American Studies

Movies under the Influence Movies under the Influence Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece 2024 Spring
A cultural history of the enduring relationship between film spectatorship and intoxicating substances
Deeper Blues: The Life, Songs, and Salvation of Cornbread Harris Deeper Blues The Life, Songs, and Salvation of Cornbread Harris Andrea Swensson 2024 Spring
The emotional, epic story of James “Cornbread” Harris—a self-proclaimed “blessed dude” and one of Minneapolis’s most influential musicians
Anishinaabe Songs for a New Millennium Anishinaabe Songs for a New Millennium Marcie Rendon 2024 Spring
Poem-songs summon the voices of Anishinaabe ancestors and sing to future generations
The Rage of Replacement: Far Right Politics and Demographic Fear The Rage of Replacement Far Right Politics and Demographic Fear Michael Feola 2024 Spring
Tracing how the “Great Replacement” narrative has shaped far right extremism and propelled its dangerous political projects and acts of violence
Traveling without Moving: Essays from a Black Woman Trying to Survive in America Traveling without Moving Essays from a Black Woman Trying to Survive in America Taiyon Coleman 2024 Spring
A stunning lyrical commentary on the constructions of race, gender, and class in the fraught nexus of a Black woman’s personal experience and cultural history
American Disgust: Racism, Microbial Medicine, and the Colony Within American Disgust Racism, Microbial Medicine, and the Colony Within Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2024 Spring
Examining the racial underpinnings of food, microbial medicine, and disgust in America
Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants Why We Left Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants Brooks 2024 Spring
A grounded, tender, and mournful reckoning with the catastrophes that launched poor, white Anglos into their role as itinerant foot soldiers for modern imperialism—now in paperback with a new preface
Indigenous Archival Activism: Mohican Interventions in Public History and Memory Indigenous Archival Activism Mohican Interventions in Public History and Memory Rose Miron 2024 Spring
Who has the right to represent Native history?
Unsettling Choice: Race, Rights, and the Partitioning of Public Education Unsettling Choice Race, Rights, and the Partitioning of Public Education Ujju Aggarwal 2023 Fall
How the Great Recession revealed a system of school choice built on crisis, precarity, and exclusion
Torture in the National Security Imagination Torture in the National Security Imagination Stephanie Athey 2023 Fall
Reassessing the role of torture in the context of police violence, mass incarceration, and racial capitalism
The Colonial Construction of Indian Country: Native American Literatures and Federal Indian Law The Colonial Construction of Indian Country Native American Literatures and Federal Indian Law Eric Cheyfitz 2023 Fall
A guide to the colonization and projected decolonization of Native America
What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom What We Teach When We Teach DH Digital Humanities in the Classroom Brian Croxall and Diane K. Jakacki, Editors 2023 Fall
Exploring how DH shapes and is in turn shaped by the classroom
Ugly White People: Writing Whiteness in Contemporary America Ugly White People Writing Whiteness in Contemporary America Stephanie Li 2023 Fall
Whiteness revealed: an analysis of the destructive complacency of white self-consciousness
Border Tunnels: A Media Theory of the U.S.–Mexico Underground Border Tunnels A Media Theory of the U.S.–Mexico Underground Juan Llamas-Rodriguez 2023 Fall
A comparative media analysis of the representation of the U.S.–Mexico border
Masculinity in Transition Masculinity in Transition K. Allison Hammer 2023 Fall
Locating the roots of toxic masculinity and finding its displacement in unruly culture
Archiving Medical Violence: Consent and the Carceral State Archiving Medical Violence Consent and the Carceral State Christopher Perreira 2023 Fall
A major new reading of a U.S. public health system shaped by fraught perceptions of culture, race, and criminality
Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability Creating Our Own Lives College Students with Intellectual Disability Michael Gill and Beth Myers, Editors 2023 Fall
Young adults with intellectual disability tell the story of their own experience of higher education
The New American War Film The New American War Film Robert Burgoyne 2023 Fall
A look at how post-9/11 cinema captures the new face of war in the twenty-first century
Terrorism on Trial: Political Violence and Abolitionist Futures Terrorism on Trial Political Violence and Abolitionist Futures Nicole Nguyen 2023 Fall
A landmark sociological examination of terrorism prosecution in United States courts
Opening Ceremony: Inviting Inclusion into University Governance Opening Ceremony Inviting Inclusion into University Governance Kathryn J. Gindlesparger 2023 Fall
Explores how university governance is restricted by ceremony and what it must do to survive