ASAT 2013 Passing of the Gavel

Former ASAT President Greg Giddings passed the gavel to Cassy Burleson and Mia Moody Ramirez at the 2013 American Studies Conference. The annual conference was held Nov. 14-16, 2013, at Baylor University.


Doug Ferdon, who is planning to retire this year, was recognized for his many years of service in ASAT.



The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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