American Studies

Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Allison Page 2022 Spring
How media shapes our actions and feelings about race
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
People, Practice, Power: Digital Humanities outside the Center People, Practice, Power Digital Humanities outside the Center Anne B. McGrail, Angel David Nieves and Siobhan Senier, Editors 2021 Fall
An illuminating volume of critical essays charting the diverse territory of digital humanities scholarship
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Spent behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Spent behind the Wheel Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray 2021 Fall
Exploring professional passenger driving and the gig economy through feminist theories of labor
Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Winter’s Children A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Ryan Rodgers 2021 Fall
The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation
An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America An Essay for Ezra Racial Terror in America Grant Farred 2021 Fall
An intensely personal, and philosophical, account of why white America’s racial unconscious is not so unconscious
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea Remembering Our Intimacies Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio 2021 Fall
Recovering Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) relationality and belonging in the land, memory, and body of Native Hawai’i
Tolerance and Risk: How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Tolerance and Risk How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Mitra Rastegar 2021 Fall
How apparently positive representations in U.S. media cast Muslims as a racial population
Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Sickening Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Anne Pollock 2021 Fall
An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century
Brave Enough Brave Enough Jessie Diggins 2021 Fall
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter
Swedish-American Borderlands: New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Swedish-American Borderlands New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Dag Blanck and Adam Hjorthén, Editors 2021 Spring
Reframing Swedish–American relations by focusing on contacts, crossings, and convergences beyond migration
Visibility Interrupted: Rural Queer Life and the Politics of Unbecoming Visibility Interrupted Rural Queer Life and the Politics of Unbecoming Carly Thomsen 2021 Fall
A questioning of the belief in the power of LGBTQ visibility through the lives of queer women in the rural Midwest
Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Ambivalent Childhoods Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Jacob Breslow 2021 Spring
Explores childhood in relation to blackness, transfeminism, queerness, and deportability to interrogate what “the child” makes possible
The Black Reproductive: Unfree Labor and Insurgent Motherhood The Black Reproductive Unfree Labor and Insurgent Motherhood Sara Clarke Kaplan 2021 Spring
How Black women’s reproduction became integral to white supremacy, capitalism, and heteropatriarchy—and remains key to their dismantling
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Romi Crawford, Editor 2021 Spring
A collaboration of artists and writers commemorates a powerful symbol for social justice and freedom on Chicago’s South Side
Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Training for Catastrophe Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Lindsay Thomas 2021 Spring
A timely, politically savvy examination of how impossible disasters shape the very real possibilities of our world
Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes Sweetness in the Blood Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes James Doucet-Battle 2021 Spring
A bold new indictment of the racialization of science