UT Austin American Studies Symposium

UT Austin American Studies Symposium The American Studies department at UT-Austin celebrated its 75th anniversary with a symposium Nov. 3-4. The keynote Address by Maurie McInnis titled, “The Shadow of Slavery in American Public Life,” offered an exploration of this era and its local resonances of slavery. McInnis addressed the role that historical scholarship can play in public conversations about race today. She discussed two projects in Virginia that seek to make visible the history of enslavement where it had been previously erased from the landscape.

For more information, visit this link: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/ams/

Steven Hoelscher Chair, Department of American Studies Professor of American Studies and Geography Academic Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center The University of Texas at Austin.





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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