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American Studies launches its annual newsletter "Main Currents."

Mon, Aug 27, 2007

The American Studies department is pleased to release the inaugural edition of its annual newsletter. Click above to read.

American Studies undergraduate Jackie Lynch returns from summer intership in NYC

Fri, Aug 10, 2007

In May, I headed off to New York City for six weeks full of American history. I spent five weeks interning for the Margaret Sanger Papers Project and another week participating in the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Finalist Program. Needless to say, my time in New York was absolutely amazing! The programs I participated in greatly expanded my knowledge and love of history and further enhanced my research skills.

Graduate Seminar contributes to The Central Texas BBQ Trail

Fri, May 11, 2007

Dr. Engelhardt's AMS 390 American Foodways celebrates the successful completion of the first leg of the Central Texas BBQ Trail with community partner the Central Texas BBQ Association and regional partner the Southern Foodways Alliance.

In Memorium: Hal Rothman, American Studies Alumnus 1958-2007.

Tue, Apr 17, 2007

The Department mourns the loss of Hal Rothman (PhD 1985), who passed away on February 25, 2007, at his home in Henderson, Nevada, after a fourteen-month struggle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). He was forty- eight years old and a distinguished professor of history at the University of Nevada— Las Vegas.

Julia Mickenberg's "Learning From the Left" receives a Hamilton Book Award

Tue, Apr 3, 2007

Julia Mickenberg has won a Hamilton Book Award for "Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States" (Oxford University Press)

In Memorium: Kurth Sprague, American Studies Professor Emeritus 1934-2007

Bill Stott, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and English remembers former American Studies Professor

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

Kurth Sprague was an associate professor in American Studies from 1988-95, teaching seminars on the influence of King Arthur and medievalism in American literature, art, and films, and “How to Write about Culture.”

UT American Studies ranked #2 in Faculty Productivity Index

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT's American Studies Department #2 among top research universities in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index

Thu, Jan 11, 2007