AMS, ASA, LAO host community forum

Written by
Sarah Malone, Program in American Studies
Nov. 14, 2019

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Program in American Studies hosted a lunchtime discussion among students and faculty, relating contemporary issues to the fields of inquiry encompassed by American, Asian American and Latino studies.

Attendees included undergraduates planning to pursue certificates in American, Asian American and Latino studies; graduate students in related fields; and faculty from AMS and collaborating departments and programs. Areas of study represented included African American studies, dance, East Asian studies, English, history, history of science, music theater, politics, Spanish and Portuguese, sociology, theater, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Acting Associate Director of American Studies Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and American studies, and William A. Gleason, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies, moderated conversation.

Students suggested potential guest speakers; topics and works for curricular consideration; and opportunities for presentations, publications, and collaborative occasions.

The forum convened at noon in the Friend Center Convocation Room.