ACS M.A. student Becky Jenkins has been awarded the 2013-2014 David. B. and Sharon Bolton Johnson Graduate Student Scholarship. She was selected by the BGSU Graduate College based upon her “outstanding scholarship, academic achievement and fine accomplishments,” with preference given to students that received their undergraduate degrees from Miami University and Susquehanna University.
The book examines the changing debates around immigration that surrounded the passage of landmark legislation by Congress in the mid-1990s, arguing that it represented a new neoliberal way of thinking and talking about immigration. Gerken concludes that the passage of pathbreaking legislation was characterized by a useful tension between neoliberal assumptions and hidden anxieties about race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Dr. Andrew Hershberger, Associate Professor of Contemporary At History, Chair of History, and ACS-affiliated faculty is the editor of a new book, Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology, published by Wiley-Blackwell Press.
BGSU ACS alumnus and documentary filmmaker Denis Mueller (Howard Zinn: “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”) will be hosting a pre-screening of his newest film, “Peace Has No Borders,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Union Theatre (room 206). This documentary is about Iraq and Afghan War resisters who came to Canada, like their Vietnam predecessor, to seek asylum and their seven year struggle to stay. Denis will be hosting a Q and A afterward.
This free event is sponsored by Culture Club and the School of Cultural and Critical Studies.
Prof. Radhika Gajjala is an important player in the FemTechNet, a network of feminist scholars and educators, and she’s been in the news lately for the collaborations she’s been working on in Distributed Open Collaborative Courses (DCCC’s). Check out the write-ups in Insider Higher Ed, The Atlantic, and Jezebel. To find out more, got to Prof. Gajjala’s blog post.
At the BGSU Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Awards, ACS students and an ACS-affiliated faculty member were honored for excellence in research, teaching, and administration. As is often the case, ACS was the most decorated of all BGSU graduate programs.
ACS faculty and students are investigating the many implications of big data and the digital humanities through a series of readings groups in Spring, 2013. The big event will be a week-long institute, May 13-17. The co-chairs are Drs. Ellen Berry (English and ACS) and Jolie Sheffer (English and ACS-affiliated). Other organizers are also closely tied to ACS: Drs. Kristine Blair, English; Radhika Gajjala, School of Communication Studies and ACS; Dena Eber, School of Art; Susana Peña, Director of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, and Andy Schocket, ACS and History. See the website, designed by ACS Ph.D student Nicki Reamer.
ACS is pleased to welcome American Culture Studies PhD Program Alumnus Geoff Lealand ’86 for a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation. Geoff is Screen and Media Studies Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand will present
“In Love With Shirley Temple: Cultural Memory, Hollywood … and Christchurch,” Friday, April 26, 11:30-12:30 in East Hall 218.
On April 4-7, BGSU hosted the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture, featuring scholars and attendees from around the world. It was organized by BGSU Popular Culture faculty member and ACS-affiliated Jeremy Wallach, and featured a performance by ACS Ph.D alumnus Matt Donahue.