2018-19 Academic Year News
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Faculty, Student, Alumni Notes
- AMS director Anne Cheng held a public conversation with Danielle Wu, curator of Ghost in the Ghost, a group exhibition titled after one of Cheng’s essays.
- AMS and LAO seniors and Student Advisory Council members Kauribel Javier and Samuel Vilchez Santiago were honored at 2019 Class Day. Javier received the Frederick Douglass Service Award. Vilchez Santiago received the 2019 Priscilla Glickman ’92 Memorial Prize.
- Phi Beta Kappa honored Rosina Lozano, associate professor of history and Class of 1942 University Preceptor, in its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
- Students in the course “Rapping in Spanish” explored Spanish rap and hip-hop as urban poetry.
- Professor of History Emily Thompson discusses the sonic record of the past in The New York Times.
- Executive committee member Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, received the University’s Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
- Associate Director of American Studies Rachael DeLue, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor in American Art, was named a 2019-20 Old Dominion Research Professor by the Humanities Council.
- AMS core faculty member Aisha Beliso De-Jesús, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and American studies, was named editor-in-chief of Transforming Anthropology, the flagship journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists.
- Samuel Vilchez Santiago ’19 (AMS, LAO) and GJ Sevillano ’19 (AMS) are among the eight 2019 recipients of the Spirit of Princeton Award.
- AMS director Anne Cheng interviews Sally Wen Mao in BOMB magazine.
- Judith Weisenfeld, the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion, was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano received the Immigration and Ethnic History Society 2019 First Book Award, and the 2019 PROSE Award for Language and Linguistics, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers.
- Beth Lew-Williams, assistant professor of history, received two awards from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for her book The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America.
- 2018 AMS alumnus Nicholas Wu writes with Karen Yuan on TheAtlantic.com about the Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, “a digital manifestation of a ‘third space,’ [...] in which ‘cultural hybrids,’ such as the children of immigrants [...] shape their unique identities.”
- Brian Herrera, associate professor of theater, celebrated the legacy of playwright María Irene Fornés with a symposium and in Princeton’s 2018 James Baldwin Lecture. An essay is forthcoming in the journal Theater.
- Tanika Raychaudhuri (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Politics) published a solo-authored article based on research supported by a grant from the Eric Pai Asian American Studies Student Fund.
- In the Los Angeles Review of Books, 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 was 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 Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, Generation Wealth.
- In the Princeton Alumni Weekly, English department lecturer Alfred Bendixen describes crime fiction as “central to American culture and American identity.”