On March 13, 2019, Rachel Rubinstein, professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College, delivered the Princeton University Spring 2019 Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies. The lecture was titled “The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature.” It was held in McCormick Hall, Room 101, and cosponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies.
- Monday, Mar 25, 2019
- Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
On March 7, 2019, Kandice Chuh, professor of English and American studies and coordinator of the American studies certificate program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, delivered a lecture, “Asian Americanist Critique in the ‘Asian Century’,” as part of the 2018-19 Asian American Studies Lecture Series. The lecture was the first of the series in the spring 2019 semester.
- Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
On February 15, 2019, the Program in American Studies presented a symposium, “Japanese/America: Transpacific and Hemispheric.” The afternoon and evening of programming in Chancellor Green Rotunda included lectures, discussion, and musical performance exploring the participation of people of Japanese descent in the societies and politics of the Pacific Rim and the Americas.
- Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
On November 27, 2018, Josh Lambert, academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, delivered the Princeton University Fall 2018 Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies. The lecture was titled “Rebooting Jewish Television: Transparent, Streaming Media, and Foundation-Backed Culture.” It was held in McCormick Hall, Room 101, and cosponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies.
- Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
On October 25, 2018, Fiona Ngô, associate professor in Asian American studies and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, delivered a lecture titled “The Perfectible Refugee and the Welfare Queen: The Reordering of Race and Disability.” The lecture was held in East Pyne Hall, Room 010, and cosponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.