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American Studies

  1. Professor Tammy Nyden (center) listens to two students during class

    Behind the Scenes of a Specially Designed Course

    Apr 06, 2020
    You probably know from experience that when you have a teacher who’s excited about teaching, the class is energized. Special topics courses give professors that chance to re-energize. Now multiply that energy level by 3.
  2. About a dozen students and instructor listen to another student presenting informally in their classroom

    Students Learn Strategies and Tactics for Making a Difference

    Apr 03, 2020
    You care about the world and you want to make a difference. Can you do that in a class?
  3. Randye Jones, Burling Library

    Book Talk on "So You Want to Sing Spirituals" by Randye Jones, Burling Library

    Nov 18, 2019
    4:15-5:15 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Burling First Floor Lounge
  4. Author of "American Sutra" to Discuss Book

    Nov 13, 2019
    When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
  5. Allie Pearce ’20

    Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

    Jun 28, 2019
    How American Studies can change your perspective and enhance your flexibility
  6. Steven Duong

    In Pursuit of Poetry

    May 20, 2019

    Steven Duong ’19 began writing poetry seriously as a second-year student at Grinnell. Fast-forward to his senior year, and he is preparing to pursue poetry writing during…

  7. Scholar to Discuss Women’s Response to White Supremacy, Fascism

    Apr 01, 2019
    Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
  8. Katya Gibel Mevorach

    Katya Gibel Mevorach on Jews, Intersectionality, and Contemporary Anti-Semitism

    May 09, 2018
    On April 19, 2018, Professor Katya Gibel Mevorach, anthropology and American studies, gave a talk at the College of the Holy Cross. Her talk explored Jewish and intersectional identities and laid a historical context for the new anti-Semitism.
  9. "Riding" the Underground Railroad Panel Discussion

    Apr 22, 2018
    4:15 pm, Tuesday, May 1, Burling Library Lounge
  10. April Dobbins

    Diversity in Filmmaking: Independent Film from the Fringes

    Mar 15, 2018
    A screening of films from underrepresented communities and discussion of the trials and benefits of making movies outside the traditional Hollywood model.

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