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Friday, November 16, 2012

8:00 am – 9:45 am

098. Media(ted) Resistance: Blueprints, Digital Archives, and the Politics of Visibility

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

John Cheney-Lippold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Anjali Nath, University of Southern California (CA)
Detained Documents: Online Torture Archives, Redaction, and Visual Culture

Akhila Ananth, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Blue-prints and Pink Walls: Aesthetic, Archival, and Progressive Reforms to the Edelman Children's Court in Los Angeles

Brian Michael Murphy, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Invisible Enemies—mdash;Photography, Digitization, and Haunting in the Corbis Film Preservation Facility

Rukshana Singh, Visual Communications (CA)
From an Archivist's View: Community Based Collections, Visual Media, and Counterhegemonic Practice

COMMENT:

John Cheney-Lippold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

099. ASA Students' Committee: Mock Job Interview Workshop

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Roya Z. Rastegar, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

PANELISTS:

Ralph E. Rodríguez, Brown University (RI)

Paula Ioanide, Ithaca College (NY)

Lissette Olivares, New York University (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

100. Consumer Empire: American Advertising and Nationalism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Ferdinando Fasce, University of Genoa (Italy)

PAPERS:

Jennifer Rose Scanlon, Bowdoin College (ME)
Advertising Empire: The J. Walter Thompson Company's International Expansion in the Early Twentieth Century

Jason Paul Chambers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Complicating the Picture: Consumption, Race, and Resistance in the Twentieth Century

Katherine Parkin, Monmouth University (NJ)
Selling Cars; Navigating Identity: Japanese Automotive Imports in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s

COMMENT:

Ferdinando Fasce, University of Genoa (Italy)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

101. Caucus: Food Studies: Archives of Domesticity and Dissent: Cookbooks, Cooking Culture, and the Limits of Culinary Exchange

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (CA)

PAPERS:

Janet Boyd, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
What The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook Has to Do with Writing (and Remembering and Resisting)

Christopher Farrish, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Reading Recipes and Race in Marion Cabell Tyree's Housekeeping in Old Virginia

Christine Marks, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
"in the kitchens where the dark mammys reigned": Representations of Creole Cuisine in Post–Civil War American Cookbooks

Stephen Vider, Harvard University (MA)
"French names n' everthing!": Camp, Cosmopolitanism, and Gay Identity in The Gay Cookbook

COMMENT:

Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

102. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: The Corporation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

CHAIR:

Christopher J. Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

PAPERS:

Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College (CA)
"Campos Petroleros," Fashioning Corporate Culture in the Venezuelan Oil Fields

Dara Orenstein, Wesleyan University (CT)
Tax Holidays: A Caribbean Genealogy

Purnima Bose, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN);

Laura E. Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Citizens Uniting Against Corporations

Amanda Ciafone, Macalester College (MN)
Make Every Drop Count: The Neoliberal Logics of Corporate Social Responsibility

COMMENT:

Christopher J. Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

103. Imperial Designs: U.S. Empire, Technology, and Transcaribbean Space

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Kyla C. Schuller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Elizabeth Steeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Crisis Management and Neoplantation Modernity in the U.S. Gulf South and Haiti

Jinah Kim, Northwestern University (IL)
Technoracial Modernity: The Panama Canal and Imperial Geographies

Neel Ahuja, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Importing Immunity: The Polio Scare and the Beginnings of Neoliberal Biosecurity in Puerto Rico

COMMENT:

Aimee S. Bahng, Dartmouth College (NH)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

104. Imperium in Imperio: Intra-racial and Intra-ethnic Trajectories in Black/Brown Identity Discourses

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

James Braxton Peterson, Lehigh University (PA)

PANELISTS:

James Braxton Peterson, Lehigh University (PA)

Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University (NC)

Yaba Blay, Lafayette College (PA)

Joan Morgan, New York University (NY)

Vanessa Yvette Perez, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

Rosa Alicia Clemente, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

105. Mixtape Logics: Listening to Empire and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Priya Jha, University of Redlands (CA)

Van Truong, Yale University (CT)

Chris Nielsen, University of Pittsburgh (PA)

COMMENT:

Joshua Guild, Princeton University (NJ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

106. Caucus: Science and Technology Studies: Empires of Science, Resisting Solutions

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Kristan Cockerill, Appalachian State University (NC)

PAPERS:

Melanie Armstrong, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Diseases Without Borders: Science Practice in National Biosecurity

Lindsay O'Connor, University of Virginia (VA)
Disaster's Paradox: Blame, Responsibility, and the Nature of the Natural

Jennifer Richter, University of New Mexico (NM)
Unnatural Natures: Nuclear Reactions in a Post-Fukushima World

COMMENT:

Kristan Cockerill, Appalachian State University (NC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

107. Occupy Academe, Resist Colonization I: Neo-liberal Crisis and Transnational Student Protest

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

T. V. Reed, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PAPERS:

Maritza Stanchich, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)
A University Besieged: The Stakes in Puerto Rico

Claudia Sofia Garriga Lopez, New York University (NY)
Occupy or Decolonize? Internal Struggles in the Occupy Movememt

Ursula McTaggart, Wilmington College (OH)
Anarchist-Style Occupation: Reclaiming Leftist Territory

COMMENT:

T. V. Reed, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Alessandra Rosa, Florida International University (FL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

108. Caucus: Digital Humanities: What Can the Digital Humanities Bring to American Studies, and Vice Versa?

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Susan Garfinkel, Library of Congress (DC)

PANELISTS:

Natalia Cecire, Yale University (CT)

Alex Gil, University of Virginia (VA)

Matthew K. Gold, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Modern Language Association (NY)

Lauren Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

109. Minority Scholars' Mentoring Breakfast

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

Please join us for breakfast in San Juan as we present our first annual Mentoring Award to Professor Richard Yarborough (UCLA) which is named in his honor, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts as founder of the Minority Scholars Committee, and as a mentor who has helped countless students and junior faculty achieve their full academic potential. We invite all minority students and faculty, and their allies, to celebrate Professor Yarborough, make new friends, and consolidate existing mentoring networks. Tickets required.

8:00 am – 9:45 am

110. Imaginary Indians: Representations of Native American People in Comparative Imperial Perspective

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut (CT)

PAPERS:

Ashley Wiersma, Michigan State University (MI)
Civilization, American Indians, and the Noble Savage Myth in French Colonial and American Discourses

Marcel García, Yale University (CT)
Creating a Discourse: Foreign Accounts of Native Populations in Spanish California

Ryan Hall, Yale University (CT)
Making the Blackfoot "Savage": The Creation of an American Mythology

COMMENT:

Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut (CT)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

111. Geography Ground Zero: Territories of Labor, Race, and Region in Contemporary U.S. Politics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona (AZ)

PAPERS:

Sheila M. Contreras, Michigan State University (MI)
Migrant Workers in the Academy: Race, Resistance, and Higher Education

Louis Gerard Mendoza, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Conversations on Latinoization, Citizenship, and Belonging in "Our America"

Katie Kane, University of Montana–Missoula (MT)
A Nightmare on the Brains of the Living: North Dakota Oil, Native Rights, and Colonization

COMMENT:

Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona (AZ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

112. Networking Breakfast for Program Directors

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

We invite all program/center directors, heads, and coordinators who are tasked with growing, strengthening, revising, or reinvigorating our constituent and affiliated programs. Tickets required.

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

113. Anti-Imperialist Film Festival November 16

Puerto Rico Convention Center 206

8:00 am – 9:45 am

114. Religion and the Construction of Racial Fantasies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Joseph Kip Kosek, George Washington University (DC)

PAPERS:

Joshua Paddison, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Worse than Mormonism: Religion, Race, Sex, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Elaine Peña, George Washington University (DC)
Laredo's Red Men: Approximating Native American Cosmologies and Producing American Empire

Matthew S. Hedstrom, University of Virginia (VA)
Toyohiko Kagawa and the Color Line in U.S. Liberal Protestantism

COMMENT:

Joseph Kip Kosek, George Washington University (DC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

115. Slavery in the Atlantic World: Body, Flesh, and Spirit

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Danielle C. Skeehan, Northeastern University (MA)

PAPERS:

Heather Victoria Vermeulen, Yale University (CT)
As altho' She had Just been Concern'd with men: Lordean Erotics in Thomas Thistlewood's Diaries

Mary Caton Lingold, Duke University (NC)
Eat or Be Eaten: Resistance, Consumption, Colonization, and Slavery

Jamie Rosenthal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Gender, Slavery, and the Limits of Sentimental Rhetoric in Lady Nugent's Journal

Aisha Finch, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Sacralizing Black Epistemologies: Alternative Lexicons of Freedom in Diasporic Slave Communities

COMMENT:

Danielle C. Skeehan, Northeastern University (MA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

116. Commodity Cultures, Sovereignty, and Post-Colonial Divisions of Labor

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

PAPERS:

Teresita Levy, City University of New York, Lehman College (NY)
Negotiating Empire: Tobacco Growers in Puerto Rico, 1910–1940

April Merleaux, Florida International University (FL)
Sugar and Sovereignty in the Global New Deal

Augustine Sedgewick, University of South Florida (FL)
The New Deal, the New Imperialism, and the New Middle Class

Tariq Omar Ali, Harvard University (MA)
Sovereignty and Fibre: Jute in Post-Colonial, Post-Partition South Asia

COMMENT:

John Soluri, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

117. Performance as Power and Critique: Social Change in African Diasporic Performance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Jennifer Devere Brody, Stanford University (CA)

PAPERS:

Tisha Brooks, Tufts University (MA)
Performing Power and Privilege: The Spiritual Itinerant Practice of Amanda Berry Smith

Shanesha R. F. Brooks-Tatum, Interdenominational Theological Center (GA)
Sonic Bridges: Conversion Narratives in Diasporic Christian Hip-Hop Performance

Tanya Saunders, Lehigh University (PA)
Global Hip Hop, Black Feminism, and the Queer of Color Critique: An Analysis of Women-Centered Arts-Based Activism in Cuba and Brazil

Lori Lynne Brooks, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
It's Empire Time!: Black Popular Performance and the Temporality of Imperialism

8:00 am – 9:45 am

118. Beyond White Picket Fences: Identities, Belonging, and Asian Americans in Suburbia, 1950s–2000s

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

PAPERS:

Jean-Paul deGuzman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Claiming Race and Space: Post-War Japanese American Political Identities in the San Fernando Valley

Jennifer Fang, University of Delaware (DE)
Learning How to Be Chinese: Chinese Heritage Education in the Mid-Atlantic Suburbs, 1960–1995

James Zarsadiaz, Northwestern University (IL)
Where the Wild Things Are: Asian American Suburbanization, Slow Growth, and the Racialization and Policing of Space, 1980–2005

COMMENT:

Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

119. New Deal Urbanisms

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Jamin Rowan, Brigham Young University (UT)

PAPERS:

Betsy Pease, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Cities of Tomorrow: The Greenbelt Model Communities and Depression-Era Visions of Progress in American Cutlure

Douglas Sefton, University of Virginia (VA)
A New Deal for the District: Public Buildings and Municipal Identity

Sunny Stalter, Auburn University (AL)
O. Louis Gugliemi's Cityscapes and the Advancing American Art Exhibit

COMMENT:

Jamin Rowan, Brigham Young University (UT)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

120. Dimensions of Empire: Rehabilitating the Citizen Body and Psyche in the Age of Global Neoliberalism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Rachel Riedner, George Washington University (DC)

PAPERS:

Rebecca Dingo, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
Rhetorics of Empowerment: Building Empire through Self-help Rehabilitation

Tara Pauliny, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
Disturbing Display: BODIES…The Exhibition and a Neoliberal Ethic of Care

Julie Passanante Elman, University College Dublin (Ireland)
Diagnostic Media: WebMD, WiiFit, and Neoliberal Citizenship

Jennifer Wingard, University of Houston (TX)
Hoarders: U.S. Neoliberalism's Prescriptive and Cautionary Tale

COMMENT:

Rachel Riedner, George Washington University (DC)

9:30 am – 5:30 pm

121. Book Exhibit (Friday)

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom B (Exhibit)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

122. Black, White, or Other?: Reading Race, Constructing Childhood in American Popular Culture

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Robin Bernstein, Harvard University (MA)

PAPERS:

Mary Niall Mitchell, University of New Orleans (LA)
What Ever Happened to Ida May?: Race, Childhood, and Empathy after the Fugitive Slave Law

Lara Saguisag, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
Crossing the Color Line: Racial Crossdressing in Early American Kid Strips, 1898–1908

Philip Nel, Kansas State University (KS)
Getting a Race-Lift: Whitewashing, Marketing, and Resistance in Children's Literature

COMMENT:

Robin Bernstein, Harvard University (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

123. Seeing like Subjects of the State: Visual Technologies of Citizenship at Risk

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Kelly Gates, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College (OH)
Precarity in the Night Sky: Missile Defense, Anxious Cartographies, and the U.S. Surveillance Regime

Carrie Rentschler, McGill University (Canada)
Seeing Like a Bystander

Rebecca A. Adelman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Pixelizing Atrocity

COMMENT:

Kelly Gates, University of California, San Diego (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

124. ASA Students' Committee: Roundtable on the Results from the ASA Students Survey

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Sarah Van Horn Melton, Emory University (GA)

PANELISTS:

Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University (CT)

Eric Sandeen, University of Wyoming (WY)

Mark Metzler Sawin, Eastern Mennonite University (VA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

125. The Talking Cure for Empire? Oral History and Testimonio in the Twenty-first Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PANELISTS:

Tami Albin, University of Kansas (KS)

Maylei Blackwell, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

Linda Garcia Merchant, Artist

Joseph Rodríguez, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

Sonia Saldívar-Hull, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)

Janet Weaver, University of Iowa (IA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

126. Clocking the Deceptions: Race, Citizenship, and Nationalism in Trans/Gender Policing

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Erica Rand, Bates College (ME)

PAPERS:

Toby Beauchamp, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Choice and Coercion: Nationalism and Gender-Nonconformity in the East German Doping Scandals

Tristan Josephson, University of California, Davis (CA)
Disciplining Racial and Gender Difference: Trans Marriage and Immigration

Quinn Miller, University of Oregon (OR)
Watchdog Diagnostics: The Politics of Policing Sitcom Stereotypes

COMMENT:

Erica Rand, Bates College (ME)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

127. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Speculation, Futurity, New Materialisms

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

CHAIR:

Tavia Nyong'o, New York University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Jayna Brown, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Tavia Nyong'o, New York University (NY)

Dana Luciano, Georgetown University (DC)

Josá Esteban Muñoz, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

128. Fear and Loathing in the Archives: Field Notes on Histories of Violence

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Ned Blackhawk, Yale University (CT)
Violence, Reconstruction, and American Indian History

Kathleen Belew, Northwestern University (IL)
Klansmen, Nazis, and Domestic Terrorists: Affect and the Perpetrator

Jessie L. Kindig, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
The Forgotten War: Violence, Archive, and U.S. Empire after 1945

Monica Muñoz Martinez, Yale University (CT)
The Politics of Generational Memory and Reckoning with State Violence in Texas, 1910–Present

COMMENT:

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

129. Writing Resistance to Empire: African American Transnational Alliances

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)

PAPERS:

Eve E. Dunbar, Vassar College (NY)
Building a House in Liberia: Colonial Legacies in Cooper's House at Sugar Beach

Lynn Makau, Willamette University (OR)
Limits of Knowledge in The Known World

Jennifer Williams, Goucher College (MD)
Records are Destroyed: The Body as Archive in the Postslavery Imagination

COMMENT:

Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

130. Sanitary Imperialism: U.S. Efforts to Clean and Beautify Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Andrew Rotter, Colgate University (NY)

PAPERS:

Daniel Max Gerling, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Tropical Prophylaxis: U.S. Envoys of Continence in Early Twentieth-Century Imperialism

Lindsey Feitz, University of Denver (CO)
Ding Dong! Avon Calling!: Selling Beauty, Hygiene, and Cold War Capitalism in Puerto Rico, 1954–1970

Rachel Vaughn, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)
Sanitary Citizenships: Socio-political Interests in Puerto Rico's Trash

COMMENT:

Andrew Rotter, Colgate University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

131. Caucus: Science and Technology: What is the Future of Technology in American Studies?: A Roundtable

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Jason Weems, University of California, Riverside (CA)

PANELISTS:

Carolyn de la Pena, University of California, Davis (CA)

Lisa Nakamura, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Joshua Shannon, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Elena Razlogova, Concordia University (Canada)

Joel Dinerstein, Tulane University (LA)

COMMENT:

Jason Weems, University of California, Riverside (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

132. Occupy Academe, Resist Colonization II: Neo-liberal Crisis and Student Protest

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Ilene Feinman, California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

PANELISTS:

Sky Wilson, Washington State University, Vancouver (WA)

Giovanni Roberto, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Adriana Mulero Claudio, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Rene Reyes, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Ilene Feinman, California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

133. Caucus: Digital Humanities: Digital Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge Production and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

A. Joan Saab, University of Rochester (NY)

PANELISTS:

Susan Smulyan, Brown University (RI)

Stewart Varner, Emory University (GA)

A. Joan Saab, University of Rochester (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

134. ASA Minority Scholars Committee: Mentoring from the Pipeline Through to Tenure Track

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Jennifer Ann Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

PANELISTS:

Lisa Lowe, Tufts University (MA)

Kerry Larson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Glenda Gilmore, Yale University (CT)

Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

COMMENT:

Jennifer Ann Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

135. Cultural Production, Racial Identity, and Black (Inter)Nationalism in the Jim Crow Era

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

To be named

PAPERS:

Zakiya Adair, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
Shake a Little Somethin': Transnational (Re)presentations and Spectacles of Performance in Early Twentieth-Century Vaudeville

Robert Hawkins, Bradley University (IL)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and International Black Manhood in 1920s Afro-America

Trevor Joy Sangrey, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Yankee Colonies and the Black Nation Thesis: Anti-Imperialist Struggles and the Rhetoric of Self-Determination

Kelly Quinn, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Architecture and African American Internationalism: Hilyard R. Robinson and the Liberian Centennial and Victory Exposition

COMMENT:

The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

136. Scholarship, Community, and Responses to "Crimmigration" Complexes in the Global Nuevo South: A Roundtable

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Matthew García, Arizona State University (AZ)

PANELISTS:

Michael Innis-Jimánez, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)

Kenneth Maffitt, Kennesaw State University (GA)

John McKiernan-González, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

137. ASA Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers: Revising and Developing American Studies Curricula/Programs in the Twenty-first Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Sarika Chandra, Wayne State University (MI)

PANELISTS:

Janet Marie Davis, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Matthew Guterl, Brown University (RI)

Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

Rick Lee, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

Hans Bak, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Samuele Pardini, Elon University (NC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

138. Historiographies of the Long Movement: Race, Gender, Transnationalism, and Trans-generational Continuity in Anti-Imperialist Organizing

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Helene Lee, Dickinson College (PA)

PAPERS:

John Munro, St. Mary's University (Canada)
Scaling the Cold War: Anticolonialism and the Black Freedom Struggle after World War II

Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
The Global Cold War, Asian American Radicalism, and Trans-generational Struggles

Jessica K. Taft, Davidson College (NC)
Resisting War, Resisting Empire: Race, Nation and Contemporary Girls' Activism

COMMENT:

Helene Lee, Dickinson College (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

139. Cartooning, Caricature, and the Imperial Grotesque

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University (IN)

PAPERS:

Teresa Prados-Torreira, Columbia College (IL)
Cartooning Women in the 1890s and the Fear of Gender Role Reversal

Ingrid Gessner, University of Regensburg (Germany)
Disease on Display: Representing Yellow Fever in Nineteenth-Century Illustrations and Photography

Kirstie A Dorr, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Geographies of Race and Nation in the Memín Pinguín Polemic

Dacia Mitchell, New York University (NY)
Written All Over Their Faces: Caricature, Citizenship, and Difference in the Eighteenth Century

COMMENT:

Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University (IN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

140. From Black Power to Prison Power: What does Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union Mean for Black Studies and Critical Prison Studies Today?

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Tryon P. Woods, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)

PANELISTS:

P. Khalil Saucier, Rhode Island College (RI)

Donald F. Tibbs, Drexel University (PA)

Tryon P. Woods, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)

Rashad Shabazz, University of Vermont (VT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

141. Poetics of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Marcellus Blount, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Candice Amich, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Hemispheric Poetics in the Neoliberal Era

Thomas George Sowders, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
Martin Delany's Sonic Transnationalism: Genres of Poetry and Sound in Blake; or, the Huts of America

Teresa Longo, College of William and Mary (VA)
San Juan–Willimantic Migrations and the Promise and Power of Poetry

Michael Ross Engle, University of Virginia (VA)
Neoliberal Machines/Neoliberal Flesh: Roberto Bolaño 2666 and the Economies of Violence

COMMENT:

Marcellus Blount, Columbia University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

142. Fraught Production, Anxious Consumption: Exchanges of Meaning in the Colonial Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University (TN)

PAPERS:

Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
Black African Women and Consumptive Reciprocity in Ligon's A True and Exact History of Barbadoes

Erin Pearson, University of California, Irvine (CA)
The Milk of Human Kindness: Equiano, Lewis, and the Intolerable Contradictions of West Indian Slavery

Adam Thomas, University of California, Irvine (CA)
White Men Who Were Black Inside: Racial Ambiguity and Transatlantic Redemption in the Nineteenth Century

COMMENT:

Nicole N. Aljoe, Northeastern University (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

143. Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Explorers: 150 Years in Africa

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Kevin K. Gaines, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Eric Covey, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
"Swallowed by the East?" Or the Red, White, and Blue on the Nile?

Ira Dworkin, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Malcolm X in the Congo

Elisabeth Engel, Free University Berlin (Germany)
Indigenizing Black Christianity in the South Atlantic: African American Missionaries and the Modern World Mission

Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
"Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?": Periodical Culture, African Exploration, and Transatlantic Imperialist Identities

COMMENT:

Kevin K. Gaines, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

144. Beyond Frederick Douglass' Narrative

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Robert Levine, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PANELISTS:

Elizabeth McHenry, New York University (NY)

Alex Black, Cornell University (NY)

Xiomara Santamarina, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Brigitte Fielder, Cornell University (NY)

Robert Levine, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

145. Business Meeting of the American Studies Editorial Board

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

146. Ask Your Mama: The Sound(ed) Poetics and Politics of Black Feminist Internationalism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Farah Griffin, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Daphne Ann Brooks, Princeton University (NJ)
"A Woman is a Sometime Thing": Leontyne and Sarah's Sonic Temporalities

Salamishah Tillet, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Hush and Listen: Mama Africa and Nina Simone's Global Civil Rights Sound

Imani Perry, Princeton University (NJ)
Sounding Like a Movement: The Advance of Miriam Makeba's Retreat Song

COMMENT:

Farah Griffin, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

147. Photogrammar in Puerto Rico: Reading the FSA's 1930s Visual Archive with Twenty-first-Century Visualization Tools

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Lauren Tilton, Yale University (CT)

PANELISTS:

Taylor Arnold, Yale University (CT)

Dain Borges, University of Chicago (IL)

Beverly Brannan, Library of Congress (DC)

Ken Panko, Yale University (CT)

Lauren Tilton, Yale University (CT)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

148. ASA Committee on Graduate Education: Globalizing American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Alex Lubin, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

PANELISTS:

Robert Lee, Brown University (RI)

Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)

Alex Lubin, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

149. Caucus: Sports Studies: More than a Game: Global Sports, Exotic Bodies, and Contested Spaces

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Thabiti Lewis, Washington State University, Vancouver (WA)

PAPERS:

Josá Manuel Alamillo, California State University, Channel Islands (CA)
Buena Vecindad y Deportividad: The Good Neighbor Policy, Sports Diplomacy, and Competing National Identities, 1933–1945

David Leonard, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Eye Candy and Sex Objects: Race, Gender, and Global Sports Online

Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
"The League's True Subject": The Racialized Erotics of NBA Bodies in Basketball Fan Narratives

COMMENT:

Thabiti Lewis, Washington State University, Vancouver (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

150. Junot Díaz and the Latina/o American Literary Field Imaginary

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Josá David Saldívar, Stanford University (CA)

PANELISTS:

Jennifer Harford Vargas, Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Josá David Saldívar, Stanford University (CA)

Monica Hanna, California State University, Fullerton (CA)

Claudia Milian, Duke University (NC)

Guadalupe Carrillo, Stanford University (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

151. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Environmental Justice

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

CHAIR:

Ashley Dawson, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

PAPERS:

Rob Nixon, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Slow Violence and the Circuits of Environmental Activism: Bolivia, Vieques, and Wisconsin

Eddie Yuen, San Francisco Art Institute (CA)
The Limits of Environmental Catastrophism

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gerbert, Vassar College (NY)
Endangered Coastal Towns: Internal Displacement and Environmental Justice in the Caribbean

COMMENT:

Ashley Dawson, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

152. American Quarterly: Debt, Death, and Discipline: The Global-Historical Fabric of the "Subprime Crisis"

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIRS:

Denise Ferreira da Silva, Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom)

David C. Lloyd, University of California, Davis (CA)

PAPERS:

Paula Chakravartty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA);

Denise Ferreira da Silva, Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom)
Accumulation, Dispossession, and Debt: The Racial Logic of Global Capitalism

Laura Hyun Yi Kang, University of California, Irvine (CA)
"Asianization and Racialization: Figuring Economic Crises, 1997–1998 and 2007–?"

John D. Marquez, Northwestern University (IL)
The Black Mohicans: Towards a De-Colonial Critique of Black-on-Black Violence

Tayyab Mahmud, Seattle University (WA)
Debt and Discipline

COMMENT:

David C. Lloyd, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

153. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A New Agenda for U.S.-Native Relations?

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Elvira Pulitano, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)

PANELISTS:

Elvira Pulitano, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)

Carrie Garrow, Syracuse University College of Law (NY)

Siegfried Wiessner, St. Thomas University School of Law (FL)

Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland)

David T. McNab, York University (Canada)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

154. Caucus: Early American Matters: Resisting Empire and Colonization: A Methodology Roundtable

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Bryce Traister, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

PAPERS:

Caroline Wigginton, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Strange Crucibles: Intimacy and Resistance in Early American Public Life

Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas (TX)
Obeah, Rebellion, and Early Caribbean Literary History

Stefan Leonhard Brandt, University of Vienna (Austria)
Postcolonialism and Theories of Performance

Keri Holt, Utah State University (UT)
We, Too, the People: Repetition as Resistance in the Cherokee Nation

Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (DE)
Global Mutinies on Chinese Coolie Ships

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

155. Resituating Discursive Loci in the Korean Context: Intersecting Disciplinary Practices in an Uneven World

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Sangjun Jeong, Seoul National University (Korea)

PAPERS:

Seongho Yoon, Hanyang University (Korea)
Engaging the Disciplinary Unconscious of Asian American Studies: Inhabiting a Transnational Space and Contesting Transplanted Identities

Dongshin Yi, Seoul National University (Korea)
Anti-Heroism in Korean Science Fiction: Koreanizing American Science Fiction

Eui Young Kim, Inha University (Korea)
The Language of Instruction: Theresa Cha's Dictáe and Certain Scenes of Teaching

COMMENT:

Sangjun Jeong, Seoul National University (Korea)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

156. The Occupy Movement and its Discontents at One Year: History, Neoliberal Resistance, and Criticism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Thomas Jessen Adams, Tulane University (LA)

PANELISTS:

Samir Sonti, Cornell University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

157. ASA Students' Committee: 180 in Progress: Lightning Shorts from the Next Generation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Kathleen M. Brian, George Washington University (DC)

PANELISTS:

Julia Kaziewicz, College of William and Mary (VA)

Sarah Van Horn Melton, Emory University (GA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

158. The Fantasy of Arab American Representations in a Post-9/11 World

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University (CA)

PAPERS:

Salah Hassan, Michigan State University (MI)
Terrorists Are U.S.: Anglo-American Fantasies of Arab Muslims in Post-9/11 Fiction

Moustafa Bayoumi, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
No Name in the Street: Muslim Minorities and the Multiple Meanings of Citizenship

Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Right Wing Anti-Muslim Activism and All-American Muslim

Theri A. Pickens, Bates College (ME)
Too Soon? Or Too Late?: Understanding the Controversy of Alicia Erian's Towelhead

COMMENT:

Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

159. What's Queer about Anti-Imperialism? Sexuality and the Philippines in the Cultures of United States Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Karen Tongson, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Victor Román Mendoza, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Negroes Gone Native: Black American Cultural Production and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines

Martin Joseph Ponce, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Desire, Dictatorship, Diaspora: Queer Critiques of Martial Law and U.S. Empire

Kale Bantigue Fajardo, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
By Sea and By Rail: Reading Empire(s) in Dr. Josá Rizal's Nineteenth-Century Travels

COMMENT:

Karen Tongson, University of Southern California (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

160. Imperium in Natione?: Law, Fantasy, and U.S. Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Edlie Wong, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PAPERS:

Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto (Canada)
Between the Eagle's Talon and the Lion's Paw: Extraditing a Fugitive Slave Accused of Murder

Christy H. DeSanctis, George Washington University (DC)
The Voice of the Law in Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don

Hoang Gia Phan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
"But what has it to do with the question of slavery?": Citizenship after Reconstruction

COMMENT:

Edlie Wong, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

161. ASA International Committee Talkshop III: Inter-American Studies Outside the U.S.

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State University (AZ)

PANELISTS:

Wilfried Raussert, Universitäccedil;t Bielefeld (Germany)

Maritza Stanchich, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Juan Pablo Scarfi, Cambridge University (United Kingdom)

Winfried Siemerling, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Yessi Olivia, University of Riau (Indonesia)

COMMENT:

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State University (AZ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

162. Solidarity Against the Odds: Cultural Politics of Resistance and Affiliation in the Late Cold War

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Cynthia A. Young, Boston College (MA)

PAPERS:

Joseph A. Keith, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
Talking Back to the Cold War State: Claudia Jones's Radical Forms of Alienage

Ramzi Fawaz, George Washington University (DC)
Lost in the Badlands: Radical Imagination and the Post-Identity Politics of The New Mutants

Crystal Parikh, New York University (NY)
A "United Nations World": Imagining Solidarity in the Breach

Deborah B. Gould, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Working with Your Enemy: The Strange and Miraculous Coalition between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA

COMMENT:

Cynthia A. Young, Boston College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

163. Symptoms of Empire: Race, Hospitals, and Citizenship in Southern California

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Natalia Molina, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Nic John Fajardo Ramos, University of Southern California (CA)
In Los Angeles, Home is the Hospital: Whiteness, Medicine, and Colonial Space (1858–1933)

Natalie Lira, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Mexican Morons and the Mongrelization of America: Race and Eugenic Sterilization in California, 1920s–1950s

Alicia Mariel Gutiárrez, University of Southern California (CA)
Private and Public: Medicine, Hospitals, and Race in Jim Crow Los Angeles

Daniel Simon, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Faces of Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital: Re-introducing Dr. Sol White

COMMENT:

Natalia Molina, University of California, San Diego (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

164. Hemispheric Latinidades: Latina/o American Public Cultures, Public Conflicts

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Michael Hames-García, University of Oregon (OR)

PAPERS:

Julie Minich, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Irrational Journeys: Psychiatric Disability, Depressive Affect, and Migrant Melancholia in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

John "Rio" Riofrio, College of William and Mary (VA)
"I Am Not Mexican!": Racialization and the Undoing of the Latino "We Made It!" Myth

Jennifer A Reimer, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
When We Were Latino/a / American: Colonial Histories, Contemporary Narratives, and Transnational Latino/a Studies

COMMENT:

Michael Hames-García, University of Oregon (OR)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

165. Historical Coloniality, Universal Empire, and the Indigenous "Present" in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, University of Puerto Rico, Utuado (PR)

PAPERS:

Anthony Castanha, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction: Going Beyond "Revival"

Lynne Guitar, CIEE—mdash;Artes Liberales PUCMM—mdash;Campus de Santiago, República Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
Paper Genocide of the Indigenous Peoples of the Dominican Republic

Margarita Nogueras-Vidal, Artist
The Journey of Being Alive

COMMENT:

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, University of Puerto Rico, Utuado (PR)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

166. Ministry, Missionaries, and Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Hannah Waits, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

PAPERS:

Marc Jean-Bernard, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)
The Theological, Political, and Diplomatic Resonance of Jacques Maritain's Thinking in the Ibero-American World

Edward Andrews, Providence College (RI)
Native Missionaries in the Anglo-American Atlantic: Cultural Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism

Lydia Willsky, Vanderbilt University (TN)
The Missionary at Your Door: Mormons in America and the New Purpose of Proselytization

COMMENT:

Hannah Waits, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

167. Discursive Lives of the Frontier: Race, Representation, Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Roderick Neumann, Florida International University (FL)

PAPERS:

Andrea Becksvoort, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN)
"What a perfect creature!": Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, John Carter, and Dialectic of Adventure

Cutler Edwards, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Frontiers of Struggle: Community Organizing, Youth Culture, and the Battle over Fort Apache, The Bronx

Tara Kathleen Kelly, Duke University (NC)
"A Wild Stage for Men and Boys": Reimagining the Frontier as a Place of Performance

Georgia Paige Welch, Duke University (NC)
"800 Mile Freedom Trail": Frontier Discourses and Women Workers on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

COMMENT:

Roderick Neumann, Florida International University (FL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

168. Business Meeting of the Digital Humanities Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

169. Business Meeting of the Critical Prison Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer C

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

170. Business Meeting of the ASA 2013 Program Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

171. Vieques Struggle: Political, Social, and Historical Significance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Marie Cruz-Soto, New York University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Robert Rabin, El Museo Fuerte Conde Mirasol (PR)

Bonnie Donohue, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MA)

Nilda Medina Díaz, Incubadora de Microempresas Bieke (PR)

Marie Cruz-Soto, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

172. Caucus: Visual Culture: Visualizing Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Service of Nation-Building in the U.S. and Mexico, 1880–1980

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico (NM)

PAPERS:

Matthew Johnston, Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Pre-Columbian Civilization as Cultural Patrimony in Late Nineteenth-Century U.S. and Mexican Archaeology

Breanne Robertson, Wesleyan University (CT)
From the Mayans to Disney: The Visual Culture of Hemispheric Defense during World War II

Alexis Salas, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
State-sponsored Rebels with a Cause: Los Grupos, Ancient American Iconography, and the Mexican Nation-State

Ann De Leon, University of Alberta (Canada)
Coatlicue as Skyscraper? García Cubas' Cuadro geográfico and MOMA's Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art

COMMENT:

Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma (OK)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

173. Prison Movements, Epistemology, and Social Change

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)

PAPERS:

Sonia Song-Ha Lee, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Diagnosing Difference: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and the Medicalization of Political Dissent, 1954–1980

Stuart Smithers, University of Puget Sound (WA)
Rabble to Rebel: Abolition of the Prisoner and a Kinship of Captivities

Tamara Lea Spira, University of California, Davis (CA)
Intimate Internationalisms: 1970s U.S. Third World Feminist Poetic Engagements with Attica and Chile

Lucia Trimbur, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
"Me and the Law is Not Friends": How Former Prisoners Make Sense of Reentry

COMMENT:

Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

174. Archipelagic American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

William J. Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

PAPERS:

Brian Russell Roberts, Brigham Young University (UT)
Insular Catachresis and the American Archipelago

Judith Irwin Madera, Wake Forest University (NC)
This House of Gathering: Occidental Geographies of the Caribbean

Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas (KS)
Imagining Archipelagoes: America's Insular Territories

Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Archetype, Archive, and Archipelago: Black Orpheus and an Antillean Perspective on Our America

COMMENT:

William J. Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

175. The Flow of Empire: Gender, Water, and the Affect of Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Kimberly Snyder Manganelli, Clemson University (SC)
Daughter of Empire: Françccedil;ois Jouannet's Zorada, or the Creole and the Epistolary Novel in the Age of Revolution

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
The Specter of Haiti and the Transnational, Black Female Subject

Furaha Norton, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Shame in the Works of Toni Morrison: Rethinking the Intersections of Affect Theory and African American Literature

COMMENT:

Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University (IL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

176. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: A Conversation on the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. (Un)Equal Rights

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

CHAIR:

Matthew Guterl, Brown University (RI)

PANELISTS:

Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

Josá Fustá, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Meg Wesling, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Tom Romero, II, University of Denver (CO)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

177. American Quarterly: Popular Culture and the Crisis of the Subprime: Representation, Race, and Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Sarah Banet-Weiser, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Sarita See, University of California, Davis (CA)
Illiteracy, Debt, and the Wages of Romance

Aniko Imre, University of Southern California (CA)
Race Without Empire: Post-Socialist Neoliberalism on Reality TV

Shawn Shimpach, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Staging Real Estate: HGTV and the Crisis

Jordan T. Camp, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Brand New Blues: Confronting the "Subprime" Crisis

COMMENT:

Lisa Duggan, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

178. Caucus: Environment and Culture: Environmental Dimensions of Empire: Eco-Terrorism, Militarization, Waste, Sustainability, and Climate Migrancy

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Joni Adamson, Arizona State University (AZ)

PANELISTS:

David Naguib Pellow, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Joni Adamson, Arizona State University (AZ)

Anne McClintock, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Giovanna Di Chiro, Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

179. Aesthetic Dimensions of the Puerto Rican Diaspora: Institutional Violence, Sexuality, and Public Culture

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Learning to Unlove Andy Gibb: Race, Beauty, and the Erotics of Puerto Rican Male Queer Pedagogy

Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Hampshire College (MA)
Building a Diasporican Public: Cultural Activism through Public Arts Programming

Marisol Negrón, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Fania Records, Intellectual Property Rights, and Royalties

Patricia Herrera, University of Richmond (VA)
Jamming Against Institutional Violence: The Works of Sandra Maria and Migdalia Cruz

COMMENT:

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Yale University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

180. How and When Race Changed in the Post–World War II U.S.

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University (NC)

PAPERS:

Mia Bay, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
"You Don't have to Ride Jim Crow": Postwar World War II Challenges to Transportation Segregation

Stephen Berrey, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
A National Community of Whiteness: Mississippi Segregationists and a New Language of Race

Laurie Green, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
"Discovering" Hunger in 1960s America: Did the Politics of Hunger Change Ideas about Race?

COMMENT:

Grace Elizabeth Hale, University of Virginia (VA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

181. New Global Uprisings and the Reinvention of American Studies: U.S. Occupy Movements, Eurozone Resistance, and the Second Wave of Arab Spring Uprisings

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Rebecca Sumner Burgos, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

PAPERS:

Sadia Abbas, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Radical Sociality: The Uprising in Italy and Greece

Chantal Nadeau, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
A Very Queer 99%

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Looking Backward and Forward: Uprising, Organization, and Internationalism

Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
"Going Egyptian" and the Future of Revolution

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

182. ASA Committee on Graduate Education: Digital Dimensions of Graduate Education in American Studies (co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Caucus and ASA Students' Committee)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Robert W. Snyder, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

PANELISTS:

Clarissa J. Ceglio, Brown University (RI)

Douglas Lambert, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

Sharon Leon, George Mason University (VA)

John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California (CA)

Stephen Brier, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

183. Caucus: Material Culture: Whales, Balloons, and Boxcars: Imperial Objects in the Long Nineteenth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Sarah Anne Carter, Harvard University (MA)

PAPERS:

Ben Bascom, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
The Nineteenth-Century Imperial Balloon: Race, Class, and Spectacle

Jamie L. Jones, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Pioneer Inland Whaling Association: A Whale, a Ship, and the Limits of Maritime Frontier

John F. Lennon, University of South Florida (FL)
The Parasitic Rider: The Hobo, Empire, and Boxcarpolitics

COMMENT:

Sarah Anne Carter, Harvard University (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

184. Hemispheric Imaginings of Race

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Jason M. Ruiz, University of Notre Dame (IN)

PAPERS:

Jasmine Mitchell, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Imaginings of Brazil as Racial Paradise in Popular Culture

Sarah Seidman, Brown University (RI)
Cuban Posters of African Americans as Pathways and Pastiche

Isabel Porras, University of California, Davis (CA)
Hypersexual and Excessive: Carmen Miranda and Sofia Vergara and Performing Latinidad

COMMENT:

Jason M. Ruiz, University of Notre Dame (IN)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

185. Awkward Black Comedy 2.0: A Roundtable Discussion

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Danielle Heard, University of California, Davis (CA)

Awkward Black Comedy 2.0 brings together Issa Rae, Elon James White, and Baratunde Thurston, three popular web-based comedians who explore issues of black identity in a distinctly twenty-first-century landscape, into a roundtable discussion with Bambi Haggins, Danielle Heard, and Ralina Joseph, three scholars whose recent scholarship theorizes current modes of African American humor and examines questions of representation, "post" identities, and resistance.

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

186. Native Hawaiians, Colonialism, and Resistance: A Roundtable

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)

PANELISTS:

David A. Chang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)

Brandy N'lani McDougall, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

187. Subjectivity and Sound: Rethinking Genre in Chicano/a Music

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Tyina Steptoe, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

PANELISTS:

Anthony Macias, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Marie Miranda, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)

Michelle Habell-Pallan, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

188. The Body Politic: Comparative Area Studies, Queer Theory, and Transnational American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Judith Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Evren Savci, Northwestern University (IL)
Subjects of Rights and Subjects of Cruelty: Muslim and Secular Subjecthood and "Homosexual Rights" in Turkey

Nayan Shah, University of Southern California (CA)
Medical Ethics, Political Mobilization, and Hunger Strikes

Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
The Burials of Globalization: Queer Suicide in a Transnational Frame

COMMENT:

Judith Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

189. The "Rights of Discovery," 1500–1800: Politics, Religion, and the Letter of the Law in Colonial American Encounters

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Raúl Marrero-Fente, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

PAPERS:

Ivonne Del Valle, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Josá de Acosta, Violence, and Rhetoric: The Emergence of Colonial Baroque

Ralph Robert Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Devil and the New World: Ethnography, Demonology, and the "Rights of Discovery" in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Yael Ben-zvi, Ben Gurion University (Israel)
Universalism and the Trials of Imperial Law

COMMENT:

Santa Arias, University of Kansas (KS)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

190. Caucus: Sports Studies: Examining the Dimensions of Sport within the Empire of American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

C. Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PANELISTS:

Amy Bass, College of New Rochelle (NY)

John Bloom, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)

C. Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Daniel Nathan, Skidmore College (NY)

Michael Oriard, Oregon State University (OR)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

191. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: The Question of Palestine in the Context of Contemporary and Historical Struggles against Racism and Settler Colonialism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Iyko Lisa Day, Mount Holyoke College (MA)

PANELISTS:

Robin Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Bill Mullen, Purdue University (IN)

Rana Barakat, Birzeit University (Palestine)

J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

192. Challenging the Axes of Exclusion during the Late Twentieth Century: New Narratives of Latina/o Migration

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Stephen Pitti, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford University (CA)
De terruño a terruño: Re-imagining Belonging Through the Creation of Clubs Sociales

Geraldo Lujan Cadava, Northwestern University (IL)
Central American Migrants, Transnational Religious Networks, and their Challenge to U.S. and Mexican Nation States

Julio Cesar Capó, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
"We Feel That the Gay Community Can Take Care of Its Own": Miami's Politically Charged Gay Rights Movement, 1980–1995

COMMENT:

María Cristina García, Cornell University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

193. Business Meeting of the Encyclopedia of American Studies Editorial Board

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

194. Women Writing the Caribbean Diaspora

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Dorri Beam, Independent Scholar

PAPERS:

Ricia Chansky, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (PR)
Convenient Colonialism: The Shifting Subject Position in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiographical Narratives

April Davidauskis, University of Southern California (CA)
From Coquette to Creole: Women in Haiti in the Novels of Leonora Sansay

Martha Jane Nadell, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Writing the Local/Writing the Transnational: Toward a Literary History of Caribbean New York

COMMENT:

Dorri Beam, Independent Scholar

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

195. The World Is Not Enough? Trans-colonialism and Resistance from Dollar Stores to Distant Shores

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Steven Salaita, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)

PAPERS:

R. Benedito Ferrao, Birbeck College, University of London (United Kingdom)
The Many Africas of Goa: Liberation and Literature in the Making of Subjectivity

Laurel Mei Turbin, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Of Sacred Sites and Profane Colonizations: The Shifting Geographies of Hawai'i's Militarization

Sriya Shrestha, University of Southern California (CA)
Selling the American Way: Dollar Store Franchising across the United States and India

Deborah Al-Najjar, University of Southern California (CA)
Whores of Babylon: Sam Greenlee's Baghdad Blues and the Traffic in Women

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

196. Abolition Undercommons

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)

PANELISTS:

Shana Agid, Parsons School of Design (NY)

Sora Y. Han, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)

David Stein, University of Southern California (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

197. Critical Indigenous Theory Engages U.S. Empire: Rethinking Disciplinary Foundations and Futures

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Eve Tuck, State University of New York, College at New Paltz (NY)

PAPERS:

Chris Finley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Let's Get Naked in the Sweatlodge: Sexy Futures for Native Feminisms

Lani Teves, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
"Fuck You Aloha, I Love You": Performing The Call of Aloha

Maile Arvin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Parsing the Hawaiian Medley: "Hybrid Girls" in Hawai'i's Racial Laboratory

Angela Morrill, Oregon State University (OR)
I See You Modoc Nation: Futurity and Other Modes of Resistance

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

198. Setting Out for the Empire at Home: Domestic Negotiations of Imperial Images "on Tour"

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Barry Shank, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PAPERS:

Andrew Offenburger, Yale University (CT)
American Empire and Domesticity in the U.S.-Mexican Revolutionary Borderlands

Susanne Leikam, University of Regensburg (Germany)
"They were merely sight-seeing": Imperial Encounters with San Francisco's Post-Earthquake Chinatown "on Tour"

Julia Isabel Faisst, University of Siegen (Germany)
Touring Urban Empires: Documenting Latin American Disparity, Poverty Tourism, and Media Resistance in The City

Birgit M. Bauridl, University of Regensburg (Germany)
A Domestic Space Abroad: Touring the Trans/National Realm of a U.S. Military Community in Germany

COMMENT:

Barry Shank, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

199. A Century of Resistance to U.S. Empire: Puerto Rican Independence, Incarceration, and Intergenerational Continuity

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

CHAIR:

Avery Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

PAPERS:

Rafael Cancel Miranda, Activist
Puerto Rican Resistance against United States Imperialism

Josá Lopez, Independent Scholar
Baptism by Fire: Resistance and Community in Puerto Rican Chicago

Johanna Fernández, City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
The Young Lords and the Postwar City

COMMENT:

Avery Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

200. Color-Blind Blackness: Invisible Racial Economies of the American Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Hortense Spillers, Vanderbilt University (TN)

PAPERS:

Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky (KY)
I Want to Be in America?: Urban Integration, Pan American Friendship, and West Side Story

Stephanie Li, University of Rochester (NY)
Race and the "Universal Problem" of Freedom in Richard Wright's The Outsider and Savage Holiday

Eden Koren Osucha, Bates College (ME)
Race, Intimacy, Nation: Griswold v. Connecticut's and The Moynihan Report's Family Ties

COMMENT:

Hortense Spillers, Vanderbilt University (TN)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

201. Claiming Arizona: Historical, Rhetorical, and Spatial Battles

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Marta Esther Sánchez, Arizona State University (AZ)

PAPERS:

Anita Huizar-Hernández, University of California, San Diego (CA)
From Frontier to Frontera: The Historical Roots of Arizona's SB1070 and HB2281

Marisol Silva, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Spatializing Arizona: Culture, Race, and Space

Elias Serna, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Criminal Epistemologies: The Rhetorical Economy of Schools and Prisons in Arizona

COMMENT:

Marta Esther Sánchez, Arizona State University (AZ)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

202. Triangulating Latinidad across the Americas: Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Lázaro Lima, University of Richmond (VA)

PAPERS:

David Luis-Brown, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
The Racial Conundrum of Latin American Cosmopolitanism: Plácido and La Escalera in a Neglected Cuban Antislavery Novel by Orihuela

Yolanda Padilla, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Amárico Paredes's The Shadow and the "Other" Novel of the Mexican Revolution

John Morán González, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Transnational Dimensions of Communal Justice in Háctor Tobar's The Tattooed Soldier

COMMENT:

Lázaro Lima, University of Richmond (VA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

203. Freedom University Georgia: Higher Education and the Fight for Equal Rights in the Empire's South

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Laura G. Gutiérrez, University of Arizona (AZ)

PANELISTS:

Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia (GA)

Pamela Voekel, Tepoztlán Institute of the Americas (OR)

Betina Kaplan, University of Georgia (GA)

Lorgia H. García-Peña, University of Georgia (GA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

204. Artist Talk with Nao Bustamante, Artist-in-Residence

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

ASA Artist-in-Residence Nao Bustamante will present and discuss her current multimedia project, "Personal Protection," and engage in conversation with three scholars of her work: Josá Muñoz, Barbara Browning, and Ricardo Montez. "Personal Protection" activates the tactile and tactical histories of women in war, specifically of women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. In this module titled "Tierra y Libertad" Bustamante fabricates period Edwardian dresses, constructed with contemporary ballistic protection materials and engages period weaponry in a series of reenactments and tests. Bustamante creates performances, films, and installations that explore themes of vulnerability and protection. After her presentation, Professors Muñoz, Browning, and Montez will engage Ms. Bustamante and the audience in discussion of her work and the dimensions of empire and resistance it addresses.

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

205. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Roundtable on When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College (OH)

PANELISTS:

Ramón Gutiérrez, University of Chicago (IL)

Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College (OH)

Ernesto Chávez, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)

María E. Montoya, New York University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

206. Race, Surveillance, and the State: Asia and Asian Americans in the Pacific Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto (Canada)

PAPERS:

Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Reckoning with Japan: Race, Radicals, and Sedition in the World War I Era

Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University (RI)
Collaborator and WWII Hero: Richard M. Sakakida and Nisei Narratives of Fidelity

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Settler Colonialism and Anti-Imperialism: Patsy Mink, Hawaiian Statehood, and the Viet Nam War

COMMENT:

Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

207. Queer Performance in Black and Brown

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University (IL);

E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)
Black/tino: Ethnoracial Intimacies in Queer Performance

Marlon Bailey, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Love and Money: Performing Black Queer Diasporic Desire in Cuban Hustle

Omi/Joni Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX);

Sharon Bridgforth, DePaul University (IL)
Conjuring Jazz

Charles Nero, Bates College (ME)
What's Nat Turner Doing Up In Here With All These Queers?: Paul Outlaw's Berserker; A Black Gay Meditation Upon Interracial Desire and Disappearing Blackness

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

208. Caucus: Sound Studies: Resisting Silences: Re-sounding Race, Gender, and Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas (KS)

PAPERS:

Marci McMahon, University of Texas, Pan American (TX)
Tanya Saracho's El Nogalar: Staging Soundscapes of Silence and Imperialism

Genevieve Yue, University of Southern California (CA)
Technics of Female Silence

Jennifer Lynn Stoever-Ackerman, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
"Just Be Quiet Pu-leeze": New York's Black Press Fights the Postwar "Campaign Against Noise"

COMMENT:

Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas (KS)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

209. Roundtable: Beyond Resistance—mdash;Rethinking the Politics of the Aesthetics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIRS:

Johannes Voelz, Goethe-Universitäccedil;t Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Laura Bieger, Freie Universitäccedil;t Berlin (Germany)

PANELISTS:

Laura Bieger, Freie Universitäccedil;t Berlin (Germany)

Johannes Voelz, Goethe-Universitäccedil;t Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Namwali C. Serpell, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Nancy Glazener, University of Pittsburgh (PA)

John Funchion, University of Miami (FL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

210. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Sugar and the Narration of Commodities

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Gail Hollander, Florida International University (FL)

PAPERS:

Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Sugar, Capital, Combustion: The Plots of Richard Ligon's The True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados

Julie Kim, Fordham University (NY)
A Counter-History of Sugar: Cacao and Chocolate in Seventeenth-Century Jamaica

Daniel Rood, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Useful Knowledge: Railroads, Popular Science, and Sugar Transport in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cuba

COMMENT:

Gail Hollander, Florida International University (FL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

211. Speculative Visions of Alternate Worlds and Near Futures Beyond Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Janani Subramanian, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Sensational Speculation, Transnational Movements, and Visual Culture

Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Visual Technologies and Farm Worker Futurism, 1934–1974

Chera Kee, Wayne State University (MI)
Racialized and Raceless: Visions of Race After Death in Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Worlds

J. Christopher Cunningham, New Jersey City University (NJ)
Compromising Speculations: Philip K. Dick and Neoliberalism

Emma Párez, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
I, Ben Espinoza, A Speculative Novel

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

212. Violent Pre-Occupations: The Power of Crowds, Mobs, and Riots in American History

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Robert Reid-Pharr, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

PAPERS:

Glenn Hendler, Fordham University (NY)
How To Put a Riot Into Print

Justin Rogers-Cooper, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
Blood or Bread: Women, Crowds, and Food Riots in the 1877 "Railroad" Strikes

Rebecca Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Mob vs. Mob?: Challenging the Boundaries of Liberalism in Anti-Fascist and Anti-Lynching Activism, 1930s–1970s

COMMENT:

Robert Reid-Pharr, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

213. I'm a MuthaFking Monster: Alter Egos, New Media, and Black/Queer Performativity

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Gabriel Peoples, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PAPERS:

Treva Lindsey, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
I Am… Sasha Fierce: Resistive Alterity and African American Respectability Politics

Uri McMillan, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Gone Campin': The Campy Paradox of Nicki Minaj

Kismet Nunez / Jessica Marie Johnson, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
On Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies, Part 2 (An #AntiJemimas Imperative)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

214. The Politics and Poetics of Urban Space

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Mark Krasovic, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

PAPERS:

Thomas Chen, Brown University (RI)
Contesting Race and Space in Boston's Chinatown, 1950–1965

Johana Londoño, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Examining the Metropoles of Barrio Geography and Research in the United States

Beatrice Pita, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Relocations: Embedding Urban Histories: A Tale of Two Islands: Manhattan / Puerto Rico; Quiñónez /Santos Febres

COMMENT:

Mark Krasovic, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Black and Cuba, an African American Studies Documentary: Work-in-Progress Screening and Talkback with Director/Cast

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

215. Business Meeting of the Visual Culture Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

216. Business Meeting of the Sports Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer C

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

217. Dramatic Reading and Discussion: Poet/Novelist Giannina Braschi on Empire and Immigration

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

MODERATOR:

Carmen Haydáe Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Born in San Juan and based in New York, Giannina Braschi is a cutting-edge poet, essayist, and novelist. She holds a PhD in the Spanish Golden Age and has taught at Rutgers, Colgate, and City University. Author of the euphoric poetry collection Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing! and the philosophical new work of fiction United States of Banana, Braschi has received grants and awards from National Endowment for the Arts, NY Foundation for the Arts, El Diario la prensa, PEN American Center, Ford Foundation, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, and others. She writes in three languages—mdash;Spanish, Spanglish, and English—mdash;to express the experience of millions of Latino and Caribbean immigrants in the U.S., and to explore the three political options of Puerto Rico—mdash;nation, colony, or state. This session includes dramatic readings and discussion of her highly influential recent works. Tess O'Dwyer will serve as translator.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

218. Business Meeting of the Material Culture Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

219. Reception of the University of Southern California

Puerto Rico Convention Center Terrace

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

220. Business Meeting of the ASA Students' Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

221. Reception of Yale University

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer D

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

222. Reception of the Material Culture Caucus and the Visual Culture Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer B

Sponsored by Boston University's American and New England Studies Program, University of Delaware's Center for Material Culture Studies, the MA Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design (a program run jointly by Parsons The New School for Design and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum), and the University of Pennsylvania's Department of the History of Art.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

223. University of Minnesota Reception

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer C

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

224. Awards Ceremony

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom A

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

225. Presidential Address: Where We Stand: U.S. Empire at Street Level and in the Archive

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom A

PANELIST:

Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University (CT)

9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

226. President's Reception

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom A