American Studies Association ~ Nov. 2018
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Henkel Appointed as Director of UW’s Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research
WCSA President-Elect Scott Henkel has been named the new Director of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Wyoming. Click here to read the full announcement.
2018-2019 Election Results
· President: Cherie Rankin, Heartland Community College
· Past-President: Terry Easton, University of North Georgia
· President-Elect: Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming
· Secretary: Courtney Maloney, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
· Treasurer: Ken Estey, Brooklyn College
· Asia Muhammad, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
· Christine Walley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
· Nathaniel Heggins Bryant, California State University, Chico
· Megan Osborn, Virginia Commonwealth University
· Chair: Jeremy Baker, University of New Mexico & Columbus State Community College
· Past-Chair: Jackie Gabriel, Western State Colorado University
· Matti Ron, University of East Anglia
Working-Class Academics Section:
· Chair: Debbie Warnock, Bennington College
· Chair-Elect: Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University
· Past-Chair: Mara Fridell, University of Manitoba
2018 WCSA Awards Dinner
The Awards Dinner celebrated the winners of this year’s WCSA Awards. Several additional awards were also announced, including the Young Scholars & Activists Fellowships and the newly-established Jake Ryan Book Award, which honors a publication from the past two years that speaks to issues of importance to the working-class academic experience. The inaugural award goes to Diane Reay for Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes. “This work” as one judge wrote,” is an important capstone to a long career exploring class and education. Reay artfully weaves together a trenchant critique of the educational system and its pretensions to facilitating social mobility with biographical anecdotes of passionate intensity.”
This year’s WCSA Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Paul Lauter. He served as president of the American Studies Association and is the founding editor of the journal Radical Teacher and the author or editor of several books, including Literature, Class, and Culture and, most recently, A History of American Working-Class Literature. As Michelle Tokarczyk writes, “As a working-class scholar and educator, there are so many ways I’m indebted to Paul Lauter. He was instrumental in founding The Feminist Press, which publishes books I teach every year. His anthology Literature, Class, and Culture includes a wide representation of texts that help students to understand what class is and how it works.”
For a complete list of awardees, click here. Congratulations to all!
Henkel wins Research Award
Scott Henkel, WCSA Steering Committee member, has won an Extraordinary Merit in Research Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.
Read an Excerpt of Henkel’s Direct Democracy
The University Press of Mississippi has released an excerpt from WCSA member Scott Henkel’s forthcoming book, Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas. Read the excerpt here.