Congratulations to Sarah Rivett for her promotion to professor of English and American studies.
Congratulations to Nicholas Ming-Li Wu for receiving the 2018 Frederick Douglass Service Award, given to a senior who has exhibited “courage, leadership, intellectual achievement and a willingness to contribute unselfishly toward a deeper understanding of the experiences of racial minorities and who, in so doing, reflects the tradition of service embodied in education at Princeton.”
The 2018 Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Prize was presented to Nicholas Fernández. This award recognizes the senior who best embodies the qualities of Princeton’s 15th president, Harold Dodds, “particularly in the qualities of clear thinking, moral courage, a patient and judicious regard for the opinions of others, and a thoroughgoing devotion to the welfare of the University and to the life of the mind.”
Congratulations to Dirk Hartog, one of four recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. He was honored during the Graduate School’s Hooding Ceremony on Monday, June 4, on Cannon Green.
Congratulations to Brian Herrera for his promotion to associate professor of theater.
The Program in American Studies is delighted and honored to announce that, starting fall 2018, it will be administering three certificate programs: American studies, Asian American studies, and Latino studies.
Congratulations to Dara Strolovitch, recipient of the Midwest Women’s Caucus 2018 Outstanding Career Award.
We gratefully announce the establishment of the Lin Family Endowment for Asian American Studies.
The Program in American Studies joins the celebration for the launching of the new course designation ASA for Asian American Studies, marking the beginning of Princeton's growing curriculum in Asian American/Diasporic Studies. Our thanks to acting director Judith Weisenfeld for her collaboration with the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Dean of the College to make this happen.
President Eisgruber and Dean of the College Dolan have responded to the report of the Task Force on American Studies.
Rosina Lozano, associate professor of history, discusses her book An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States.
Brian Herrera, associate professor of theater, celebrates the legacy of playwright María Irene Fornés with a symposium, and in Princeton’s 2018 James Baldwin Lecture and a forthcoming essay in the journal Theater.
AMS emerita postdoctoral research associate Laurel Mei-singh writes on “Sowing the Seeds of Environmental Justice in Trenton.”
In the Los Angeles Review of Books, AMS director Anne Cheng asks “Is the idea of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ preferable to the Model Minority or the F.O.B. (‘fresh-off-the-boat’) or, for that matter, the Yellow Peril?”
Professor of Dance Judith Hamera’s Unfinished Business: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Figural Economy of American Deindustrialization has been awarded the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2018 Outstanding Book Award and the American Society for Theatre Research’s Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize (2017-18).
“[A] collective murmuring of want” — Anne Cheng in the Los Angeles Review of Books on Laurie Greenfield’s documentary, “Generation Wealth.”
Alfred Bendixen, English department lecturer and AMS teaching faculty member, interviewed by the Princeton Alumni Weekly, describes crime fiction as “central to American culture and American identity.”
Professor of History Alison Isenberg’s Designing San Francisco: Art, Land and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay received the 2018 PROSE Award for Architecture & Urban Planning from the Association of American Publishers, and a John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
AMS welcomes the Visiting Scholars and Artists from Puerto Rico (VISAPUR), hosted by the Program in Latin American Studies to support their continued work in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Sir Gordon Wu, Princeton Class of 1958, was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P). In his acceptance speech, he spoke of Princeton Asian and Asian American alums’ engagements with ideas of American democracy on the world stage.
Eduardo Bhatia, Princeton Class of 1986, minority leader and former president of the Senate of Puerto Rico, delivered Princeton’s 2018 Baccalaureate address on Sunday, June 3, urging the Class of 2018 to remember the diversity of America and to recommit themselves to the ideals and standards of American democracy.