Research

Dr. Luciane Rocha published a chapter in the new book, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas, about female resistance in Brazil. See here

Dr. Federica Santini published two poems in Plath Profiles, a yearly, peer reviewed journal based at Indiana University and dedicated to the study of Sylvia Plath. See here

Dr. Federica Santini, again, has translations of a selection of poems by Anne Sexton, co-translated with Beppe Cavatorta, on JIT, Journal of Italian Translation, Vol. XIV, N. 2, Fall 2019, p. 72-85.

Dr. Federica Santini has translations of poems by Devin Johnston (pp. 439-471), Lynne McMahon (pp. 573-604), Lorine Niedecker (pp. 641-694), and Chuck Stebelton (pp. 857-888), in Nuova Poesia Americana. Chicago e le praterie, edited by Luigi Ballerini, Gianluca Rizzo, and Paul Vangelisti. Nino Aragno Editore, 2019. See here

Dr. Robbie Lieberman's book, Prairie Power: Voices of 1960s Midwestern Protest, was released in paperback by University of Missouri Press. 

Dr. Nathalia Jaramillo spoke on diversity and inclusion for the Randstadt Equality, Diversity, and Inlclusion Deep Dive podcast in September 2019. In "Beyond Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Embracing the Uniqueness Within Everyone," she discussed organizational cultures and the importance of multidimensional diversity, voice, and agency. 

Dr. Federica Santini's edited collection, Deconsructing the Model in 20th and 21st Century Italian Experimental Writings, was issued by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in October 2019. 

In March 2019, ISD Chair, Dr. Robbie Lieberman, published an article titled, "Teaching the Vietnam Anitwar Movement: Confronting Myths and Misconceptions," in Volume 105, Issue 4, of the Journal of American History. Learn more here

American Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Rebecca Hill, authored the feature article in the spring 2019 issue of American Studies titled "Capital or the Capital?: The Hunger Games Fandom and Neoliberal Populism."  

At the 2018 American Studies Association (ASA) conference held in Atlanta, American Studies and Native American Studies professor Dr. Miriam Brown Spiers presented her paper titled, “Indigenous Experimental Genre Fiction: the Scientific, the Fantastic, and the Speculative.”

Also attending the 2018 ASA conference in Atlanta, American Studies professor Dr. Rudy Aguilar served on two roundtable discussions: "We Were Here before DACA, and We’ll Be Here after DACA: Latina/os in Atlanta and Their Quest for Academic Justice in the 21st-Century" and "Permutations and Ongoing Emergences within Transnational American Studies." 

Additionally, African and African Diaspora Studies professor Dr. Regina Bradley served on a roundtable discussion titled, "When the Heroes Eventually Die: A Critical Listening of Outkast’s 'Aquemini' on Its 20th Anniversary" at the 2018 ASA conference in Atlanta.

Finally, American Studies program director, Dr. Rebecca Hill, sat on a roundtable titled, "Whose Emergency and What Crisis?: Activist Responses to the Bipartisan Justice Reinvestment Initiative on Prison Sentencing Reform."

In November 2018, Dr. Sarasij Majumder published People's Car: Industrial India and the Riddles of Populism through Fordham University Press.

Dr. Rebecca Hill also has a book chapter in Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education: The Slow Movement in the Arts and Humanities, edited by Jonathan Lee Chambers titled, "Read Another Book, Repeat If Necessary," released in November 2018.

ISD chair Dr. Robbie Lieberman authored a chapter titled "You'll Never Hear Kumbaya the Same Way Again": The Diffusion and Defusion of a Freedom Song" in Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives, which was released in September 2018. 

Gender and Women's Studies professor Dr. La Shonda Mims, has a chapter titled "Nontraditional In Every Way" in Reshaping Women's History, released by University of Illinois Press in September 2018.

Additionally, Dr. Rebecca Hill published a review of "A Hundred Years of Fake News” in  American Quarterly, June 2018. 

African and African Diaspora Studies professor Dr. Seneca Vaught coauthored Is College a Lousy Investment?: Negotiating the Hidden Costs of Higher Education (Rowman & Littlefield) released in spring 2018.  

©