a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship.