Faculty, Student, Alumni Notes

The New York Times calls Assistant Professor of English and American Studies Monica Huerta’s new book, Magical Habits (Duke University Press Writing Matters! Series, 2021), a “striking debut.” Huerta discusses the book on the Duke University Press blog.

Former AMS student Anthony Shu, Class of 2016, has co-founded a charity zine, Lunchbox Moments, featuring work by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and writers, exploring relationships with food and cultural identity.

  • Judith Hamera, professor of dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts and American studies, has been appointed a 2021-22 Old Dominion Research Professor by the Humanities Council.
  • In The Atlantic, AMS executive committee member Anne Cheng, professor of English, writes about how brutal jokes on social media following the Atlanta tragedy speak to prejudice deeply ingrained and largely unacknowledged in American society.