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ASA Annual Meeting Program Guide

Sunday, November 21, 2010
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8:00 am to 9:45 am

Intellectual Margins and the Problem of National Culture

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206B

CHAIR:
Angela Pulley Hudson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
James Patrick Brown, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Anarchism and American Traditions: Emma Goldman's Emerson and Thoreau
Kiara Maria Vigil, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Letters of Intrigue: Deciphering Carlos Montezuma's Archive on Citizenship
Alexander I. Olson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Science for the Masses: William Ritter and the Science Service
COMMENT:
Janet Marie Davis, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Island Chains, Insularity, and the American Archipelago

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

CHAIR:
Michelle Ann Stephens, Colgate University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Brian Russell Roberts, Brigham Young University (UT)
Insular and Continental Ontologies of American Geography in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Odd Tropics: Commonwealth Thinking and Puerto Rico
Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
From Atoms to Islands: Radiation Ecologies
Keith L. Camacho, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Between Okinawa and the Marianas: De/Militarization in the Post-9/11 Pacific
COMMENT:
Michelle Ann Stephens, Colgate University (NY)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Narratives of Salvage and Commodification in Transnational Adoption from Eastern Europe

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 205

CHAIR:
Nina Yermakov Morgan, Kennesaw State University (GA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Heather Jacobson, University of Texas, Arlington (TX)
The Media and Adoption Decision Making
Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State University (AZ)
Neoliberalism, "Whiteness," and the Desire for Adoptive Invisibility in Recent U.S. Memoirs of Adoption from Russia and the Ukraine
Lilia Khabibullina, University of Barcelona, Spain
'No Race, No Cry'?: International Adoption from Russia to Spain
COMMENT:
The audience

8:00 am to 9:45

Social Change in the Intersectional ClassSan Antonio Convention Center: Room? American Ethnic Studies, Intersectionality, and Pedagogy

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Julie Avril Minich, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
PANELISTS:
Tamiko Nimura, University of Puget Sound (WA)

Anne M. Martínez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Stefanie Dunning, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

Ron West, independent scholar
COMMENT:
Julie Avril Minich, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Transforming Forms: Issues and Images of Corporeality in Contemporary American Documentaries

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Catherine Preston, University of Kansas (KS)
PARTICIPANTS:
Anthony Weeks, Stanford University (CA)
Parting Comments and Last(ing)
Words: Testimonial Documentaries by Gay Men with AIDS in the Early 1990s
Jennifer Jones, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Food Poisoning: The New American Food Documentary Genre
Matt Thomas, University of Iowa (IA)
From Geek to Freak: Hacking the White Male Body
Travis Vogan, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Cultural Capital and the Authorial Body in the ESPN Documentary
Joshua Abboud, Clemson University (SC)
Crushed Bodies: Aftershock Rhetoric and the Screened Event
COMMENT:
Catherine Preston, University of Kansas (KS)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Chains of Being, Beings of Change: Contesting Latina/o and Chicana/o Queer Cultural Formations

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207A

CHAIR:
Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Stanford University (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Melissa M. M. Hidalgo, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Pochos, Jotos, Sissies: Queer Chicano Masculinity from Villarreal's Pocho (1959) to Bracho's Sissy (2008)
Stacy Macias, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
(Ad)Dressing Latina Femininity: Labor, Consumption, and the Politics of Style in Latina Fashion Lines
Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Northwestern University (IL)
Postnational Topographies: Critical Nostalgia and Queer Diasporic Subjects in Chicana Cultural Production
COMMENT:
Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Stanford University (CA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Making Live and Letting Die: Managing Risk, Securing Boundaries, and the Politics of Health Crises

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Lisa Diedrich, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Speeding Up Slow Deaths: The Reemergence of Sovereign Power in Medicine
Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin College (OH)
Viral Media: The H1N1 Flu Pandemic as Communicable Disease
Andrew Marcum, University of New Mexico (NM)
AIDS, Access, and Activism: Defining Health and Disease through Queerness and Disability
Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico (NM)
Circuitous Routes: Disciplining the Gender Trouble of Breast Cancer
Comment: Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Twenty-first-Century Abolitionism: New Challenges

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
PANELISTS:
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
Dean Spade, Seattle University (WA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Itinerant Cultures

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Gregory Jay, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
PARTICIPANTS:
Hans Bak, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Beyond Ambivalence? Dutch Writers and Intellectuals on "America" and American Literature, 1918–1948
Mikiko Tachi, Chiba University, Japan
The Reception of U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Japan during the Cold War
Annagul Yaryeva, Purdue University (IN)
Challenging "White Beauty" in Turkmenistan
COMMENT:
Alvina E. Quintana, University of Delaware (DE)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Internationalism in the Americas

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Juan De Lara, University of Southern California (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Tyina Steptoe, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Jews, Catholics, and the Color Line in Jazz Age Houston
Natalie Havlin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Harlem Unbound: Affect and the Politics of Interethnic Alliances
Christina Heatherton, University of Southern California (CA)
Hidden History of the Revolutionary Pacific: Okinawan Fighters in Pancho Villa's Army

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War and After: Voice of America and USIS Films for Asia-Pacific

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Mary Lui, Yale University (CT)
PARTICIPANTS:
Takeshi Tanikawa, Waseda University, Japan
VOA's Use of Jackie Robinson as the Symbol of Integrated U.S. Society
Yuka Tsuchiya, Ehime University, Japan
Alaska, the Forty-ninth State, and Hawaii, the Fiftieth State: USIS Films and the Cold War
Hiroko Ichikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
U.S. Public Diplomacy by Using Radio toward Asia in the End of Cold War
COMMENT:
Mary Lui, Yale University (CT)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Identity After Genetic Testing

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206B

CHAIR:
Michael Bérubé, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Heidi Kathleen Kim, Northwestern University (IL)
Racial Disappointment: Heredity Testing in the Collaborative Play The DNA Trail
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, Brown University (RI)
Color-Blind but Racially Defined: Genetic Counseling in the 1950s
Everett Hamner, Western Illinois University (IL)
The Predisposed Agency of Genomic Fiction
COMMENT:
Michael Bérubé, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Who We Are Not: How War Redefined Americanism during the Twentieth Century

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Wendy Wall, Queen's University, Canada
PARTICIPANTS:
Zachary Smith, University of Georgia (GA)
Crisis and Conformity: Fear-Based Propaganda and American Identity during World War I
Rachel Clare Donaldson, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Performing American Heritage: Folk Festivals, Cultural Diversity, and World War II
Robert Chester, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Red Ball Express: The Department of Defense Pictorial Division and the Reluctant Embrace of Integration
COMMENT:
Wendy Wall, Queen's University, Canada

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Immigration in the Public (Media, Policy, Cultural) Eye

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 205

CHAIR:
Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
PANELISTS:
Otto Santa Ana, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Lourdes Alberto, University of Utah (UT)
Ana Elena Puga, Northwestern University (IL)

Yajaira M. Padilla, University of Kansas (KS)
Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Recirculating Hemispheric Histories: Cultural Migrations in Transnational Contexts

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Julia Lee, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Samantha Pinto, Georgetown University (DC)
The New World, Unspectacular: Una Marson and the Production of Transnational American History
Yolanda Padilla, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
The "Other" Novel of the Mexican Revolution: Transnational Critique and Ethnic Identity in Mexican American Letters and Politics
Lazaro Lima, Bryn Mawr College (PA)
States of "Exemption": Puerto Rico, Hemispheric Studies, and the Rise of the Corporate State

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Critical Regions and Global Interrogations: Tejanos, Nuevomexicanos, and Theory and Method in American Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Michael L. Trujillo, University of New Mexico (NM)
PARTICIPANTS:
Michael L. Trujillo, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Global Implications of Two Chicana/o Regionalisms: A Case Study in Comparative American Studies
Jennifer Rose Nájera, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Tejano/a Borderscapes: Local and Transnational Intersections in Artistic Production
A. Gabriel Meléndez, University of New Mexico (NM)
From Tejas to Taos: Critical Regionalism, Sociocultural Indices, and Subjectivity in John Collier's Photographs of Mexican Americans
Jose E. Limón, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Neither Friends Nor Strangers: Critical Regionalism and the Literary Making of Texas
COMMENT:
Maria Cotera, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Food and Sex, Cannibalism and Sodomy: Intersections of Desire and Consumption in the Americas

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207A

CHAIR:
Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PARTICIPANTS:
Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Pomona College (CA)
Queer Alimentarity, Political Orality, and Reform Food Movements in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Daphne Taylor-García, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Morality's Subject: The Americas, Lascivious Women, Censorship, and Colonialism in Sixteenth-Century Print
Sharon Patricia Holland, Duke University (NC)
Slow Food, Human/Animal
Marcia Ochoa, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Los Huecos Negros: Cannibalism, Sodomy, and the Failure of Modernity in Tierra Firme

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Transgendering the Queer State

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Chantal Nadeau, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PARTICIPANTS:
Abram J. Lewis, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
A Certain Acceptable Way of Life: Figuring Community, Subjectivity, and the Limits of "Society" in 1970s Transvestite/Transexual Political Imaginary
Gwendelyn Ballew, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Lesbianism in Lockdown: Georgia's Prison Policy and the Systematic Heteronorming of Women
Michael David Franklin, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Public Access Activism: PILOT TV and the Post-9/11 Communal Production of Queer Experimental Media
Laura Elizabeth Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Chains of Identification: Sylvia Guerrero's Relational Testimony and the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Interethnic Militancy

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Norma Cantú, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Yushi Yamazaki, University of Southern California (CA)
Okinawan and Japanese Immigrant Communists in Los Angeles from the Late 1920s to the 1930s
Greg Robinson, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Regan v. King and the Origins of the Black-Nisei Alliance
Meredith Oda, University of Chicago (IL)
Re-Orienting Japanese Americans: Race and Class in Cold War San Francisco
COMMENT:
Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (DE)

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