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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Minority Scholars' Committee Mentoring Breakfast

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 08

7:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Breakfast Meeting of the International Journal Editors

Hilton Baltimore Hopkins

7:45 AM – 9:45 AM

ASA Students' Committee Forum I: Mock Job Interview Workshop

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
Amy Johnson, Brown University (RI)
PANELISTS:
Katie Rawson, Emory University (GA)
Simon J. Bronner, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)
Leigh Anne Duck, University of Mississippi (MS)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Imagining Kinship and Strangerhood in the Long Nineteenth Century

Hilton Baltimore Brent

CHAIR:
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto, Canada
PAPERS:
Lloyd Pratt, Michigan State University (MI)
The Stranger, Bible Slavery, and the Sociological Imagination
Nancy Bentley, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Kinship and the Unsensed Sensation of the Novel
Hester Blum, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Strangers on Ice
COMMENT:
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto, Canada

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

The First Amendment and Fallen Heroes: The Unpleasant Case of
Snyder v. Phelps

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Robert Tsai, American University (DC)
PAPERS:
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, University of Kansas (KS)
The Straight American Hero: Opposition to Military Funeral Pickets as Honoring Heteronormativity
John Shuford, Gonzaga University (WA)
How Does a Community Respond When Hate Comes to Town?
Christina Wells, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
The Legacy of Snyder v. Phelps
COMMENT:
Robert Tsai, American University (DC)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Skeptics and Salesmen: Reimagining Religion's Role in the Fight for Racial Equality

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Carolyn Dupont, Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
PAPERS:
Stephen Tuck, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The Doubts of Their Fathers: The Secular Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
Alison Collis Greene, Mississippi State University (MS)
"I Ain't Bowing Down to Them All the Time": African American Youth and Religion in the Generation before the Civil Rights Movement
Suzanne Smith, George Mason University (VA)
"The Happy AM I Preacher": The Entrepreneurial Vision of Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux
COMMENTS:
Edward Blum, San Diego State University (CA)
Carolyn Dupont, Eastern Kentucky University (KY)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Reenvisioning Militarism: A Roundtable Conversation on Transforming Visual Cultures of War

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIRS:
Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College (OH)
Rebecca A. Adelman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
PANELISTS:
Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College (OH)
Rebecca A. Adelman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Allen Feldman, New York University (NY)
Lisa Parks, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Carrie A. Rentschler, McGill University, Canada
Sharon Sliwinski, University of Western Ontario, Canada

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Afro-Latinidades and American Studies: Reimagining the Boundaries of Our Geopolitics of Knowledge

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
PAPERS:
Yomaira Figueroa, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Reparation as Transformation: (Re)Imagining the Future of Afro-Latino/a Communities Through Diasporic Literature
Jose Fuste, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Caught between Diasporas: Rafael Serra's Entanglements with Discourses of Race and Nation in Cuba and the U.S.
Monika Gosin, Duke University (NC)
Cultivating Ambiguity: Afro-Cuban Immigrants and Everyday-Life Resistance
COMMENT:
Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Encountering the Nation: Performances of Belonging, Community, and Transformation

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
David Román, University of Southern California (CA)
PAPERS:
Birgit M. Bauridl, University of Regensburg, Germany"America—Disguising Hypocrisy as Democracy": Immigration and National Belonging in Contemporary Black Performance Poetry
Pia Wiegmink, Johannes Gutenberg–University Mainz, Germany"Gandhi Is My Homeboy": Performance and Peace Activism in the Wake of 9/11
Stuart Noble, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Obama Street Art: Civic Icons, Collective Memory and the Visual Politics of National Identity
Nassim W. Balestrini, University of Regensburg, Germany
A Community of Internet Performers: Miranda July's and Harrell Fletcher's Learning to Love You More
COMMENT:
David Román, University of Southern California (CA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Institutionalizing Gender: Movements of Feminisms

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Robyn Wiegman, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Emily Thuma, New York University (NY)
En-gendering Justice? Expert Knowledge and Women's Prison Reform
Nick Mitchell, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Traffic in "Women of Color": On the Production and Circulation of an Academic Category
Abigail Boggs, University of California, Davis (CA)
Mobilizing Sisterhood, Transnationalizing America
COMMENT:
Robyn Wiegman, Duke University (NC)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

New Media and the Transformation of the Social

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Kita Douglas, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Jason Farman, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Mobile Media Narratives: Community Histories and Oral Storytelling for the Mobile Phone Era
Stefka Hristova, Independent Scholar
Pixelated Wars: Invisibility, Digitalization, and Militarization in American Culture
H. Louise Davis, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Recording Relief: Music Video as Tool of Activism and Entertainment News, 1984–2010
Elizabeth Nathanson, Muhlenberg College (PA)
Transforming Clothes into Text: Blogging and the "New" Pleasures of Fashion
COMMENT:
Stacy Takacs, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa (OK)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Critical Prison Studies Teaches against the Prison Industrial Complex: Strategies and Tools across Disciplines

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Shana Agid, Parsons School of Design (NY)
PANELISTS:
Kate Drabinski, Tulane University (LA)
Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College (CA)
Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Judah Schept, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Reimagining Femme Subjectivity: A Roundtable Dialogue on Queer Political Currencies

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Laura A. Harris, Pitzer College (CA)
PANELISTS:
Stacy Iene Macías, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Melissa M. M. Hidalgo, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Margaux Cowden, Temple University (PA)
Laura A. Harris, Pitzer College (CA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

At the Intersections of Queer and Indigenous Studies: Contextualizing the Work of Janice Gould

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Mark Rifkin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
PANELISTS: Laura M. Furlan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA) Clark D. Hafan, University of California, Riverside (CA) Mark Rifkin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC) Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University (KS) COMMENT: Janice Gould, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (CO)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

The Radical Imagination: Comparative Social Movements, 1970s to Present

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Renee Romano, Oberlin College (OH)
PAPERS:
Emily Hobson, University of Southern California (CA)
A Genealogy of Queer Anti-Imperialism
Sarah Seidman, Brown University (RI)
African American Delegations to Cuba and U.S.-Cuban Relations, Past and Present
Myrna García, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Exploring Sin Fronteras: Imaginings in Mexican Chicago's Immigrant Rights Mobilization, 1968–1986
Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Brown University (RI)
Reimagining Revolution: The People's Bicentennial Commission, the Tea Party Movement, and Uses of American History
Kathleen Belew, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
"No end to it all": Racist Right Violence and Veterans, 1975 to Present
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Dirty Looks: Black Visuality and Vulgar Vernacular Cultures

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Monica Miller, Barnard College (NY)
PAPERS:
Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Northwestern University (IL)
Picturing Freedom, Black Visuality and a Peculiarly "Ocular" Institution
Courtney Baker, Connecticut College (CT)
Framed and Shamed Bodies: Looking at Photographs of Lynchings
Ariane Cruz, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Reparations, Redress, and Revenge in Interracial Pornography
C. Riley Snorton, Northwestern University (IL)
The Glass Closet: "Down Low" Narratives and the Panoptical Imagination
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Transforming Liberalism: African American Fiction of the Postwar Period

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Lawrence P. Jackson, Emory University (GA)
PAPERS:
John C. Charles, North Carolina State University (NC)
Sympathy and Privacy in the Post-War African American White Life Novel
Mollie Godfrey, Bates College (ME)
Mankind, Manhood, and the Protest Fiction Debate
Adam Jernigan, University of Chicago (IL)
Transforming a Liberal-Sentimental Culture: James Baldwin's Another Country
Tom Perrin, University of Chicago (IL)
All Great Art Is Propaganda: Ann Petry and the Aesthetics of the Social Problem Novel
COMMENT:
Lawrence P. Jackson, Emory University (GA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Labor, Corporations, and the State

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Reeve Huston, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Jan Maghinay Padios, New York University (NY)
Feeling Natural: Affect, Affective Labor, and Colonial Legacies in the Philippine Call Center Industry
Emma Balbina Amador, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Lavando y Planchando: Puerto Rican Women's Work and the Development of the Welfare State, 1940–1970
Salvador Zarate, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Lunar Braceros and Reagan's "Star Wars": Bracero Reparations in the Lunar Shadow of Mexican Amnesty
Carolyn Hardin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Neoliberal Temporality: Time-Sense and the Shift from Pensions to 401(k)s
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Mixing Our Work with the Earth: Transforming Our Environments to Transform Our Lives

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Wendy Chung, Arizona State University (AZ)
PAPERS:
Ellen Kohl, University of Georgia (GA)
Redefining the Environment through Collaboration: The Activism of the Newtown Florist Club
Analena Hope, University of Southern California (CA)
Black Is the New Green: Communities of Color in Contemporary Food Justice Movements
Priscilla McCutcheon, University of Georgia (GA)
Community Food Security "For Us, By Us": The Nation of Islam and the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church
Orlando R. Serrano Jr., University of Southern California (CA)
Creating a Crisis: 1962–1972, Setting Conditions for Coffee Chaos 2001
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Business Meeting of the 2012 Program Committee

Hilton Baltimore Chase

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Fighting for Environmental Justice: Stories and Lessons from the Field

Hilton Baltimore, Carroll A

CHAIR:
Monique Allawaert, Emory University (GA)
PANELISTS:
Michelle Roberts, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
Giovanna Di Chiro, Director of Environmental Programs at Nuestras Raices and Research Associate at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Diana Pei Wu, Antioch University-Seattle (WA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Race, Religion, and Empire

Hilton Baltimore Brent

CHAIR:
William Hunt, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Maisha Wester, Bowling Green State University (OH)
The Haunting of Haiti and the Problem of American Empire
Xiaohong Liu, Yunnan University
Healing the Diaspora Consciousness: Homecoming of the Chinese Legendary Hero Fa Mu Lan in America
Chien-Chen Kung, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Penetrating Secularism: Lived Experiences and Cultural Practices of American Christian Auto-modifiers
Elias Vitulli, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Transsexuals and Black Matriarchs: Normality and Abnormality in The Transsexual Phenomenon and The Moynihan Report
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Media Transformation in Early America

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Lisa Gitelman, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Revolutionary Correspondences
Eric H. R. Wertheimer, Arizona State University (AZ)
Semaphoric Texts: The Chappe Telegraph in the Early Republic
Meredith Bak, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Parlor Tricks: Nineteenth-Century Youth and Early Moving-Image Media
Jared Gardner, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Mails, Rails, and Armies: The Spectacle of Modernity and the Intimacy of Early Film
COMMENT:
Lisa Gitelman, New York University (NY)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Performative Black Christianity and the Logics of Religious Representation

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Daphne A. Brooks, Princeton University (NJ)
PAPERS:
Ashon T. Crawley, Duke University (NC)
Arthur, Crunch, and the Sound of Blackness in Baldwin's Just Above My Head
Ronald Neal, Wake Forest University (NC)
Spike Lee Can Go to Hell! Tyler Perry, Religion, and Southern Masculinity
Terrion L. Williamson, Michigan State University (MI)
Juanita Bynum: Black Religiosity and the Making of a Good Christian Girl
COMMENT:
Fred Moten, Duke University (NC)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Transforming Nations: Reflections on Constitutional Reform in Indian Country

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIR:
Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)
PAPERS:
Jill Doerfler, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
(Re)Defining Citizenship Requirements in the Twenty-first Century: A Case Study of the White Earth Nation
Jean Dennison, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Property, Privilege and the Colonial Legacy of the Osage Mineral Estate
Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona (AZ)
"Strength to Your Arm!": Governance Efficacy as a Motivation for American Indian Constitutional Reform
COMMENT:
Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Caucus on Academic and Community Activism I: The Present/Absent of Palestine: American Studies, Academic Freedom, and the Last Taboo

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)
PANELISTS:
Noura Erakat, Georgetown University (DC)
Amy Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Steven Salaita, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

ASA Students' and Graduate Education Committees: Roundtable Discussion on Graduate Student Labor

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PANELISTS:
Zachary Schwartz-Weinstein, New York University (NY)
Ariana Paulson, Yale University (CT)
Eli Meyerhoff, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Christopher J. Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

ASA Minority Scholars' Committee: What We Wish We Had Known: A Tenure-Track Survival Guide

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Lisa Yun, State University of New York, Binghampton (NY)
PANELISTS:
Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Sandra R. Gunning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine (CA)
COMMENT:
Lisa Yun, State University of New York, Binghampton (NY)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

ASA Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers: Invigorating, Transforming and Sustaining Undergraduate American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Elizabeth Ann Duclos-Orsello, Salem State University (MA)
PANELISTS:
Lorraine Morales Cox, Union College (NY)
Susan Rouse, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Whitney Strub, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Kathy Scales Bryan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Environment and Culture Caucus: Imagining (and Transforming) the Future of Environmental Studies: A Roundtable

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 08

CHAIR:
Charles Mitchell, Elmira College (NY)
PANELISTS:
Joni Adamson, Arizona State University (AZ)
Stephanie S. Lemenager, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Hsin-ya Huang, National Sun-yat Sen University, Taiwan
Nik Heynen, University of Georgia (GA)
Mitchell Thomashow, Unity College (ME)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Techplomacy: New Media and International Relations

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Ruth Feldstein, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
PAPERS:
Penny Marie Von Eschen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Gaming the Cold War: The Call of Duty Video Game Franchise and the Crisis of Historical Knowledge
Rebecca Stein, Duke University (NC)
YouTube (Pre)Occupation: New Media and the Israeli Military Occupation
Melani McAlister, George Washington University (DC)
Kiva Culture: Christian Evangelicals and Online Humanitarianism
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Critical Prison Studies Reenvisions Carceral Space: Critical Perspectives on Incarceration and Location

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Christina B. Hanhardt, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
PAPERS:
Katy Ryan, West Virginia University (WV)
A View of the Brig: From the Cage to the Street
Joshua Mitchell, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Locating Political and Psychic Desire in the Prison Town
Rashad Shabazz, University of Vermont (VT)
The Prison as Brothel: Race, Sex, Space and State Power
COMMENT:
Zoë Hammer, Prescott College (AZ)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Affective Histories, Critical Transformations: A Roundtable Discussion

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Jasbir K. Puar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Mel Y. Chen, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Dana Luciano, Georgetown University (DC)
Robert McRuer, George Washington University (DC)
Karen Tongson, University of Southern California (CA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Childhood and Citizenship

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Lynne Feeley, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Greg Youmans, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Anita Bryant and the Late-1970s Panic over Child Sexual Endangerment
Anandini Dar, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
Imagining Belonging: South Asian Migrant Children as Consenting Citizens of America
Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming (WY)
Muchachas Michoacanas: Portraits of Adolescent Girls in a Transitory Town
COMMENT:
Caroline Levander, Rice University (TX)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Imagining Health and Disease, Transforming Racial Subjectivities

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Ernesto Chavez, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)
PAPERS:
Jean Kim, Dartmouth College (NH)
Choice within Constraints: Negotiating and Prescribing New Family Norms through Plantation Medicine in Hawai'i, 1932–1956
John McKiernan-González, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A Working Spectacle: Civil Rights, Latinos, and the Translation of Injury into Policy in Texas, 1948–2010
Sam Roberts, Columbia University (NY)
The Politics of Methadone and Injury Reduction in Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s
Julie Sze, University of California, Davis (CA)
Transforming Toxic Discourse: Three Contexts of Kettleman City
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Visual Cultural Studies

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Angela Miller, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
PAPERS:
Kimberly Kay Lamm, Duke University (NC)
Circulating and Negotiating: Angela Davis, Coco Fusco, and the Imaginative Reproductions of Black Feminism
Gretel Vera-Rosas, University of Southern California (CA)
Imaginative Routes: Communication/Visual Technologies and Latin/a American Transnational Motherhood in Almudena Carracedo's Made in L.A.
Kirsten Moana Thompson, Wayne State University (MI)
The Doors of Perception: Imagination and Transformation in Classical Cel Animation in Color
Lisa Rabin, George Mason University (VA)
Working-Class Adolescents and the Visceral Experience of Cinema, Intervale (East Harlem), 1934
COMMENT:
Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

ASA Committee on Ethnic Studies I: Sounding Race

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Herman S. Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
PANELISTS:
Deborah R. Vargas, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Kirstie A. Dorr, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Kevin Fellezs, Columbia University (NY)
Dolores Inés Casillas, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Herman S. Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Reimagining and Transforming Bodies at the Borders: Gender, Sexuality, and Immigration

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
PAPERS:
Elena Gutierrez, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Birthright Battles: Historicizing Efforts to Eliminate the 14th Amendment
Martha Esobar, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Domesticating Migration: The Gendered Criminalization of Mexican Migrants by Tijuana Police
Leah Perry, American University (DC)
Exiled Mothers and Mothers of Exiles: Immigrant Maternity and the Reagan Revolution
COMMENT:
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Transformative Mediations? Ethnic and Queer Studies and the Politics of the Digital

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Anna Everett, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PANELISTS:
Anne Cong-Huyen, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Tanner Higgin, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Melanie E. S. Kohnen, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Alexis Lothian, University of Southern California (CA)
Amanda Phillips, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Marta S. Rivera Monclova, Bentley College (MA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Business Meeting of the Politics and Policy Caucus

Hilton Baltimore Hopkins

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Business Meeting of the Early American Matters Caucus

Hilton Baltimore Stone

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Guided Tour at the American Visionary Art Museum

Sponsored by the Visual Culture Caucus, this guided tour will take you through the museum's collection of visionary art — that is, "art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself." The only American institution of its kind, the American Visionary Art Museum is located just over a mile from the conference hotel. More information about the museum can be found at http://www.avam.org/.

Cost is $10 per person. Meet at 10 AM at the Museum of Visionary Art (800 Key Highway, cross street is Covington). OR meet promptly at 9:30 AM in the Hilton Baltimore Lobby. Google alleges that it's a 22-minute walk. Since we need ten people for the group rate, Philip Nel <philnel@ksu.edu> would be grateful if you would sign up with him at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, October 21 at 9 am.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Michelle J. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Director of Collections & Exhibitions, will lead a tour of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, which is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, documentation, and exhibition of the rich contributions of African American Marylanders. In addition to the permanent exhibition galleries, visitors will see selected pieces from the critically acclaimed show, "Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists." Meet Dr. Wilkinson in the main lobby of the Museum by 10:45.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202; (443) 263-1800; www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org; michellejoanwilkinson@yahoo.com.

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Film Series 1: "Baltimore as Muse"

Hilton Baltimore Pickersgil

For the complete schedule, please consult the web site.

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

The Roots and Routes of Black Feminist Criticism

Hilton Baltimore Brent

CHAIR:
Leigh Raiford, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
PANELISTS:
Ann duCille, Wesleyan University (CT)
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University (NY)
Aliyyah Inaya Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis University (MA)
Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Regine Michelle Jean-Charles, Boston College (MA)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Ghetto Biennale: Street Sculpture, Urban Environmentalism, and New Ecologies of Haitian Art

Hilton Baltimore, Carroll A

CHAIR:
Myron Beasley, Bates College (ME)
PANELISTS:
Jana Evans Braziel, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Pooja Rangan, Brown University (RI)
Katherine Smith, Brown University (RI)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Radical Prison Studies beyond ASA: Special Roundtable Session with U.S. Political Prisoner Eddie Conway and (Baltimore Area) Students, College Debaters, and Activists

Hilton Baltimore, Carroll B

CHAIR:
Dylan E. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PANELISTS:
Marshall Eddie Conway (via phone), US Political Prisoner, former Baltimore Black Panther
Ben Crossan, Towson University (MD)
Shauntrice L. Martin, Oak Hill Youth Detention Center
Omari Fatiu, activist and educator
Damiyr Davis, University of West Georgia (GA)
Miguel Feliciano, University of West Georgia (GA)
Nicholas Brady, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Ignacio Evans, Towson University (MD)
Ben Morgan, Towson University (MD)
Lawrence Grandpre, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Deverick Murray, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Adam Jackson, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Dayvon Love, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Mapping Biomedicalization: "Health," Identities, and Power in the Contemporary United States

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Kelly Joyce, College of William and Mary (VA)
PAPERS:
Patrick Ryan Grzanka, Arizona State University (AZ)
Feeling Biomedicalization: Affect in "The DNA Age"
Anthony R. Hatch, Georgia State University (GA)
Prisons without Meds: Investigating the Secret World of Psychotropics inside U.S. Prisons
Emily Mann, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Mapping the Debates over Abortion Coverage in Health Care Reform: An Intersectional Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis
COMMENT:
Kelly Joyce, College of William and Mary (VA)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Queer Transnational Intimacies and Imaginaries

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Lisa Lowe, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Nayan B. Shah, University of California, San Diego (CA)
A Stranger Intimacy
Gayatri Gopinath, New York University (NY)
Intimate Landscapes: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions
Fatima El-Tayeb, University of California, San Diego (CA)
European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe
COMMENT:
David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP): Religious Reading, Imagined Communities, and Social Transformation

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIR:
Danielle Brune Sigler, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PAPERS:
Ronald J. Zboray, University of Pittsburgh (PA); Mary Saracino Zboray, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
The Bullet in the Bible: Religious Reading and the Imaginary during the U.S. Civil War
Susan Trollinger, University of Dayton (OH); William Vance Trollinger, University of Dayton (OH)
Disciplining Readers of the Word: Argument and Narrative in Print at the Creation Museum
Emily Ronald, Boston University (MA)
Beyond Scripture: Book Groups and Religious Reading Practices
COMMENT:
Erin Smith, University of Texas Dallas (TX)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Caucus on Academic and Community Activism II: Palestine/Israel in the Age of Obama

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
PANELISTS:
As'ad AbuKhalil, California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Bill Fletcher Jr., Independent Scholar
Tamara Spira, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

ASA Students' Committee Forum II: Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Research, Publishing and Professionalization

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIRS:
Bryant Simon, Temple University (PA)
James Zarsadiaz, Northwestern University (IL)
PANELISTS:
Lawrence Culver, Utah State University (UT)
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University (IL)
Allan Isaac, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Samuel Zipp, Brown University (RI)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Musical Migrations, Political Transformations: Reassembling Caribbean Musics in the Post-War United States

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University (NY)
PAPERS:
Alexandra Vazquez, Princeton University (NJ)
Listening in the Cold War Years
Nadia Ellis, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
From a Broken Bottle, Traces: Haunt and the Poetics of Diasporic Repair
Shane Vogel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Madam Zajj and U.S. Steel: Duke Ellington's Calypso Theatre
COMMENT:
Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Religion and American Culture Caucus: Travel and Transformation: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Theresa Sanders, Georgetown University (DC)
PAPERS:
David Scott, Boston University (MA)
Opium, Alcohol, and Methodists in Singapore
Michael J. Altman, Emory University (GA)
American Hinduism: A Global Religion in the Nineteenth Century
Jordan Leary Wade, University of Kansas (KS)
From "Shanti's" to Spandex: The Western Twist on Yoga
Aprilfaye Manalang, Bowling Green State University (OH)
What Role Does Religion Play among Filipino Immigrants? Imagining a Different Self-Understanding of Modernity
COMMENT:
Katharina Vester, American University (DC)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

ASA Graduate Education Committee: Changes and Challenges in American Studies Graduate Curriculum

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 08

CHAIR:
Ralph Rodriguez, Brown University (RI)
PANELISTS:
Chad Heap, George Washington University (DC)
A. Gabriel Melendez, University of New Mexico (NM)
Michael Steiner, California State University, Fullerton (CA)
Brant Ellsworth, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Transforming Scholarly Research in the Digital Age (Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Caucus)

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Wendy Chun, Brown University (RI)
PANELISTS:
A. Joan Saab, University of Rochester (NY)
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Tara McPherson, University of Southern California (CA)
Mark Williams, Dartmouth College (NH)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

War and the Intimate: Deployments of Gender in the U.S. Military

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Susan Lisa Carruthers, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
PAPERS:
Kenneth T. MacLeish, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Exceptional Love and Normal Intimacy in a Military Community
Elizabeth Mesok, New York University (NY)
The Affective Labor of War: Gendered Counterinsurgency and U.S. Female Engagement Teams
Irene Garza, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A Mother's Love: Gold Star Mothers and the Sacrifices of Citizenship
Kara Dixon Vuic, Bridgewater College (VA)
The Difference between Savagery and Civilization: Recreation Programs and the Construction of Wartime Gender Roles
COMMENT:
Susan Lisa Carruthers, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Social Transformation and Imagining Home

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Michael Aaron Rockland, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PAPERS:
Clare M. Daniel, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Deserving Diaspora: American Domesticity and Katrina Oral History
Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Campaigning for Obama in California, Texas, and Beyond: The Politics of Race and Gender Relationality in the Post-9/11 Era
Jennifer Rose Tilton, University of Redlands (CA)
Routes instead of Roots: Mapping Migrations as a Way to Imagine a Progressive Sense of Place in Juvenile Hall
Sheila Croucher, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Americans Abroad: A Global Diaspora?
COMMENT:
Michael Aaron Rockland, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Reinventing Beginnings: A Reading of Foundational Latino/a Narratives in the Twenty-first Century

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Janet Dean, Bryant University (RI)
PAPERS:
Lorgia Garcia-Pena, University of Georgia (GA)
Transforming History: Arthur Schomburg's Articulation of Black-Latinidad
Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Down These Mean Streets: Reading Piri Thomas in the Twenty-first Century
Benigno Sifuentes-Jauregui, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Abjection and Latino Identities: Rereading Cisneros's The House on Mango Street
COMMENT:
Janet Dean, Bryant University (RI)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Activism and Activists in the Sixties and Beyond

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Stanley Corkin, University of Cincinnati (OH)
PAPERS:
Chris A. Rasmussen, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
A Web of Tension: Public and Hidden Transcripts of the 1967 New Brunswick Protest
Chong Chon-Smith, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post–Civil Rights Era
Sara R. Smith, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
On Strike, Shut it Down!: Faculty and the Third World Student Strike at San Francisco State College, 1968–1969
Jess Rigelhaupt, University of Mary Washington (VA)
Transforming Protest and Politics: Student Activism and Black Power in the San Francisco Bay Area
COMMENT:
Stanley Corkin, University of Cincinnati (OH)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Visual Culture Caucus: From Decay to Deterioration: Questioning the Aesthetics of Abandonment

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Shirley Wajda, Independent Scholar
PAPERS:
Francesca Ammon, Yale University (CT)
From Abandoned Buildings to Empty Lots: The Hollow Prize of Postwar Urban Renewal Building Demolition
Doreen Piano, University of New Orleans (LA)
Post-Katrina New Orleans: Where Art, Crime, and Commerce Meet Disaster
Lori Nix, Artist"The City" in Decline: Constructing and Photographing a Disintegrating Future
COMMENT:
Shirley Wajda, Independent Scholar

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Art, Politics, and Identity in Early America

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Jennifer Greeson, University of Virginia (VA)
PAPERS:
Howard Horwitz, University of Utah (UT)
A Bond of Solemn Obligation: Thomas Paine and the Fragility of Community
Philipp Schweighauser, Universität Basel, Switzerland
Deception in Early American Art and Politics
Laura Mielke, University of Kansas (KS)
Renewed Theatricality in Early American Performance Studies
Zachary Neil Lamm, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
The Queerness of Early America: Reading Heteronormativity before "Heterosexuality"
COMMENT:
Shirley Samuels, Cornell University (NY)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Reimagining the Work of Weddings: Wedding Planning, Gay Weddings, and Monstrous Brides

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Clare Callahan, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
Molly Hudgens, University of Chicago (IL)
What Women Want (To Do): Wedding Planning and the "Postindustrial" Economy
Alison Lefkovitz, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Passing Down the Aisle: Gay Marriage through Subterfuge in the 1970s
Megan Biddinger, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
From "Bridezillas" to "Frankenbrides": Femininity and Monstrosity in Wedding-themed Reality Television
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Aberration and Incarceration

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Ed Cohen, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PAPERS:
Stephen Dillon, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Imagining the Impossible: Race, Queer Hope, and Underground Movements in the 1970s United States
Elissa Underwood, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Just Food? The Right to Nutrition in the Prison-Industrial Complex
Christina Heatherton, University of Southern California (CA)
University of Radicalism: Leavenworth Penitentiary and the Magón Brothers
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Business Meeting of the American Studies Programs and Centers Committee

Hilton Baltimore Marshall Board Room

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Business Meeting of the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus

Hilton Baltimore Stone

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Rethinking Neo-Slave Narratives

Hilton Baltimore Brent

CHAIR:
Dennis D. Moore, Florida State University (FL)
PAPERS:
Aida Hussen, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Memory's Moral Economies: Grief, Remembrance and Reparative Desire in African American Historical Fiction
Heike Paul, Freidrich-Alexander-University-Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Neo-Slave Narratives Out of Canada
Karen N. Salt, Purdue University (IN)
Rebellious Plots and Historical Fictions, or, The Caribbean Strikes Back
COMMENT:
Stephanie Li, University of Rochester (NY)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Fighting Blight: Racial and Sexual Minority Reaction to the Rhetoric of Urban Decay

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Kathryn Oberdeck, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PAPERS:
Kwame Holmes, University of Virginia (VA)
"Where Have All the Boys Gone": Mapping "Gay Identity" Out of the Rhetoric of Blight in Washington, D.C.
Brian D. Robick, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
Urban Blight as Opportunity: Appropriation and Transformation in Pittsburgh's Hill District
Stephsanie Seawell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
From Urban Park to "Open Dump": Race and the Disinvestment of Garfield Park in Cleveland, Ohio, 1942–1983
COMMENT:
Kathryn Oberdeck, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Information Session on Fulbright Scholar Program

Hilton Baltimore, Carroll B

CHAIR: Esther Boyd, Fulbright Scholar Program

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Imposing Science, Rethinking Health

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Nancy Glazener, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
PAPERS:
J. Diane Moorman, Independent Scholar
An Argument for Health Studies
Charity Michelle Boutte, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Cancer Alley: How Environmental Racism in Louisiana Leads to Human Rights Violations
Melanie Armstrong, University of New Mexico (NM)
Science in the Small Town: National Security Transformations
COMMENT:
Augusta Rohrbach, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Religious Remedies, Purifying Panaceas, and Saving Suds: Transforming American Bodies

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIR:
Charles Howard Lippy, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN)
PAPERS:
Kara M. French, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Alternative Extracts: Shaker Medicine in the Antebellum Marketplace
Emily Suzanne Clark, Florida State University (FL)
"Use the Moorish Treatments and Get Well": Moorish Science Temple Teas and Tonics
Roger Chapman, Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
Dr. Bronner's "Magic Soap" Religion: An Historical Exegesis
COMMENT:
Charles Howard Lippy, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Reimagining Iran: Transformations in Transnational Activism

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Sima Shakhsari, University of Houston (TX)
PAPERS:
Catherine Sameh, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
From Los Angeles to Tehran: Transnational Reaches of the One Million Signatures Campaign
Mitra Rastegar, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Affective Activism and the "Gay Muslim" Victim
G. S. Nikpour, Columbia University (NY)
Prisons, Pain, and Punishment: The Iranian Prison in U.S. Discourses
Manijeh Nasrabadi, New York University (NY)
An Indispensible Discourse? Human Rights and "Green" Solidarity in Iranian America
COMMENT:
Sima Shakhsari, University of Houston (TX)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

CANCELLED: Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Decolonization: Theory, Strategy, Solidarity

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
Sujani Reddy, Amherst College (MA)
PAPERS:
Robert Warrior, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
"Canaanites, Cowboys, and Indians" Reconsidered
Magid Shihade, Birzeit University, Palestine
A Manifestation of Settler Colonialism: Creating Constant Conflict and Uncertainty
Patrick Wolfe, La Trobe University, Australia
History and Solidarity: Beyond Identity Politics
COMMENT:
Setsu Shigematsu, University of California, Riverside (CA)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Black Children and the "Tender Years": Race and Age in Law, Literature, and Photography

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University (NJ)
PAPERS:
Sarah Levine-Gronningsater, University of Chicago (IL)
Conceiving the Free Child: Law, Age, and Race in New York, 1785–1838
Monica Huerta, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
"Hold Still": Redeemed Children, Unstable Geographies, and the Meantime
Isabel Soto, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
"Aw, aw! Ah'm colored!": Writing Blackness, Writing Childhood
COMMENT:
Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

ASA Committee on Ethnic Studies II: The Geographies of Latinidad

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Ricardo L. Ortiz, Georgetown University (DC)
PAPERS:
JoAnna U. Poblete-Cross, University of Wyoming (WY)
Tasting Identities: Food Practices, Music and Identity Choices of Puerto Rican U.S. Colonials in Hawai'i
Laura Halperin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Assaulting Landscapes in Loida Maritza Pérez's Geographies of Home
Randy James Ontiveros, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Suburbs in U.S. Latina/o Literature
Jerry Gonzalez, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
On the Boulevard: Chicana/o Cruisers and the Racial Metropolis, 1965–1980
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

ASA Presidential Panel: Transforming Higher Education for the Digital Age

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Fiona Barnett, Duke University (NC)
PANELISTS:
Anne Balsamo, University of Southern California (CA)
Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia (VA)
Cathy Davidson, Duke University (NC)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

War and/on the Environment: Critical Directions in American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Robert Marzec, Purdue University (IN)
PAPERS:
H. Bruce Franklin, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Victory Culture and the U.S. Wars on the Environment: 1945–1962
Mike Hill, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Ecologies of War: Dispatch from the Aerial Empire
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Radiation Laboratories and Ecosystem Ecologies in the Nuclear Pacific
Edwin A. Martini, Western Michigan University (MI)
Agent Orange as Global History
COMMENT:
Robert Marzec, Purdue University (IN)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Roundtable: Teaching the Introduction to American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Rebecca Nell Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)
PANELISTS:
Paul Lauter, Trinity College (CT)
Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Philip Deloria, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Elizabeth Esch, Barnard College (NY)
Rebecca Nell Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

The Musical Imaginary: Race, Class, and Authenticity

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
PAPERS:
William Fulton, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Re-inventing Authenticity: Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills as Haight-Ashbury Counterculture Statement
Sonnet Retman, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Muddy the Waters: Other Stories of Love and Theft in the Making of the Delta Blues
Elizabeth Yeager, University of Kansas (KS)
"Find[ing] myself a city to live in": Middle Class American Imagination and Phish Scene Identity
Jack Hamilton, Harvard University (MA)
Being Good Isn't Always Easy: Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Janis Joplin in the 1960s
COMMENT:
Danielle Heard, University of California, Davis (CA)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Hot Sex on a Platter: Erotic Revolutionaries and Punanny Politics in Black Popular Culture

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University (NC)
PANELISTS:
Treva B. Lindsey, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
Regina Bradley, Florida State University (FL)
Joan Morgan, New York University (NY)
Siobhan Brooks, Temple University (PA)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Afrofuturism

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Meta DuEwa Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PAPERS:
Michelle M. Wright, Northwestern University (IL)
The Blackness of Physics: Abstract Embodiment and A. Van Jordan's Quantum Lyrics
Daylanne English, Macalester College (MN)
ArchAndroids and Their Antecedents: The Roots of Janelle Monae's Afrofuturistic Post-human
Shona N. Jackson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Basquiat after Dial: Bridging the Gap between Black Labor and Critique
COMMENT:
Meta DuEwa Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Biopolitics and Posthumanism

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Ying-wen Yu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
PAPERS:
Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth College (NH)
Biopolitics, Animal Studies, and the Liberal Subject
Neel Ahuja, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Toward a Planetary Concept of Mass Death
Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Of Cannibals and Snuff Films: Bare Life, Bioethics and Brazilian Anthropofagia
Michael Lundblad, Colorado State University (CO)
Animality as Refuge: Terry Tempest Williams and the Biopolitics of Terminal Cancer
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Imagining Class in America and in American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Joseph Entin, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
PANELISTS:
Katherine S. Newman, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)
Tera W. Hunter, Princeton University (NJ)
Shalini Shankar, Northwestern University (IL)
Judith E. Smith, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Kathy Michelle Newman, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
Joseph Entin, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Business Meeting of the Students' Committee

Hilton Baltimore Chase

PANELISTS:
Mary Clater, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)
Kathleen M. Brian, George Washington University (DC)
James Zarsadiaz, Northwestern University (IL)
Sarah Van Horn Melton, Emory University (GA)
Lynne Feeley, Duke University (NC)

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Business Meeting of the
Encyclopedia of American StudiesEditorial Board

Hilton Baltimore Stone

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Business Meeting of the Material Culture Caucus

Hilton Baltimore Chase

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Imagining Latinidad and Citizenship in Popular Cultures

Hilton Baltimore Brent

CHAIR:
Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University (NY)
PAPERS:
Marisol Negron, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
From Mambo to Hip Hop: (Re)Imagining "Nuyorican" with Héctor LaVoe and La Bruja
Erin Hurt, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Chicas, Divas, and Dirty Girls: Transforming Latinidad in the Chica Lit Works of Sofia Quiñtero, Mary Castillo, and Michelle Serros
Russell C. Rodríguez, San Jose City College (CA)
Conviviendo en el Son: Transnational Dialogues and Exchanges
Johana Londoño, New York University (NY)
A Colorful Aesthetics of Poverty: "Culture of Poverty" Writing, Colorful Digressions, and a Sociological Understanding of Latina/os
COMMENT:
Frances Aparicio, Northwestern University (IL)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Black Panels, White Gutters: Race, Resistance, and Representation in American Comics and Sequential Art

Hilton Baltimore Carroll A

CHAIR:
John Ira Jennings, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PANELISTS:
Qiana Whitted, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)
Jonathan Gayles, Georgia State University (GA)
Frances Gateward, California State University, Northridge (CA)
Omar Bilal, Founder/Curator, Museum of Black Superheroes

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

American Studies and the University in Question

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
PANELISTS:
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Miranda Joseph, University of Arizona (AZ)
Jodi Melamed, Marquette University (WI)
Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Getting the Nation Right with God: American Politics in the Conservative Christian Imagination

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Jason Bivins, North Carolina State University (NC)
PAPERS:
Karen Seat, University of Arizona (AZ)
"The Christian Worldview as a Master Narrative": Negotiating Gender and Politics in Evangelical Subculture(s)
Eoin Cannon, Harvard University (MA)
Evangelical Conversion Narrative and the Trope of America as an Addict in Denial
Sarah Posner, journalist
Religion Meets Politics: Notes from a Religion Reporter
COMMENT:
Jason Bivins, North Carolina State University (NC)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Race, Gender, And Violence

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIR:
Sharon Luk, University of Southern California (CA)
PAPERS:
Kimberly Dawn Robertson, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Imagine That: Settler-Colonialism, Native Women, and Urban Indian Identity
Jesse Carr, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
States of Exceptionalism: Collective Racial Violence in Postwar American Cultures
Lisa Arellano, Colby College (ME)
Strange Victories: Rape, Revenge and Revolution
Melanie Boyd, Yale University (CT)
Transforming Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses
COMMENT:
Sharon O'Brien, Dickinson College (PA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Re-Visioning Democracy: Challenging Dictatorship in the Middle East and Beyond, A Roundtable

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Elliott Young, Lewis & Clark College (OR)
PANELISTS:
Pauls Toutonghi, Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Greg Grandin, New York University (NY)
Elliot Colla, Georgetown University (DC)
Amal Amireh, George Mason University (VA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Indigeneity, Violence and the State

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PAPERS:
Chris Finley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Discourses of Sovereignties and Heteropatriarchy in Native Theatre and the Red Power Movement
Michelle Jacob, University of San Diego (CA)
Yakama Women Elders Discuss Indigeneity and the Tensions of Teaching Indigenous Language and Cultural Practices
Laura Beebe, University of California, San Diego (CA)
The State's Undead: Colonial Biopower and the Archive
Angela Teresa Morrill, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Removals, Returns and Separations: Recognizing the Modoc Nation
COMMENT:
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Transforming the Framework, Re-Imagining Black Masculinities

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Darieck Scott, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
PAPERS:
Javon Johnson, University of Southern California (CA)
A N*gga Moment: Blackness as a Way of Rethinking the Hyper-Masculine
Jeffrey Q. McCune, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Queer Foreclosure: Limiting Hip-Hop, Framing Black Men
Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Kentucky (KY)
Barack Obama, Our First Woman President?: Gender Anxiety and the American Dream
COMMENT:
Darieck Scott, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Urban Afterlives

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Laura Liu, New School University (NY)
PAPERS:
Cynthia V. Duarte, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Are Latinos Moving Up or Just Moving Within Urban and Suburban Chicago?
Cynthia Gayle Franklin, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Eichmann in America: The "Uncivil" Imagination as a Challenge to Empire's Evil
Jan Buerger, National Park Service
Peter L'Enfant to Martin Luther King Jr.: City of Possibilities
Nathan D. Ragain, University of Virginia (VA)
The Godfather of the I-Hotel: Inter-ethnicity and the Transformation of Urban Space
COMMENT:
Carlo Rotella, Boston College (MA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Science and Technology Caucus: The Labor of Digital Production: Race, Identity, and the New Social Networks

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Nick Mirzoeff, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
John Cheney-Lippold, University of Southern California (CA)
Coding Ethnicity: The De-Essentialization of Identity Online
Mobina Hashmi, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Narrative Technologies: Representing Digital Labor on American Television
Lisa Nakamura, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
"The Racio-Social Network": The Asian Model Minority Myth and Its Origins in the Postwar Digital Industries
COMMENT:
Nick Mirzoeff, New York University (NY)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Children and Media

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Nicholas Sammond, University of Toronto
PAPERS:
Tsuyoshi Ishihara, Waseda University, Japan
A Japanese Twain and an American Dime Novelist: Kuni Sasaki's Adaptations of Metta Victor's Novels
Skyler James Hijazi, King's College, London, United Kingdom
Desiring National Bodies: Historical Imagination and the Neoliberal Erotic in Axis Powers Hetalia
Margaret Cassidy, Adelphi University (NY)
Hornbook, Picture Book, Comic Book, Facebook: Historical Perspectives on New Media and Childhood
COMMENT:
Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Amherst College (MA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Reading the Politics of the Sport Spectacle

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PAPERS:
Stan Thangaraj, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Huddling Up: Ballin', Shot Callin', and Constructing South Asian America
Erica Rand, Bates College (ME)
Swans Are the New Gay, or Racialized Imaginaries and Figure Skating Masculinities
Degane Sougal, McGill University, Canada
Legends of Unity: Identity, Sports, Romanticism
COMMENT:
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Slurry, Sludge, and Sandstorms: Imagining Nature and Nationalism in the Transition to Industrial Modernity

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Chris Sellers, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PAPERS:
Tzu-I Chung, Royal British Columbia Museum
Fossil Fuels and Sandstorms from the Grassland: Historical Imagination, Environmental Transformation, and Cultural Reparation
Marisol Cortez, University of Kansas (KS)
Sewage Farming, Sludge Composting, and Recycling Rhetorics: Historical and Contemporary Cosmologies of Nature
Bob Johnson, National University (CA)
"To Manufacture Culture Wholesale": Trauma, the Oil Industry, and the National Imaginary, 1900–1969
COMMENT:
Chris Sellers, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Before and Behind the Lens: Ethnicity, Power and Memory in Early Twentieth-Century Photography

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Stephanie Batiste, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Alicia Romero, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Dignity and the Face of Labor in Jack Delano's FSA Photographs of the Albuquerque Railyards
Magdalena L. Barrera, San Jose State University (CA)
Contrapuntal Collaborators: "Spanish-Speaking People" in the Photography of Russell Lee
Shelley Lee, Oberlin College (OH)
Capturing a City, Claiming Belonging: Issei Photographers in Seattle, Washington, 1924–1929
COMMENT:
Stephanie Batiste, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Does Queer Studies Neglect the Nation?: Pinkwashing and the Limits of the Queer Transnational Imagination

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Ronak Kapadia, Colorado College (CO)
PAPERS:
Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University (CA)
Visible Queers, Disappearing Nation: Transgender Filipino Domestic Workers and the Return of the (Silent) Nation
Jennifer Kelly, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Israeli Gay Tourist Initiatives and the Politics of Pinkwashing
Jih-Fei Cheng, University of Southern California (CA)
Settling Desire: (Post-)AIDS Visuality, Masculine Properties, and the Desire of Geopolitics
Umayyah Cable, University of Southern California (CA)
Manufacturing Democracy: Israeli Pinkwashing in the United States and the Propaganda of Public Relations
COMMENT:
Ronak Kapadia, Colorado College (CO)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Early American Matters Caucus: Early American Biopolitics

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Susan Scott Parrish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas (TX)
The "Power of Medicine": Obeah, Slaves' Health, and Biopolitics in the British West Indies
James O'Neil Spady, Soka University of America (CA)
Reimagining the Vesey Conspiracy: Confession and the Biopolitics of Life and Death in a Colonial Society
Nicholas E. Miller, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
The Biopolitics of Transformation: Lycanthropy and Thresholds of Indistinction in Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University (MA)
Zombie Biopolitics: Colonial Geography, Race, and the Spectacle of Torture
COMMENT:
Susan Scott Parrish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Bases, Barracks, and Battleships: Militarized Spaces, Tourist Practices

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PAPERS:
Haley Michaels Pollack, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
The Reoccupation of the San Francisco Presidio: From Military Garrison to Mixed Use Space
Benjamin D'Harlingue, University of California, Davis (CA)
War Haunts: Imperial Memory and Ghost Tourism Aboard the USS Hornet Museum
Liz Montegary, University of California, Davis (CA)
The Soldier-Tourist: U.S. Military Recruitment and the Promise of World Travel
COMMENT:
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

ASA Committee on Ethnic Studies III: The Question of Reparations for Slavery, Internment and Native Land

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Scott Kurashige, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Karen Inouye, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
World War Two Internment through the Lens of Trauma Studies
Khalil Muhammad, Director of Schomburg Center for the History of Black Culture
The Condemnation of Blackness and the Question of Reparations: A Historical Perspective
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, East Bay (CA)
Native Claims
COMMENT:
Scott Kurashige, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Business Meeting of the Visual Culture Caucus

Hilton Baltimore Chase

5:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Reception of the New York University American Studies Program

Sullivan's of Baltimore - 1 East Pratt Street Suite 102 (corner of E Camden St)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception of the University of Maryland Department of American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom East Foyer

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ASA Awards Ceremony

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

ASA Presidential Address: Cells, Stories and Social Justice

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

PANELIST:
Priscilla Wald, Duke University (NC)

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

ASA President's Reception (Co-Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Press)

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

10:30 PM – 11:55 PM

ASA President's Address/Reception After Party

Pazo Restaurant at 1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 534-7296; http://www.pazorestaurant.com/


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