AMS Workshop Archive: Fall 2003 to Fall 2015

Fall 2015

  • Jennifer Lee
    • Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
    • “The Asian American Achievement Paradox”
  • Robin Bernstein
    • Professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
    • “Black Childhood on Trial: The Tragedy of William Freeman”
  • Judith Hamera
    • Professor of Dance, Lewis Center for the Arts
    • “Figuring Financialization: The Consuming Passions and Wasted Efforts of Michael Jackson”
  • Amy Trubek
    • Associate Professor of Nutrition & Food Sciences, University of Vermont
    • “Cooking is a Chore, Cooking is a Craft, Cooking is What Other People Do: Investigating Contemporary American Practices and Perceptions”
  • Eiichiro Azuma
    • Associate Professor of Asian American History, University of Pennsylvania
    • “California and Manchuria in the ‘Global West’: Trans-Pacific Networks of Japanese Immigrant Settler Colonialism”
  • Robyn Muncy
    • Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
    • “The ‘Working Class’ in U.S. Political Culture, 1932-84”

Spring 2015

  • Chi-ming Yang
    • Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
    • “Lacquer, Ornament, and 18th-century Race Science”
  • Meg Jacobs
    • Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
    • “Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and American Politics in the 1970s”
  • Matthew Karp
    • Assistant Professor of History
    • “Visions of Modernity in the Proslavery Argument”
  • Deirdre Moloney
    • Director of Fellowship Advising, Office of the Dean of the College
    • “Mixed Status Families and US Immigration Policy from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present”
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
    • Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • “Sophia Rising: The Making of ‘Women’s Wisdom’ in American Thought, 1960s-80s”
  • Rosina Lozano
    • Assistant Professor of History
    • “The Spanish Soundscape of Territorial New Mexico”

Fall 2014

  • Alec Dun
    • Assistant Professor of History
    • “(Mis)reading the Revolution: ‘St. Domingo’ and the Limits of Equality in Philadelphia, 1789-93”
  • Anne Cheng
    • Professor of English and African American Studies
    • “Ornament and Law”
  • Sean Wilentz
    • Professor of History
    • “Antislavery and the Federal Constitution”
  • Jenny Price
    • Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities of Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Environmental Institute
    • “History and Theory in Action!: The Our Malibu Beaches and Play the LA River projects”
  • Dyanna Taylor
    • Documentary Filmmaker
    • Showing and Discussion of Film: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightening
  • Barbara Young Welke
    • Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
    • “The Course of a Life: Preliminary Thoughts on a History of the Curriculum Vitae”
  • Angus Burgin
    • Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
    • “The Post-Industrial Revolution”

Spring 2014

  • Marianne Hirsch
    • Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and Sexuality
    • “School Pictures in Liquid Time: Assimilation, Exclusion, Resistance”
  • Andrea Thome
    • Playwright (“Pinkolandia; Undone”) and the Program Director of the Mexico-US Playwright Exchange, Lark Play Development Center
    • “Confronting our Parents’ Dictatorship: A New Generation of Chilean Theater-Makers Uncovers the Ongoing Legacy of Political Violence”
  • Sara Dubow
    • Associate Professor of History, Williams College
    • “‘A Constitutional Right Rendered Utterly Meaningless’: Conscience Clauses and Abortion Politics, 1973-2013”
  • Sarah Stillman
    • Staff Writer, The New Yorker
    • “Reporting the Under-Reported”
  • Barbara Fried
    • Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
    • “Facing up to Scarcity”
  • Dorothy Roberts
    • Professor of Law and Sociology and Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
    • Loving v. Virginia as a Civil Rights Decision”

Fall 2013

  • Martin Gold
    • Senior Counsel, Covington and Burling
    • “Congress and the Chinese Exclusion Laws: A Legislative History”
  • Jon Butler
    • Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies, Yale University; Adjunct Research Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    • “God, Gotham, and the Enchantment of Modernity”
  • James Harding
    • Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick
    • “Reflections on What the 1963 Self Immolation of Thich Quang Duc Means for the Theory and Politics of Avant-Garde Performance”
  • Yael Sternhell
    • Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Tel Aviv University
    • “The Politics of presentation-titlework: The Confederate Archives and the Making of Sectional Reconciliation”
  • Sophie White
    • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of History; Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
    • “Voices of Slave Resistance in Early America and Beyond”
  • Franklin Odo
    • Retired Founding Director of Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Center; Senior Advisor to National Park Service; Visiting Lecturer in American Studies
    • Discussion of Voices From The Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai’i
  • Dorothy Roberts
    • George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
    • Loving v. Virginia as a Civil Rights Decision”

Spring 2013

  • Andrew Jewett
    • Associate Professor of History and Social Studies, Harvard University
    • “The Columbia Naturalists and the Birth of Religious Studies in America”
  • Daniel Rodgers
    • Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
    • “John Winthrop’s ‘As a City Upon a Hill’: Toward the Biography of a Text”
  • Eric Slauter
    • Director, The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture and Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago
    • “Walden’s Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an Environmental Classic”
  • Rachel Lee
    • Associate Professor of English, UCLA
    • (Cancelled) “A Gut Feminist Approach to Margaret Cho’s Exploding Pussies”
  • Nancy Malkiel
    • Professor of History
    • “Coeducation: Bringing Undergraduate Women to Princeton (and Yale, and . . . )”
  • Peter Coviello
    • Professor of English, Bowdoin College
    • “How the Mormons Became White: Polygamy, Indigeneity, Sovereignty”
  • Imani Perry
    • Professor, Center for African American Studies
    • “The Anthem of a People: Lift Every Voice, Citizenship and the Global South”
  • Mary Anne Case
    • Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago
    • “Why Evangelical Protestants Are Right When They Say That State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Threatens Their Marriages and What the Law Should Do About It”

Fall 2012

  • Lisa Ford
    • Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, University of New South Wales
    • “The Legal History of the Pacific?”
  • Ken Kersch
    • Associate Professor of Political Science, History, and Law, Boston College
    • “Beyond Segregationist Subterfuge: Stories About Federalism in Postwar Conservative Constitutionalism”
  • Ray Arsenault
    • John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, University of South Florida
    • “Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice”
  • Louis Masur
    • Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University
    • “Liberty is a Slow Fruit: Reconsidering the Emancipation Proclamation”
  • Rachel Lee
    • Associate Professor of English, UCLA
    • (Cancelled) “Exquisite Corpse of Asian America”
  • Daniel Rivers
    • Associate Research Scholar, Council of the Humanities
    • “From Effeminists to Chairdaddies: A History of Gay Father Groups in the United States, 1975-92”
  • Caley Horan
    • Lecturer, Department of History
    • “Risk, Governance, and Actuarialism in the Post-WWII United States”

Spring 2012

  • Brad Evans
    • Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University
    • “Vogue and Ephemera”
  • Gretchen Buggeln
    • Professor of Art History and Humanities, Valparaiso University
    • “Architecture, Religion, and Community in the New Suburb of Park Forest, Illinois, 1948-1970”
  • Scott Manning Stevens
    • Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library
    • “Other Homes, Other Fronts: Native America during the Civil War”
  • Jenna Weissman Joselit
    • Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History, George Washington University
    • “The Ultimate To-Do List: the Ten Commandments and the Ordering of America”
  • Ned Blackhawk
    • Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University
    • “Towards an Indigenous History of the United States”
  • Paul Outka
    • Associate Professor of English, University of Kansas
    • “Western Landscapes and the Dreamwork of Whiteness: The Virginian in the The Virginian

Fall 2011

  • Judith Weisenfeld
    • Professor of Religion
    • “Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Urban North, 1920-1950”
  • Sarah Luria
    • Department of English, College of the Holy Cross
    • “Where Property Meets Poetry: Experiments in the Digital Humanities with William Byrd II and Susan Howe’s Histories of the Dividing Line
  • Beryl Satter
    • Professor of History, Rutgers University
    • “Cops, Gangsters, and Revolutionaries in the 1960s Chicago: What Black Police Can Tell Us About Power”
  • Wendy Warren
    • Assistant Professor of History
    • “Slavery and Colonization in Early New England”
  • Dylan Penningroth
    • Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
    • “Law and the Black Church, 1865-1940”

Spring 2011

  • Rebecca Ryan
    • “Nonmarital Childbirth and Child Development in the U.S.: The Relevance of Marriage Propensity and Family Change”
  • Julian Levinson
    • “In Defiance of Amnesia: Reading Postwar American Jewish Poetry”
  • Alison Isenberg
    • “‘Culture-a-Go-Go’: The Ghirardelli Square Sculpture Controversy and the Liberation of Civic Design in the 1960s”
  • John Demos
    • “Tales of Potosi and the Challenge of Narrative History”
  • Noriko Manabe
    • “Representing Japan: Japanese Hip-Hop DJs, the Global Stage, and Defining a ‘National’ Style”
  • Kathryn Gin
    • “Damned Nation? The Concept of Hell in American Life”
  • Nick Parillo
    • “Against the Profit Motive: The Transformation of American Government, 1780-1940”

Fall 2010

  • Denny Chin
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • “From Megan’s Law to Bernie Madoff: A Conversation with Judge Denny Chin ’75”
  • Lochlann Jain
    • “How Can Cancer Make Sense? Grappling with the Uncertainty of Cancer Production and Treatment in the U.S.”
  • Steven Wilf
    • “Intellectual Property and Social Movements in 19th-century America”
  • Deb Paredez
    • “‘Queer for Uncle Sam’: Anita’s Diva Citizenship in West Side Story
  • Lisa Diedrich
    • “Underlying Conditions: A Prehistory of AIDS, 1960-1980”
  • David Kushner
    • “Freaks and Geeks: Writing about Digital Culture”
  • Sarah Rivett
    • “The Language of Early America”
  • Britt Rusert
    • “Radical Empiricism: Atlantic Race Science and the Literature of Emancipation”

Spring 2010

  • Amu Dru Stanley
    • Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago
    • “Instead of Waiting for the Thirteenth Amendment: War Power, Slave Marriage, and Inviolate Human Rights”
  • Stephanie McCurry
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • “Confederate Reckoning: Arming Slaves in the C.S.A.”
  • Felicia Kornbluh
    • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont
    • “Disability, Anti-Professionalism, and Civil Rights: The National Federation of the Blind and the ‘Right to Organize’ in the 1950s”
  • Jenny Price
    • Writer, Los Angeles Urban Ranger
    • “Campfire Talk: The Los Angeles Urban Rangers Enact the Megalopolis”
  • JoAnne Mancini
    • Department of History, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Visitor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
    • “Notes on an Iconoclasm: Aesthetic Spoliation and the American Practice of War in the Province of Manila, 1899”
  • Justin Cohen
    • Mass Insight Education and Research Institute
  • Jon Schnur
    • New Leaders for New Schools
    • “Education Reform atop the Nation’s Agenda”
  • Ken Mack
    • Professor of Law, Harvard University
    • “Representing a Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer”
  • William E. Forbath
    • Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law and Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
    • “Courting the State: Law in the Making of the Modern American State”

Fall 2009

  • Elizabeth R. Varon
    • Professor of History and Associate Director, Center for the Humanities, Temple University
    • “From Appomattox to Juneteenth: African American Commemoration of Lee’s Surrender and the End of Slavery”
  • Alexandra Vazquez
    • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies
    • “Musical Recourses, Mystical Qualities: Cuba Linda Lifts the Studies Protocol”
  • Rabbi Lance Sussman
    • Visiting Professor of Religion and Senior Rabbi, Congregation Keneseth Israel
    • “Tolstoy’s Rabbi, American Progressivism and Jewish Agriculture: A First Look at Dr. Joseph Krauskopf and the Founding of the National Farm School”
  • Elizabeth Hillman
    • Professor of Law, Hastings College of the Law, University of California
  • Lizette Alvarez
    • National Correspondent, The New York Times
    • “Women at Arms: The Female Shape of the All-Volunteer Force”
  • Neil Young
    • Lecturer in History
    • “Our Father: School Prayer and the Challenges of Interfaith Politics”
  • Amy Trubek
    • Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Vermont
    • “Cuisine du Terroir ”(“Regional Cooking), at home and abroad”
  • Jonathan Rieder
    • Professor of Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University
    • “Adrift in the Archives: Venturing into the Backstage of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Spring 2009

  • Susan Coutin
    • Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society and Department of Anthropology, University of California-Irvine and Director, UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture
    • “Citizenship and Membership at Odds? Legal Histories of One-and-a-half Generation Salvadoran Migrants”
  • Jose Emmanuel Raymundo
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for African American Studies
    • “Unbreakable Cord: Dogs, Lepers and Other Colonial Animals in the US Occupied Philippines”
  • April Masten
    • “‘Man and Money Ready’: Challenge Dancing in Antebellum America”
  • Emily Thompson
    • Professor, Department of History
    • “‘Two Turntables and a Microphone’: The Curious Proto-History of D.J. Technology”
  • Eduardo Canedo
    • Link-Cotsen Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and Lecturer, Department of History
    • “George Stigler, Ralph Nader, and the Ideological Origins of American Deregulation, 1962-1973”
  • Christine Desan
    • Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    • “Making Money: the Measure of the Market Reconsidered”
  • Jennifer R. Uhlmann
    • Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis
    • “Reflections on the Historiography of the Civil Rights Movement”

Fall 2008

  • Jackson Lears
    • Board of Governors Professor of History, Rutgers University
  • Eric Rauchway
    • Professor of History, University of California, Davis
    • “New Narratives for the Century’s Turn: Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era”
  • Sam Freedman
    • Professor of Journalism, Columbia University
    • “The Big Game: Football and Freedom in the Civil Rights South: Focusing on the 1967 Football Season at Grambling and Florida A&M”
  • Leigh Bienen
    • Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law and Director, Chicago Historical Homicide Project
    • “The Life and Times of Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in Chicago, 1890-99: 55,000 Documents and the Challenges of the Digital Age”
  • John Palattella
    • Literary Editor, The Nation
    • “Book Reviews are Dying, Long Live Book Reviews: Literary Journalism Today”
  • Josh Kun
    • Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California
    • “The Treasure Hunt of Tradition: Re-visiting the archives of Jewish-American music”
  • Barbara Welke
    • Professor of Law and Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota
    • “No One Thought Children Might Die: Owning Hazard in the 20th-century U.S. Consumer Economy”

Spring 2008

  • Imani Perry
    • Visiting Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden
    • “Exceptionally Yours: Racial Escape Hatches in Contemporary U.S. Culture”
  • Nell Irvin Painter
    • Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita
    • “Was Marie White? The Trajectory of a Question in the United States”
  • Jonathan Sarna
    • Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University
    • “The Mystical World of Colonial American Jews: From Colonial Judaism to American Judaism”
  • Lisbeth Haas
    • Visiting Fellow, History and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and Associate Professor, History, University of California-Santa Cruz
    • “Politically Defeated but with Power: The writing of Luiseño Indian Scholar Pablo Tac, l821-41”
  • Joshua Dubler
    • Visiting Instructor of Religion, Haverford College
    • “Religious Practice in a Maximum Security Prison”
  • Scott Deveaux
    • Associate Professor, McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia
    • “‘Fusion’ as an Alternative Narrative for Jazz History”

Fall 2007

  • Dan Tarlock
    • Distinguished Professor of Law, Chicago Kent College of Law
    • “Anatomy of a Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology and Dirty Politics ”
  • Bonnie Martin
    • The Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition, Yale University
    • “Poetry and Peril: Mortgaging Slaves in 18th and 19th-century America”
  • Kimberly Smith
    • Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities
    • “Understanding Environmental Justice ”
  • Catherine Fisk
    • Douglas Blount Maggs Professor of Law, Duke University
    • “Attribution, Intellectual Property, and Professional Reputation in the 20th Century”
  • Melani McAlister
    • Visiting Fellow, Davis Center for Historical Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Marie Griffith
    • Professor of Religion and Director, Program in the Study of Women and Gender
    • “Religion and Politics in Contemporary America”

Spring 2007

  • Elizabeth Crist
    • Assistant Professor of Music
    • “‘Of Rage and Remembrance,’ Music, and Memorials: The Work of Mourning in John Corigiano’s Symphony No. 1 (1989)”
  • Alec Dun
    • Lecturer in History
    • “Elizabeth Drinker’s Haitian Revolution”
  • Michael Kammen
    • Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture, Cornell University
    • “How the Mall in Washington Became the Nation’s Most Venerated Civic Space”

Fall 2006

  • David Treuer
    • Novelist; Associate Professor of Literature, University of Minnesota
    • “Culture as Style in Native American Literature”
  • Robert Gordon
    • Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale Law School
    • “The Legal Profession, 1870-2000”
  • Sarah Whiting
    • Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory
    • “Thinking Big: Chicago’s Modern Urbanism”
  • David Ball
    • Department of English
    • “F. Scott Fitzgerald, Failure, and American Modernism”
  • Chin Jou
    • Department of History
    • “‘Your Stomach Must Be Disciplined:’ Lulu Hunt Peters and the beginnings of Calorie-Counting in Corporeal Self-Regulation, 1886-1924”
  • Peter Nabokov
    • Visiting Professor in the Council of the Humanities, Stewart Fellow in Anthropology; World Arts and Culture and American Indian Studies, UCLA
    • “A Life Behind a Myth: The Passages of Edward Proctor Hunt”
  • Rachael Z. DeLue
    • Department of Art and Archaeology
    • “Diagnosing Pictures and the Science of Seeing in America circa 1900”
  • Thorin Tritter
    • Department of History
    • “Carving a Different Path: New York City’s Newspresentation-title Industry and their Business Model, 1830-1930”

Spring 2006

  • Joanna Dyl
    • Department of History
    • “‘The Class War is Raging’: San Francisco After the 1906 Earthquake”
  • Danielle Elliott
    • Department of English
    • “Middle Passage Sensibilities in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton”
  • Daniel Richter
    • Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
    • “Two Medieval Civilizations”
  • Kyoko Sato
    • Department of Sociology
    • “It’s Like Any Other Food: How Genetically Modified Food Has Become Normalized in the United States”
  • Craig Barton Upright
    • Department of Sociology
    • “The Rural-Urban Connection in Co-operative Food Movements”
  • Belinda Huang
    • Department of History
    • “Redefining Chineseness in the Trans-Pacific Community: Curriculum and Activities of Chinese-language Schools in San Francisco, 1907-1919”

Fall 2005

  • Laura Stark
    • Department of Sociology
    • “Changing the Subject: The Science and Ethics of Deception in American Psychology, 1966-1973”
  • Randall Bauer
    • Department of Music
    • “A Certain State of Surrender: Toward a Jarrettian Landscape of Spontaneity”
  • Jennifer Legath
    • Department of Religion
    • “For Love or Money: Deaconesses, Consecration, and Cold, Hard Cash”

Spring 2005

  • Traci Schlesinger
    • Department of Sociology
    • “The Limits of Colorblind Anti-Discrimination Law: An Empirical Assessment of Determinate Sentencing Policies”
  • Drew Levy
    • Department of History
    • “Recovering the Folklore of the Camera: MoMa’s “The American Snapshot” (1944) in Historical Perspective”
  • Bryan Shelly
    • Department of Politics
    • “Gold Towns and Shark Pools: The Effect of School Finance Reform on Vermont’s School Boards”
  • Mariah Zeisberg
    • Department of Politics
    • “Interbranch Conflict and Constitutional Fidelity: A Relational Understanding of Executive War Power”

Fall 2004

  • Laura Clawson
    • Department of Sociology
    • “Going Hollywood: Participation, Performance, and the Commercialization of Sacred Harp Music”
  • Thorin Tritter
    • Department of History and Program in American Studies
    • “New York’s Newspresentation-title Buildings: The Fall of Park Row and the Rise of Modern Journalism”
  • Christopher Roy
    • Department of Anthropology
    • “‘Canadian Indians’: Histories of Abenaki Residence Off the Reserve and South of the Border”
  • Jennifer Greeson
    • Department of English
    • “Expropriating The Great South: Global Imaginaries of the First Reconstruction”

Spring 2004

  • Linda Gordon
    • Stone Visiting Professor of History
    • “The Photography of Dorothea Lange and Diane Arbus: Political Culture, Gender Studies”
  • Brooke Blower
    • Department of History
    • “Politics on Parade: The American Legion Returns to Paris”
  • Nicole Sackley
    • Department of History
    • “Take-off Dreams: American Social Scientists“

Fall 2003

  • Carol Sanger
    • Columbia Law School
    • “Compelling Narrative: Judicial By-Pass Hearings and the Misuse of Law”
  • Margaret L. Usdansky
    • Department of Sociology and the School of Population Research
    • “Defining Harm: Depictions of Single-Parent Families in U.S. Magazines, 1900-98”
  • Tamar Zinguer
    • School of Architecture
    • “The Toy, Charles and Ray Eames, 1951”
  • Elizabeth Boyle Machlan
    • Department of English
    • “‘Do We Need All That Space?’: Architecture and Anxiety in Henry James’ “The Jolly Corner” and David Fincher’s Panic Room