To support programs and departments that may be experiencing suspended programming due to pandemic-related budget cuts, the ASA Committee for Departments, Programs and Centers has invited chairs and directors to share their upcoming virtual events of interest so programs and departments that are struggling might participate and likewise share events among faculty and students. This is one way the Committee hopes to use the association space to leverage resources as members navigate uncertainty in the months ahead.
The Committee welcomes chairs and directors of American Studies and related fields to join the Committee listserv to notify the ASA community of your upcoming events.
Spring 2021 Virtual Events
|Date and Time||Speaker and Talk||Host||Link to Attend|
|March 1 at 2pm EST||Karen Woods Weierman, The Case of the Slave-Child, Med: Free Soil in Antislavery Boston||Bridgewater State University, American Studies Program||Zoom link|
|March 5 at 10am CST||"Beyond Assimilation and Resistance: Očhéti Šakówiŋ Peoplehood Past, Present, and Future," with Chris Pexa (American Indian Studies, CLA), Jim Rock (Dakhóta scholar), Lakȟóta Wičaȟčala (Lakȟóta scholar)||University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced Study||Register here|
|March 8 at 11am EST||Bridgett Pride, “Intersectional Identities in the Archive: Celebrating Our Black, Queer Voices”||Salem State University, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies||Zoom link|
|March 24 at 4pm EDT||Geoff Mann, Leftist politics, Keynesian economics, and the possibility of revolution||Vanderbilt University, Program in American Studies and the Department of Anthropology||Zoom link|
|March 29 at 11am EDT||Emma Teng, “Boston’s King Incident of 1905: US Immigration Restriction, Chinese Students, and Class Bias”||Salem State University, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies||Zoom link|
|April 2 at 4pm CDT||E. Patrick Johnson presents the 2021 David Noble Lecture||University of Minnesota, American Studies||Link to Register|
|April 8 at 4pm EDT||Aimi Hamraie, Critical Access Studies: Methods and Approaches from the Humanities||University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Spring 2021 Humanities Forum||Webex link|
|April 19 at 11am EDT||Aaron Lecklider, Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture||Salem State University, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies||Zoom link|
|April 21 at 4pm EDT||DaMaris B. Hill, speaking about her poetry collection A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing||University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Spring 2021 Humanities Forum||Webex link|
|April 22 at 3:30pm CDT||Joanne Barker, “Confluence: Water as an Analytic of Indigenous Feminisms”||University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced Study||Register here|
|April 29 at 4pm EDT||Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Making Abolition Geographies: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Workers, and Communities||University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Spring 2021 Humanities Forum||Webex link|
Community announcements and events are services that are offered by the ASA to support the organizing efforts of critical constituency groups. They do not reflect the decisions or actions of the association’s governance bodies, the National Council or Executive Committee. Questions should be directed to the committee, caucus, or chapter that has authored and posted this notice.