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Saturday, November 17, 2012

8:00 am – 9:45 am

227. Latino Film: Resisting Empire in the Borderlands

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Miguel Gandert, University of New Mexico (NM)

PAPERS:

Paul Espinosa, Arizona State University (AZ)
"Rising Souls, Singing Scorpions": The Story of Ramón "Chunky" Sanchez

A. Gabriel Melendez, University of New Mexico (NM)
Cybra-Braceros, Coyotexs, and La Raza on the Moon: Prophetic Allegories of Manifest Destiny in Rivera's Sleep Dealer and Sánchez-Pita's Lunar Braceros

Desiree J. García, Arizona State University (AZ)
"The Problem of the Latino Box Office": Marketing Hollywood's Latino Films from Zoot Suit (1981) to A Better Life (2011)

COMMENT:

Miguel Gandert, University of New Mexico (NM)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

228. ASA Students' Committee and Regional Chapters Committee—mdash;What's Next?: A Discussion with Student ASA Regional Award Winners

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Julia Kaziewicz, College of William and Mary (VA)

PAPERS:

Courtney M. Ball, Fordham University (NY)
"Bullets Don't Have Names": The Effects of Social Capital on Adolescent African American Girls' Integration into Public Space (California ASA)

Kathleen M. Brian, George Washington University (DC)
"“The Suicide Contests”: Corporate Victimhood in the Life Insurance Industry, 1862-1883 (Chesapeake ASA)

Emma Newcombe, Boston University (MA)
Camping, Climbing, and Consumption: The Bean Boot, 1912–1945 (Eastern ASA)

COMMENTS:

John Gamber, Columbia University (NY)

Philip Deloria, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

229. Turtle Leads the Way: A Poetics of Contact Literatures in the Early Americas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Minrose Gwin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

PAPERS:

Ruth Salvaggio, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Talking Turtle and Calling Women of Early New Orleans

Keith Cartwright, University of North Florida (FL)
Terrapin Stations: Turtle's Contact Zone Fabulosity and Circum-Atlantic Truth

Raquel Gonzalez Rivas, Independent Scholar;

Sonia Melissa Steinhardt, Independent Scholar
From Arawak Areyto to Tite Curet: Inventing Boricuas through Song and Rhythm

COMMENT:

Minrose Gwin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

230. Anthologizing African American Literature in the Twenty-first Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Glenda Carpio, Harvard University (MA)

PANELISTS:

Werner Sollors, Harvard University (MA)

Jeffrey Ferguson, Amherst College (MA)

Glenda Carpio, Harvard University (MA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

231. Women's Breakfast

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

SPEAKER:

Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)The Gendered Dimensions of Empire and Resistance

Tickets required.

8:00 am – 9:45 am

232. Subversive Bodies and Corporate Persons

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Amy Farrell, Dickinson College (PA)

PAPERS:

Peter Jaros, Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
Crises of Personhood: Sheppard Lee and the 1837–1838 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention

Jennifer Barager Sibara, University of Southern California (CA)
Disabled Bodies as Dissenting Bodies in Ann Petry's The Street

Jeanne Vaccaro, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Judson Loves Transsexuals: Trans-Corporeography and Movement Politics

Roberta Frances Hurtado, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
Subversive Enfleshment: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Re-Membering Puerto Rican Women's Flesh Beyond Colonial Matrices

COMMENT:

Amy Farrell, Dickinson College (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

233. Rethinking U.S. Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Jorge Giovannetti, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan (PR)

PAPERS:

Amy S. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Anxious Imperialists: Empire in 1840s America

Brian DeLay, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Domestic Dependent Notions: Indian Polities and the First Few Pages of American Empire

Julie Greene, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The New Old Empire: Corporate Capitalism, the State, and the Transnational Impact of U.S. Imperial Adventure

COMMENT:

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

234. Exposed to the Elements: The Politics of the Natural Body

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University (WA)

PAPERS:

Phoebe S. K. Young, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
"To Lie Out-of-Doors": The Promises and Perils of Camping in the Nineteenth Century

Sarah Schrank, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
Nude Beaches, Naked Bodies, and the Politics of the Natural Landscape

Marguerite S. Shaffer, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Natural Protest: The Politics of Public Nudity

COMMENT:

Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University (WA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

235. The Cold War at the Margins

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Richard E. Purcell, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

PAPERS:

Catherine Gunther Kodat, University of the Arts (PA)
Red Detachments: Nixon in China

John T. Matthews, Boston University (MA)
Southern History in the Margins of the Cold War: Plantation as Apocalypse in Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Harilaos Stecopoulos, University of Iowa (IA)
"An Old African Hand": Langston Hughes, the Cold War, and the Globalization of African American Culture

Hosam M. Aboul-Ela, University of Houston (TX)
The Mind at War: Vietnamese Plurality in the American Hegemonic Imagination

COMMENT:

Richard E. Purcell, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

236. Market Controls, Labor Passes, and Musical Boundaries: Tracing Racial Choreographies of American Culture, 1860–1920

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Micki McElya, University of Connecticut (CT)

PAPERS:

Katharine A. Burnett, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
The Economics of Slave Labor in Martin Delany's Blake

Sarah Perkins, Stanford University (CA)
"Bound to trabble": The Circulation of "Dixie," 1880–1910

Andrew Urban, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Inclusion and Subordination: Black Servants and Permitted Forms of Integration in the "Jim Crow" South

COMMENT:

John Ernest, West Virginia University (WV)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

237. Empires of Funk: U.S. Colonialism, Filipina/o Resistance, and Hip Hop

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Victor Hugo Viesca, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)

PAPERS:

Mark Villegas, University of California, Irvine (CA)
From Indios to Morenos: Exploring the Poetics and Memory of Postcolonial Racial Positioning

Lorenzo Perillo, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Maganda at Malakas: Gendered Choreographies in Manila

Roderick Labrador, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Agitation Propaganda: Toward a Filipina/o Revolutionary Internationalism

COMMENT:

Brian Chung, University of Notre Dame (IN)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

238. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Sport

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Theresa Runstedtler, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

PAPERS:

Lara Putnam, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
The Panama Cannonball, Joe Louis, and the Queen: Loyalties and Fandom in the Caribbean, 1920–1940

Daniel Gilbert, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Contested Terrain: The Politics of National Commemoration in Managua's Estadio Nacional

Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Making a Spectacle of Angelino Fútbol, or Not

COMMENT:

Theresa Runstedtler, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

239. Alien Belongings: Exploring Transnational Citizenship in the Age of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Adria Imada, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Cynthia Tolentino, University of Oregon (OR)
Compelling Categories: Decolonization and Difference in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Anna Pegler Gordon, Michigan State University (MI)
Citizen Aliens: Chinese Migrants and the Challenge to U.S. Territorial Citizenship

Susette Min, University of California, Davis (CA)
Exploring Models of Citizenship Through the Poetics and Politics of Simon Leung's Squatting Project

Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University (CA)
The Politics of Mobility, Gendered Labor, and Race in Gauri Gill's The Americans

COMMENT:

Adria Imada, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

240. ASA Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers: Poster Session: "Best Course Ever!" Dynamic and Engaged Undergraduate American Studies Courses

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Patricia Schroeder, Ursinus College (PA)

PAPERS:

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Salem State College (MA)
"Community" in the U.S.: Production, Definition, Experience, Culture (and Service-Learning)

Wendy McMahon, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)
Reading Cultures II: American Icons: Ideas and Ideologies

Patricia Schroeder, Ursinus College (PA)
The Life and Times of Robert Johnson

Anita Chikkatur, Carleton College (MN)
Schooling and Opportunity

Paul Croce, Stetson University (FL)
American Cultural Traditions

Walter David Greason, Ursinus College (PA)
Issues in African-American and Africana Studies

Sarah Hentges, University of Maine, Augusta (ME)
Culture, Consciousness, and Community

Lynnell Thomas, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Black New Orleans

Jamie Wagman, Saint Louis University (MO)
American Culture Studies: American Women and the Body in the Twentieth Century

Michelle Yates, University of California, Davis (CA)
Objects and Everyday Life: Garbage, Junk, and Refuse

COMMENT:

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Salem State College (MA)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

241. Anti-Imperialist Film Festival November 17

Puerto Rico Convention Center 206

8:00 am – 9:45 am

242. Aesthetics in the Belly of the Beast: Reading American Carceral Art

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

To be named

PAPERS:

Alessandro Porco, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
The "And" After Every Sentence: Hip-Hop, Incarceration, and Creativity

Imani Kai Johnson, New York University (NY)
B-Boying Behind Bars: A Profile of Batch from The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew

Marcella Runell Hall, New York University (NY)
Assessment Data on "Lyrics from Lockdown"

COMMENT:

Doran Larson, Hamilton College (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

243. Race, Religion, and Representations of a Savior in America: A Panel Discussion of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (Sept. 2012)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Stephen Prothero, Boston University (MA)

PANELISTS:

Sonnet Retman, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Wallace D. Best, Princeton University (NJ)

Richard A. Bailey, Canisius College (NY)

COMMENT:

Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

244. Pedagogies of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Michael Cowan, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

PAPERS:

Isabel Millan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Critical Que(e)ries in Bilingual Children's Television

Maha Fathy El Said, University of Cairo (Egypt);

Mounira Soliman, Cairo University (Egypt)
New Wine in Old Bottles: American Literature Before and After the Egyptian Revolution

Lily Laux, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Teaching Texas: Education as a Practice of Empire

COMMENT:

Michael Cowan, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

245. Now is the Time: New Narratives of Civil Rights History

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Minkah Makalani, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

PAPERS:

Quincy T. Mills, Vassar College (NY)
Bigger than a Haircut: Barber Shops and Desegregation

Rebecca A. Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Come Back to the Kitchen, Minny: History, Affective Imperialism, and The Help

Heidi Ardizzone, Saint Louis University (MO)
A Coincidental Absence: Narratives of Desegregation and Civil Rights at Catholic Universities

COMMENT:

Priscilla Dowden-White, University of Missouri, St. Louis (MO)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

246. Critical Landscape Interpretation in the North American West

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

PAPERS:

Nicholas Bauch, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
Practicing Geography Through Art Performance: Urban Interventions and the Renaissance of the Vernacular

Nicholas Brown, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Vanishing Indians/Vanishing Glaciers: Denaturalizing Dispossession in the Alberta/Montana Borderlands

Alexandra Koelle, Stanford University (CA)
Archeology and the Landscape of Chinese History in the Northern Rockies

COMMENT:

Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

247. Mexico in Time and Space

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Alvina E. Quintana, University of Delaware (DE)

PAPERS:

Lee Bebout, Arizona State University (AZ)
If the U.S. is Now, When is Mexico? Disrupting Temporal Cartographies of Race and Empire

Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, University of Leipzig (Germany)
Looking South: Latin America in Post-Revolutionary U.S. Collective Identity Discourses

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Time and Place of Neoliberalism: The Speculative Turn in Latino Studies

Megan Turner, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Think Globally, Resist Locally: Reproducing Hemispheric Histories of Anti-imperial Insurrection in Mexican Anarchist Print Culture

COMMENT:

Alvina E. Quintana, University of Delaware (DE)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

248. Business Meeting of International Presidents, Editors, and Representatives

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

8:00 am – 9:45 am

249. Business Meeting of the Food Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

8:30 am – 9:30 am

250. Welcome Breakfast for K–16 Collaboration Teachers

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

This year's annual meeting welcome breakfast will be an opportunity for panelists, partnering organizations, college/university and K–12 teachers to discuss the ways in which they enact social justice pedagogy in their local struggles as youth organizers, food educators, and teachers. Through sharing local contexts, we will explore possibilities for K–16 collaboration.

9:30 am – 5:30 pm

251. Book Exhibit (Saturday)

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom B (Exhibit)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

252. Incantations and Imbrications: Mediascapes of Immigrant Rights

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State University (GA)

PAPERS:

Leah Perry, State University of New York, Empire State College (NY)
Pushing Immigrant Rights Over the Neoliberal "Borderline"?: Coalitions of Immigrants of Color and White Ethnic Women in Popular Media

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State University (AZ)
Mediascapes of Eastern European Migration and U.S. Immigrant Rights Activism

Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Dearly Deported: Sentimental Politics and Immigrant Rights

Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Undocumented and Unafraid: Incantations for a DREAM

COMMENT:

Nina Morgan, Kennesaw State University (GA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

253. ASA Women's Committee: Televisual Empires: Interrogating the Black Female Body in Television

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa (IA)

PAPERS:

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, University of Iowa (IA)
Japanese Dreams for African Girls: The Trope of Travelogue in Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Kristen Warner, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
That Black Girl is Different After All: Blindcasting and Postrace Constructions in CW's The Vampire Diaries

Beretta Eileen Smith-Shomade, Tulane University (LA)
Christian TV 101: Mediating Black Womenfolk

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Constructing a Post Televisual Era: Black Women, YouTube, and Internet "Television"

COMMENT:

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa (IA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

254. ASA Students' Committee: Beyond the Classroom: Collaborative and Full-Time Work in American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIRS:

Rachel Marie Wasko, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University (RI)

PANELISTS:

Sharon Sekhon, Independent Scholar

Angela Mazaris, Wake Forest University (NC)

Kathleen Franz, American University (DC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

255. The Transgressive Possibilities of Transracial and Transnational Identification in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Chris Suh, Stanford University (CA)

PAPERS:

Jennifer Ann Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Which Bodies Matter Most?: Asian American Transgressive Texts

Jeffrey Tucker, University of Rochester (NY)
Utopia and Cultural Imperialism: Re-evaluating Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga

Betsy Huang, Clark University (MA)
Whose Asia(n)? On Transgressive and Regressive Speculative Fiction

COMMENT:

Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford University (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

256. People of Color on Turtle Island: Settler Colonialism, Diaspora, and Native Sovereignty

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Zainab Amadahy, Independent Scholar

PANELISTS:

Beenash Jafri, York University (Canada)

Zahir Kolia, York University (Canada)

Tiffany Lethabo King, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

257. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: The Nineteenth-Century Prison

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NY)

PAPERS:

Lee Bernstein, State University of New York, College at New Paltz (NY)
Manifest Destiny and Manifest Abuses: Imperialism and Antebellum Prison Reform

Talitha L. LeFlouria, Florida Atlantic University (FL)
Convict Leasing and Georgia's Postbellum Empire: Race, Gender, and Mass Incarceration in the New South

Daniel S. Chard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Incarceration and Imperialism in the 1870s Southwest: Black Convict Laborers, Indian POWs, and Differentiated Rule

Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
W.E.B. Du Bois, Prisons, and His Formation of Anti-Imperialism

COMMENT:

Mary Ellen Curtin, American University (DC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

258. Asian/American Cultural Critique and Global Neoliberalism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Mark Chiang, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Asian American Literary Studies and the Neoliberal Conjuncture

Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
The Office and the University

Susan Koshy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Neoliberalism and Affective Labor in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth

Neferti Tadiar, Barnard College (NY)
Disposability and Aesthetics in Global Neoliberalism

COMMENT:

Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

259. Caucus: Environment and Culture: Situating Sustainability in an Unequal World: Tales from California, Texas, Puerto Rico, UAE, and India

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Csaba Toth, Carlow University (PA)

PAPERS:

Marisol Cortez, University of Kansas (KS)
The Knowledge of Houses: Climate Justice Movement in the Global Southwest

Anne Rademacher, New York University (NY)
Soldiering Sustainabilty in Mumbai: On the Pedagogy and Practice of Green Expertise

Julie Sze, University of California, Davis (CA)
Eco-Cities without Ecology: Constructing Ideologies, Valuing Nature

Traci Brynne Voyles, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Imperial Politics: Environmentalism, Sovereignty, and the Life and Death of the Salton Sea

Gerardo Gambirazzio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contemporary Environmental Practices in the Lajas Valley, Puerto Rico: Environmental Degradation and the Persistence of Post-colonial Science

COMMENT:

Csaba Toth, Carlow University (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

260. Difference Incorporated

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

PANELISTS:

Erica Renee Edwards, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Fatima El-Tayeb, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Roderick Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Habiba Ibrahim, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Jodi Melamed, Marquette University (WI)

COMMENT:

Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

261. Franco-American Imperial Formations: Liberty, Slavery, Race, and Citizenship

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University (CA)

PAPERS:

Doris Garraway, Northwestern University (IL)
ED: Word missing?? of Liberty, Kingdom of Civilization: Responses to French Imperialism in Henry Christophe's Haiti

Marlene Daut, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
"The Inspired Mulatto"; or Enlightenment and Color Prejudice after the Haitian Revolution

Robert Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)
San Domingue, America: French Colonial Creole Patriotism

COMMENT:

Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

262. Past, Present, and Future: Politics and Culture in Haiti and U.S./Haitian Relations

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Dixa Ramirez, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Sara Fanning, Texas Woman's University (TX)
Haiti's Founding Fathers and Their Relationship with White and Black America

Leslie Alexander, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Fear of a Black Republic: African Americans and the Struggle for Haitian Independence, 1816–1862

Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University (DC)
The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on African American Culture and History

10:00 am – 11:45 am

263. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Language Ideologies, Spanish in the U.S., and Latinidad

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Ana Celia Zentella, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Lourdes Maria Torres, DePaul University (IL)
Spanish in Chicago: Dialects in Contact

Jonathan Daniel Rosa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Racializing Language, Regimenting Latinidad: Latina/o Ethnolinguistic Emblems in Diasporic Perspective

Lillian Gorman, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
The (New) Mexican Familia: Ethnolinguistic Contact Zones in Northern New Mexico

COMMENT:

Ana Celia Zentella, University of California, San Diego (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

264. Right to the City, but a Right to Empire?: The Geopolitics of Unequal Belonging

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Juan de Lara, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Jen Gieseking, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Queering the Right to the "Lesbian City" in Chako Paul, New York, and Berlin

Kwame Holmes, University of Virginia (VA)
Rumors of a (Shrinking) Chocolate City: "The Plan" and Black Subaltern Subjectivity in Washington, D.C.

Jessica L. Lovaas, University of Southern California (CA)
Policing Transit, Criminalizing Youth: Mapping Curfew Laws and Empire-building in Neoliberal Los Angeles

Jih-Fei Cheng, University of Southern California (CA)
Infectious Play: Viral Visions of Luke Jerram's Art and its Intimacies

COMMENT:

Damon Scott, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

265. Business Meeting of the ASA Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

10:00 am – 11:45 am

266. ASA K–16 Collaboration Committee I: Food Justice

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

W. Frank Mitchell, University of Connecticut (CT)

PANELIST:

Laura Daen, Representative from the San Juan Farmers Market

10:00 am – 11:45 am

267. Local Riders, Transnational Implications: Public Transit, Race, and Geographic Imagination

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

To be named

PAPERS:

Asha Best, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
Itinerant Subjects, Flexible Citizens: Marisela Norte's Poeticization of Chicana Women's Daily Mobility

Sarah Frohardt-Lane, Birmingham-Southern College (AL)
Bumped on the Bus: Rumors and White Hostility in Wartime Detroit

Jaclyn H. Kirouac-Fram, Saint Louis University (MO)
For Whom the Bus Rolls: Race and Urban Transportation in the Neoliberal Economy

Brian McCammack, Harvard University (MA)
Rubber Feet Among Green Blades of Grass: Urban Transportation, Parks, and Interwar Chicago African Americans

COMMENT:

10:00 am – 11:45 am

268. Black Radical Imagination Resisting the Cold War: John Biggers, Harry Belafonte, Gwendolyn Brooks

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Maren Stange, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (NY)

PAPERS:

James Smethurst, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
John Biggers's Houston Murals as a Bridge from the Popular Front to the Black Arts Movement

Judith E. Smith, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Harry Belafonte, Committee for the Negro in the Arts, and Black Arts in the 1950s

Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
When Gwendolyn Brooks Wore Red: An African American Literary and Cultural Left at the End of the 1950s

COMMENTS:

Erik McDuffie, University of Delaware (DE)

Maren Stange, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

269. The Sun Never Sets I: Rethinking Geographies of U.S. Imperial Power

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Nalini Natarajan, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

PAPERS:

Immanuel Ness, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
India and Neoliberal Capitalism: National Development through Guest Work and Remittances, 1990–2010

Sujani Reddy, Amherst College (MA)
Nursing Globalization: The Rockefeller Foundation, Global Biomedicine, and the Limits of Decolonization

Seema Sohi, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Exclusion and Empire: Imperial Immigration Policy, Antiradicalism, and Indian Anticolonialism in the American Empire

Manu Vimalassery, Texas Tech University (TX)
Imperial Precedents: Ft. Marion to GTMO

COMMENT:

Nalini Natarajan, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

270. Caribbean Ambivalence: Nation, Transnationality, and Outsiderness

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

Link to papers: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zhnilxi4tgybz7n/vIvMrjy78_

Link to discussion blog: http://caribbeanambivalence.blogspot.com/

CHAIR:

Kamille Gentles-Peart, Roger Williams University (RI)

PAPERS:

Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Persona Non Grata: Anger and the Transnational Reception of Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place

Misun Dokko, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Part of the Economy but Apart from the Nation: Chinese Characters in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Kantara Souffrant, Northwestern University (IL)
Imaging "Post-Quake": Visuality and Performance in the Haitian-Dyasporic Imaginary

Natalie Leger, Tufts University (MA)
Sacrificial Violence and Community in Yanick Lahens's Aunt Rásia and the Spirits and Other Stories

COMMENT:

Kamille Gentles-Peart, Roger Williams University (RI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

271. Great Migrations, Governmentality, and Grassroots Activism: Reproducing Empire Chicago Style

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

Link to papers and discussion: http://chicagoempire.org

CHAIR:

Jose Cha Cha Jimenez, Independent Scholar

PAPERS:

Ian Maxwell Rocksborough-Smith, University of Toronto (Canada)
African American (Inter)Nationalisms: Educational Fronts and Black Public History in Chicago, 1955–1963

Antonio Reyes Lopez, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)
"Our Imperial Metropolis": Racialized Governmentality and the Birth of Disciplinarity in Chicago

Ricardo Sánchez, Northwestern University (IL)
Re-membering Workers' Day through Latina/o (Im)migrants' Tropicalizations: 125 Years of May 1st Demonstrations in Chicago

10:00 am – 11:45 am

272. Human Rights, Law, and Citizenship

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Duchess Harris, Macalester College (MN)

PAPERS:

Silvia R. Tandeciarz, College of William and Mary (VA)
A View from Purgatorio: Literature, Human Rights, and the Mapping of a Hemispheric Imaginary

Kritika Agarwal, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Citizenship and its Limits: Asian Americans and Denationalization in Twentieth-Century America

Joseph Orbock, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Dancing with La Migra: Labor, Agriculture, and Human Rights in the Great Mexican Airlift of South Texas, 1949–1951

COMMENT:

Duchess Harris, Macalester College (MN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

273. Business Meeting of the ASA International Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

10:00 am – 11:45 am

274. Business Meeting of the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

10:00 am – 11:45 am

275. Business Meeting of the Early American Matters Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer B

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

276. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Guided Tour

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Guided Tour

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

277. Decolonizing Area and Gender Studies: A Roundtable on Pasts, Presents, and Futures

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus, Harvard University (MA)

PANELISTS:

Inderpal Grewal, Yale University (CT)

Minoo Moallem, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Ella Shohat, New York University (NY)

Sima Shakhsari, Wellesley College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

278. Black Independent Cinema Before and After Pariah

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Kara Keeling, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Jennifer DeClue, University of Southern California (CA)

Yvonne Welbon, Bennett College (NC)

Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Northwestern University (IL)

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

Kara Keeling, University of Southern California (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

279. On Space, Sex, and Disability

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Diana Martha Louis, Emory University (GA)

PAPERS:

Rachel Dudley, Emory University (GA)
(Re)Remembering/(Re)Imagining the "Medical Plantation" and Rethinking the Origin Story of Modern Gynecology

Alyson Patsavas, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Mapping a Cultural(ly) (Painful) Embodiment

Carly Thomsen, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Against Visibility: Discourses of Disability and Race among Queer Women in the Rural Midwest

COMMENT:

Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut (CT)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

280. At Home in the World: Gender, Media, Performance, and Other "Domestic" Concerns

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Meenasarani Linde Murugan, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Leigh Goldstein, Northwestern University (IL)
The "Woman's Touch" Comes to Television News

Meenasarani Linde Murugan, Northwestern University (IL)
The Ugly American and Cosmopolitan Chic: New Woman as Cultural Ambassador

Candice Haddad, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Mother, Queen, Humanitarian, Social Media Connoisseur: Exploring the Politics of Jordanian Queen Rania's Social Media Usage in the Name of Social Change and Maternal Feminism

COMMENT:

Catherine L. Benamou, University of California, Irvine (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

281. Teaching Early America in the Atlantic World

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Sari Altschuler, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

PAPERS:

Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary (VA)
Teaching Early American Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Content and Pedagogy

Jenny Heil, Emory University (GA)
Surveying the Survey

Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware (DE);

Monica Domínguez Torres, University of Delaware (DE)
Entangled Atlantics: Co-Teaching the Art of the Early Modern Americas

COMMENT:

Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

282. Prison Abolition and Teaching Inside Carceral Institutions

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Naomi Murakawa, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

PANELISTS:

Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Rob Scott, Danville Area Community College (IL)

Simone Weil Davis, University of Toronto (Canada)

Gwendelyn Ballew, Artist

COMMENT:

Naomi Murakawa, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

283. African Americans in 1960s Europe: (Post) Colonialism, State Violence, and Cultural Production

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Sandra Gunning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Laila Amine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Algerian Paris: Imperialism and Interracial Romance in James Baldwin's "This Morning, This Everning, So Soon"

Tanisha C. Ford, University of > Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
We Were People of Soul: The Black Panther Movement, Gender, and Soul Power in London

Vivian N. Halloran, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Chester Himes, Frank Yerby, and the Official Censorship of Boom Writers in Franco's Spain

COMMENT:

Sandra Gunning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

284. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Medicine and Markets

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College (MA)

PAPERS:

Thuy Linh Tu, New York University (NY)
The Science of Beauty: Cosmetics Corporations and the Biologizing of Ethnic Skin

Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University (IL)
Black Politics and Subjectivity in the Therapeutic Regime of Race-based Genetic Difference

Samuel Roberts, Columbia University (NY)
Urban Drug Policy, Radical Critique, and the Political and Philosophical Challenges of Drug Abstinence and Methadone

Martin Summers, Boston College (MA)
Therapeutic Culture and the Racial Topography of a Nineteenth-Century Insane Asylum

COMMENT:

Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

285. Traceable Logics: U.S. Empire and Interventions in Central America

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Lindsay Van Tine, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Jorge E. Cuállar, University of Southern California (CA)
Projecting Empire: Politics, Power, and Early Film Culture in El Salvador

Maria Vargas, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Celebrating Sexuality: The National Defense Authorization Act (2010) and Military Violence in Guatemala

Steven Osuna, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Securing Manifest Destiny: Transnational Policing of Migrants and Youth in Los Angeles and San Salvador

Alex Villalpando, University of California, Riverside (CA)
The Death of Manuel Jamines Xum: Indigenous Displacement, Manifest Destiny, and the Translocality of Violence

COMMENT:

Lindsay Van Tine, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

286. Tourism as Resistance: How to Make "A People's Guide" for Your Community

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Laura Pulido, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Wendy Cheng, Arizona State University (AZ)

Laura Pulido, University of Southern California (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

287. West Side Story: A Roundtable Discussion

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Julia Foulkes, New School University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Julia Foulkes, New School University (NY)

Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Deborah Paredez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Elizabeth Wells, Mt. Allison University (Canada)

Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

288. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Slavery's Past Lives and Afterlives

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Stephanie Smallwood, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

PANELISTS:

Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University (NY)

Lisa Lowe, Tufts University (MA)

Jennifer Morgan, New York University (NY)

Alys Weinbaum, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Stephanie Smallwood, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

289. Waste and Ruin

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Chad Heap, George Washington University (DC)

PAPERS:

Pete L'Official, Harvard University (MA)
A Bad Time for the Empire: Gordon Matta-Clark in the Ruins of New York

Kathryn J. Oberdeck, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Beauty and Drains!: Race, Hygiene, and the Cultural Politics of Dwelling in South Africa and the U.S.

Joseph Stanhope Cialdella, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Ecologies of Perpetual Ruin and Repair: Wasteland, Parks, and Moral Environmentalism in Detroit, Michigan

Jana Braziel, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Living Landfills: Creative Production, Upcycling, and Complex Communities at Molera, Haiti

COMMENT:

Chad Heap, George Washington University (DC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

290. Caucus: Childhood and Youth Studies: Space, Place, and Privilege: New Geographies of Childhood

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Adam B. Golub, California State University, Fullerton (CA)

PAPERS:

Allison Curseen, Duke University (NC)
Hopping the Train: The Orphaned and the Moving in Certeau's "Traveling Incarceration"

Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado (CO)
"Mother India's Rival": Child Marriage, "Civilization," and the Economic Geography of Childhood

Rebecca Onion, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Childhood, Animality, and New Geographies of Extinction in the 1970s

COMMENT:

Adam B. Golub, California State University, Fullerton (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

291. ASA K–16 Collaboration Committee II: Decolonization, Self-determination, Autonomy, and Sovereignty in Education

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIRS:

K. Wayne Yang, University of California, San Diego (CA)

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

Amrah Salomon-Johnson, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PANELISTS:

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

Monique A. Guishard, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra, Oaxaca (Mexico)

James Seale Collazo, Escuela Secundaria de la UPR (PR)

Josá Ramón Cuadra Flecha, La Federación de Universitarios Pro Independecia, FUPI (PR)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

292. Exploring Popular Narratives of Resistance: Everyday Politics from Jim Crow to the Domestic Workers Movement

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Heike Juliane Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland, University College (MD)

PAPERS:

Rashida K. Braggs, Williams College (MA)
From Limited to Alternate Citizenship: How Image and Song Perform Historical Resistance in Bayou

Ann Holder, Pratt Institute (NY)
Gray Flannel Suits to Platform Heels: The Politics of Everyday Fashion in Reshaping Mid-Century Masculinity

Kathleen M. Coll, Stanford University (CA)
"Meet Today's Help": Domestic Worker Activists, Storytelling, and Citizenship in the U.S.

COMMENT:

Heike Juliane Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland, University College (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

293. Caucus: Visual Culture: Pictures in Motion: American Photography and Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Tanya Sheehan, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Marcy Dinius, DePaul University (IL)
"Science and art are taking hold in long benighted Africa": Daguerreotypy and African Colonization

Jessica May, Amon Carter Museum of American Art (TX)
O'Sullivan and Moran in Panama

Laura Katzman, James Madison University (VA)
Photography and the Colonial Gaze: Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag

Andrea Gustavson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Snapshots and Scrapbooks: Private Photographs, Public Feelings, and American Empire during the Cold War

COMMENT:

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

294. The Sun Never Sets II: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora and the Family

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College (MA)

PAPERS:

Miabi Chatterji, New York University (NY)
Fictionalized Intimacy: Immigrant Restaurant Managers and the Rhetoric of the Family Business

Gayatri Gopinath, New York University (NY)
Intimate Landscapes: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions

Vivek Bald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
The Limits of Diaspora? South Asian Sojourning Networks in U.S. Communities of Color, 1890–1940

COMMENT:

Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

295. Borders and the Transnational Body: Negotiating Subjectivities and National Identities Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Kelly Lytle Hernández, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

PAPERS:

Celeste R. Menchaca, University of Southern California (CA)
Performing and Policing Race, Gender, and Sexuality along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1908–1917

Laura D. Gutiárrez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
"Los Hijos de Máxico": Emergent Solidarities and Citizenships in the Era of the Bracero Program

Rená Esparza, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Queering the Homeland: Return Narratives of the Gay Mexican-American Diaspora

Salvador E. Zarate, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Migrants and Martyrs: Death-bound Futures and the Narcomigrant's Sequestered Body

COMMENT:

Kelly Lytle Hernández, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

296. Talking Back to Empire: Phillis Wheatley and the Art of Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Dwight McBride, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Rickey Fayne, Northwestern University (IL)
"How is Mneme Dreaded by the Race": Re-Memory as Resistance Phillis Wheatley's Works

Betsy J. Erkkila, Northwestern University (IL)
Phillis Wheatley and the Revolutionary Transatlantic

Vincent Carretta, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Hedging One's Bets in the Age of Revolution: The Case of Phillis Wheatley

COMMENT:

Dwight McBride, Northwestern University (IL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

297. Environmental Phenomena and the Urban Caribbean: The Social Impact of Development and Disaster

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

William Gleason, Princeton University (NJ)

PAPERS:

Myrna H. P. Hall, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY);

Lori M. Cornell, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)
The Sociology of Urban Hydrology in the Caribbean: The Impact of Urbanization and Climate Change

Malcom Ferdinand, Universitá Paris Diderot (France)
Ecological Conflicts, Urbanization, and Colonialism in Contemporary Martinique (1980–2011)

Liber Galbán Rodríguez, University of Eastern Cuba (Cuba)
Social Problems and Geologic Risk Management in Cuba

COMMENT:

William Gleason, Princeton University (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

298. Business Meeting of the Caucus on Community and Academic Activism

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

299. Business Meeting of the ASA-JAAS Project Advisory Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

xxx. Business Meeting of the War and Peace Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

300. Haiti and Cross-Cultural Modernism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Regine Jean-Charles, Boston College (MA)

PAPERS:

Sarah Ehlers, University of South Dakota (SD)
Haiti to the Universe: Jacques Roumain, Langston Hughes, and the Radical Politics of Form

Gwen Susan Bergner, West Virginia University (WV)
Modernism, Marines, and the Magic Island: Literary Culture and the U.S. Occupation of Haiti

Patrick Brenus Oray, University of Iowa (IA)
No Bootblack Haitians: Black Cosmopolitan Consciousness During the U.S. Occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)

Benjamin Balthaser, Indiana University–South Bend (IN)
The Other Revolution: Haiti, Anti-Colonialism, and Transnational Modernism, 1929–1948

COMMENT:

Regine Jean-Charles, Boston College (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

301. War Games, War Stories

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Carly Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

PAPERS:

Stacy Takacs, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa (OK)
Real War News, Real War Games: The Hekmati Case and the Problems of Soft Power

Peter Bacon Hales, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Return of the Repressed: Atomic Holocaust and Postapocalyptic Visions of American Empire in the Gaming World

Kathleen McClancy, Wake Forest University (NC)
Would You Kindly Play the Game: Agency and Technology in Bioshock

COMMENT:

Carly Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

302. Queerness, Affect, and Necropolitics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Ricardo Montáz, New School University (NY)

PAPERS:

Ivan Ramos, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
A Life Worth Dying (For): Queer Morbidity in Diseased Pariah News and Gary Fisher's Notebooks

Patricia Ventura, Spelman College (GA)
Fast Food Nation-Building: Necropolitics and Lateral Agency in the Iraq War

Julian Gill-Peterson, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
How to Kill Your Bully (But Not Get Away with It): A Queer Murder Story

Leon J Hilton, New York University (NY)
How to Wake Up Next to Your Own Dead Body: The Necropolitical Performances of Ron Athey and Ishmael Houston-Jones

COMMENT:

Ricardo Montáz, New School University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

303. Musical Movements

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming (WY)

PAPERS:

John Cline, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Familiar Islands: The U.S., the Bahamas, and the Permeable Boundaries of "Folk" Music

Mikiko Tachi, Chiba University (Japan)
Folk Music and the Racial Imaginary in the U.S. and Japan

Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, Stanford University (CA)
"I need another world": Queer Singer-Songwriters in Transnational Collaboration Post-9/11

COMMENT:

Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming (WY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

304. Technologies of Empire and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Wendy Chun, Brown University (RI)

PAPERS:

Anne Balsamo, University of Southern California (CA)
Public Interatives and Soft Power: Empire and the Future on Offer at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

Lisa Parks, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Things You Can Kick: Conceptualizing Media Infrastructures

Nicholas Mirzeoff, New York University (NY)
Technologies of Direct Democracy

COMMENT:

Wendy Chun, Brown University (RI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

305. Blueprints for a Nation: Construction of an Imaginary State: Multi-Media Art Presentation by Adál Maldonado and Mariposa María Teresa Fernández

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

MODERATOR:

Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Hampshire College (MA)

In this entertaining multi-media production and discussion, Adál Maldonado, visual/installation artist, and Mariposa María Teresa Fernández, poet and performance artist, offer a creatively rich and interactive presentation that weaves diverse perspectives on the Puerto Rican Diaspora, the significance of creative expression in fostering new political imaginations, the various cultures and expressions of resistance, and the subversive tropicalization of new environments. An interactive discussion between the audience, session chair, Adál, and Mariposa will follow the multi-media performance portion of this session.

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

306. Caucus: Critical Prison Studies: State of the Field: Critical Prison and Carceral State Studies, Current Scholarship and New Directions

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University (PA)

PANELISTS:

Regina Kunzel, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Donna Murch, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

Joy A. James, Williams College (MA)

Melanie Newport, Temple University (PA)

Elizabeth Kai Hinton, Columbia University (NY)

Elissa Underwood, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Cornell University (NY)

Jessica Neptune, University of Chicago (IL)

Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University (PA)

Robert T. Chase, The College of Charleston

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

307. Dimensions of Empire in the Southwest: Early Mexican American Women Writers

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Rosaura Sánchez, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Karen R. Roybal, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Empire's Hold on the Land: Testimonio as Resistance in The Squatter and the Don

Leigh C. Johnson, Marymount University (VA)
"¡Oye me!": Conflicting Narratives of the Bear Flag Revolt in the Struggle for Empire

Melina Vizcaino-Aleman, University of New Mexico (NM)
From Empire to Imperialism: The Politics of Religion in Jovita Gonzalez's Writings

Bernadine M. Hernández, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Spatial (Re)Imaginings in the Wake of Empire: The Geography of We Fed Them Cactus

COMMENT:

Rosaura Sánchez, University of California, San Diego (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

308. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Global Health

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Mona Domosh, Dartmouth College (NH)

PAPERS:

Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Where Blood and Latex Flow: Health as Diplomacy in U.S-Liberia Relations, 1926–1950

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto (Canada)
Global as Imperial? The (Resur)rection of Global Health

Matt Sparke, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Biocapital, Biopolitics, and the Bootstrap Geopolitics of Puerto Rico's Development as "Bio-Island"

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Overpopulation Revisited: The Globalization of Evangelical "Family Values," Adoption, and the Fight Over What To Do About "Their" Children

COMMENT:

Mona Domosh, Dartmouth College (NH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

309. Staging Race and Nation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PAPERS:

Juliane Braun, University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
Adaptations and "Indigenous Scent": Circum-Atlantic Theatrical Traditions in New Orleans

Elizabeth Fielder, University of Mississippi (MS)
The Free Southern Theater: Resistance through Performance

Amy E. Hughes, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
White Rebels, "Ape-Negroes," and Ignoble Savages: Race and Revolutionary Resistance in The Pioneer Patriot (1858)

COMMENT:

Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California, San Diego (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

310. Touring for Culture: U.S. Tourists and the Formation of Empire in the Early Twentieth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Stanley Corkin, University of Cincinnati (OH)

PAPERS:

Rachel Donaldson, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Seeking the "Sensual" and the "Significant": Alan Lomax in Haiti

Katherine Fusco, University of Nevada–Reno (NV)
Authentic Cartier and "Paste" Kunst: Better Travel through Brand Names, Cinematic Esperanto, and Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

David LaFevor, Berry College (GA)
"When its Cocktail Time in Cuba": A Reevaluation of American Commerce and Tourism in 1920s Cuba

Jonathan Vincent, University of Louisville (KY)
Inventing Preparedness: Touring U.S. Occupied Cuba, Domestic Social Reform, and the Culture of American Militarization

COMMENT:

Stanley Corkin, University of Cincinnati (OH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

311. Curating Empire: Museum Publics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo (Japan)

PAPERS:

Bettina M. Carbonell, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
African American Museums in the United States: Re-Examining the Course of Empire

Kate Drabinski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Building a Better Baltimore Through History: Museums as Urban Planning

Alison Fields, University of Oklahoma (OK)
Cultural Memory and the Atomic Bomb: Nuclear Museums in Hiroshima and Los Alamos

Marc B. Boucai, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Telling Everyone's Story: A Queer Tour of Dearborn's National Arab American Museum

COMMENT:

Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo (Japan)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

312. ASA Program Committee: Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Márida M. Rúa, Williams College (MA)

PAPERS:

Francisco A. Scarano, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Doctors and Peasants at the Intersection of Empires: The Early Hookworm Campaigns in Puerto Rico

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana, Vassar College (NY)
"The Half Not Told": White Supremacy and Puerto Rico's Racial Borderlands in the U.S. Empire-State

Irmary Reyes-Santos, University of Oregon (OR)
Race, Empire, and Development in the Caribbean

Gina M. Párez, Oberlin College (OH)
Ethnographies of Empire: JROTC, Citizenship, and Puerto Rican Youth in Northeast Ohio

COMMENT:

Márida M. Rúa, Williams College (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

313. Narratives of the International from Above and Below

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Sandhya Shukla, University of Virginia (VA)

PAPERS:

Rachel Afi Quinn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Facebook, BBs, and Platanos: Dominican Women's Transnational Present in Santo Domingo

Sarah M. Schulman, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

Samuel Zipp, Brown University (RI)
Popular Internationalism: The Imagined Geography of Empire in Wendell Willkie's One World

Amie Elizabeth Parry, National Central University (Taiwan)
Representing Accountability and Risk: Sexuality in Inter-Asian Migrant Labor Narrative

COMMENT:

Sandhya Shukla, University of Virginia (VA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

314. Re-thinking Red, Yellow, Black, and Chicana/o Power through Oral History

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Rhonda Williams, Case Western Reserve University (OH)

PAPERS:

Lorena Oropeza, University of California, Davis (CA)
He Said, She Said, But Who's Right?: Oral History Unlocks Anti-Colonialism in 1960s New Mexico

May Fu, University of San Diego (CA)
Oral History and the Asian American Radical Tradition

Elizabeth Castle, University of South Dakota (SD)
Talking Back: Native Women's Oral Histories in the Red Power Movement

Lauren Araiza, Denison University (OH)
Oral Histories and Multiracial Coalitions in the UFW and the Black Freedom Struggle

COMMENT:

Rhonda Williams, Case Western Reserve University (OH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

315. ASA K–16 Collaboration Committee III: A Screening and Discussion of the Film Precious Knowledge

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

Moderator:

Keith Catone, Brown University (RI)

At Tucson High School, charismatic teachers and a rigorous curriculum help Latino students complete high school and realize their dream to go to college. Precious Knowledge interweaves the transformative stories of seniors in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. Inequalities in education continue to affect people of color. The ticking time bomb story of our time is that fewer than six in 10 Latino adults in the United States have a high school diploma. These alarming dropout rates will continue to have a serious impact on our nation. Our documentary goes further, however, by illustrating forms of critical pedagogy that can empower Latino youth and other youth of color and change this state of affairs. Precious Knowledge will illustrate to a nationwide audience a Mexican American Studies program that inspires 82% of its students to enroll in college. The themes of Precious Knowledge are embedded in the journey of each student as they: self reflect, seek out precious knowledge, begin to act, and ultimately transform, while nurturing positive images of Latino identity and embracing the dignity of all cultures and histories." (http://www.dosvatos.com/InProduction/)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

316. Extraction Stories

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Hania Musiol, Northeastern University (MA)

PAPERS:

Suzanne Kathleen McCoskey, Frostburg State University (MD)
Considering the Firestone Company's Ambitious Liberian Investment Through the Eyes of the African-American Press

Heather M. Turcotte, University of Connecticut (CT)
Feminist Asylums: Petroleum Violence, Sexual Violence, and Legal Imperialism

Kara Thompson, College of William and Mary (VA)
Fracking or Betting: Reservation Economies and the Mobilizations of White Liberalism

COMMENT:

Hania Musiol, Northeastern University (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

317. Affect, Empire, and Photography

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto (Canada)

PANELISTS:

Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

318. Colloquy with Eliga Gould on Among the Powers of the Earth

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Dennis D. Moore, Florida State University (FL)

PANELISTS:

Duncan Faherty, City University of New York, Queens College (NY)

Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire (NH)

Daniel J. Hulsebosch, New York University (NY)

Jan Ellen Lewis, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

Dennis D. Moore, Florida State University (FL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

319. Islands of Resistance: Taiwanese American Studies in the Twenty-first Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Iping Liang, National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)

PANELISTS:

Philip Deloria, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Rob Wilson, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Birgit Daewes, University of Mainz (Germany)

Hsinya Huang, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan)

COMMENT:

Iping Liang, National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

320. Empire, Embodiment, and Trauma

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Maurice E. Stevens, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PAPERS:

Diana Yoon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Therapeutic Intervention and Imperial Formations in U.S. Refugee Resettlement Practices

Darius Bost, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Undoing Damage: Post-War Racial Liberal Discourse and the "Negro (Personality) Problem"

Monica J. Casper, Arizona State University (AZ)
Subject to Loss: Puerto Rican Infant Death in Historical Context

COMMENT:

Maurice E. Stevens, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

321. Disabling Biopolitics: Optimal Capacity, Optimal Debility

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Jasbir K. Puar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Heather Lukes, Occidental College (CA)
Hyper/hypo-Habilitation: Race, War, and the Biopolitical Differentials of Amputation.

Mel Chen, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Toxicity Transnationally: Human/Inhuman Mappings Between Nation, Corporation, Corpus, Corpse

Christina Crosby, Wesleyan College (GA);

Robert McRuer, George Washington University (DC)
Radiating Dependency

Robert McRuer, George Washington University (DC)
Global Defections; or Live (Crip) Sex Acts

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

322. Business Meeting of All Chairs

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

323. The Narco-Empire: Violence and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Howard Campbell, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)

PAPERS:

Antonio Ramirez, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Getting High on Mexico's Supply: U.S. Complicity in Mexico's Narco-Empire

Kathleen Anne O'Connor, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)
Narco-Trauma: Students, Mental Health, and the Drug War at the Border

Chris Muniz, University of Southern California (CA)
Narcocorridos and the Poetics of Violence and Resistance en la Frontera

Benita Heiskanen, University of Turku (Finland)
The Narco-Empire: Representations vs. the "Real World"

COMMENT:

Andrae Marak, Governors State University

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

324. Diasporic, Ethnic, and Imperial: West and South Asian Subjectivity in the Heart of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Magid Shihade, Birzeit University (Palestine)

PAPERS:

Thomas Philip Abowd, Tufts University (MA)
Arab-Black Relations, Racial Politics, and the Spatial Construction of Difference in Contemporary Detroit

Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis (CA)
South and West Asian Youth Politics After 9/11: Solidarity, Repression, and Resistance

Manijeh Nasrabadi, New York University (NY)
Before We Were "Terrorists": Iranian Student Activism in 1960s and '70s America

Shouleh Vatanabadi, New York University (NY)
Reading Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis across Borders and Translations

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

325. Chavela Vargas, La Bamba, and Morrissey: Mapping Queer Musical Diasporas and Desires

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Stacy Macias, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

PAPERS:

J. Frank Galarte, University of Arizona (AZ)
"Que soy muy canalla dice la gente": The Pleasure of Queer Love, Desire, and Dolor in Chavela Vargas' Repertoire

Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Mount Holyoke College (MA)
"Yo tambián quiero bailar la bamba": The Policing of Gender in the Chicana/o Son Jarocho Diaspora

Melissa Hidalgo, Pitzer College (CA)
Complicated Colonial Legacies: Mapping the Queer Chicano Contours of Morrissey's Los Angeles Fanscape in "Gay Vatos in Love"

COMMENT:

Stacy Macias, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

326. Marginal Digital Knowledges: A Workshop on Technology, Transformation, and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Tara McPherson, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Simone A. Browne, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Fiona Barnett, Duke University (NC)

Amanda Phillips, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Tanner Higgin, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Moya Bailey, Emory University (GA)

Alexis Lothian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

327. Caucus: Sound Studies: Sound and the State: The Politics of Acoustic Power

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Jonathan Sterne, McGill University (Canada)

PAPERS:

David Suisman, University of Delaware (DE)
Shock Wave Politics: The Battle Over Sonic Booms

Peter Tschirhart, University of Virginia (VA)
Part 150 "Noise Exposure Maps" and the Closing of the Acoustic Commons

COMMENT:

Mara Mills, New York University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

328. Caucus: Critical Prison Studies: Prisoners of Empire: Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Resisting U.S. Colonialism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Dan Berger, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

PANELISTS:

Elizam Escobar, Artist

Josá Paralitici González, American University of Puerto Rico (PR)

Jan Susler, People's Law Office (IL)

COMMENT:

Dan Berger, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

329. Between Island and Diaspora: Locating, Creating, and Performing Afro–Puerto Rican Bomba

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

MODERATOR:

Tamara Roberts, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This roundtable brings together bomba practitioners, cultural workers, and scholars from Puerto Rico and California. Rafael Maya and Pablo Luis Rivera will discuss their work as the founders of Proyecto Unión and Restauración Cultural. Sarazeta Ragazzi, Tamara Roberts, and Denise Solis will detail their work in the all-women's performance ensemble Las Bomberas de la Bahia (San Francisco Bay Area). And Jade Power Sotomayor will extend the discussion of cross-cultural connections by considering the large Chicano participation in the form in the U.S., underscoring the ways that Latinidad and more specifically, Afro-Latinidad are corporeally articulated through this embodied practice.

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

330. Legal Imperialism, Legal Orientalism, and the Human

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Gina Dent, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

PAPERS:

Teemu Ruskola, Emory University (GA)
Legal Orientalism: China as a (Not So) Legal Subject

David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Reparations and Human Rights

COMMENTS:

Gina Dent, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Leti Volpp, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Priscilla Wald, Duke University (NC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

331. Rebel: A Woman, A Myth, and The Politics of National Memory: Written and Directed by María Agui Carter

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

Film showing (approx. 70 minutes) followed by Q&A with the film's writer and director.

CHAIR:

Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

PANELISTS:

Renee M. Sentilles, Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

Maria Agui Carter, Filmmaker

Jesse Aleman, University of New Mexico (NM)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

332. Girl Talk

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Lakisha Simmons, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

PAPERS:

Janice A. Radway, Northwestern University (IL)
Remembering Girlhood and Zine-ing in the 1990s: Tracing Multiple Legacies of Dissent

Ujju Aggarwal, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Rights, Choice, Desire: Emerging Subjectivities of Raced and Classed Motherhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright, University of Kentucky (KY)
Say it Loud: Black Girlhood in the Speeches of Alexander Crummell and Anna Julia Cooper

Suzanne Ferriss, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Working Girls: Chick Lit's Economic Precariat

COMMENT:

Lakisha Simmons, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

333. Print Cultures of the Americas (sponsored by affiliate organization SHARP)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Erin Ann Smith, University of Texas Dallas (TX)

PAPERS:

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Politics of Practical Grammar: Spanish Learning in the U.S. as Resistance and Cooptation

Laura Goldblatt, University of Virginia (VA)
The Republication of Letters: Flexible Nationalism at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Loren Glass, University of Iowa (IA)
The Binder's Seam: Grove Press and the Hemispheric Translation of World Literature

COMMENT:

Erin Ann Smith, University of Texas Dallas (TX)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

334. ASA Women's Committee: Performing Repression and Resistance in Black and Latino Diasporas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Lisa Thompson, State University of New York, Albany (NY)

PAPERS:

Reina Alejandra Prado Saldívar, Glendale Community College
Whipped!: How Santa Perversa Saved The Good Mexican Girl

Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas (KS)
Talkin' Bout a Revolution-ary Theater: African Diaspora Women and The New Black Festival

Erika Gisela Abad, Independent Scholar
Theories in the Tears—mdash;Diasporic Dissidence in Re-memory Contact:

Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Kentucky (KY)
The Black President and His First Lady's Phallus: Michelle Obama's Queer Performance

COMMENT:

Lisa Thompson, State University of New York, Albany (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

335. Queer Performances of the Nation: Asian/American Performance and the Politics of Diaspora

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Gina Velasco, Keene State College (NH)

PANELISTS:

Gina Velasco, Keene State College (NH)

Yalini Dream, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Robert Diaz, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

336. Animating Empire: Youth Culture and the National Imagination

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

Shilpa Dave, Brandeis University (MA)
Comics and Global Collaborations in Spider-Man: India and Stan Lee's "Chakra the Invincible"

LeiLani Nishime, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Boy Genius: Animation, White Suburban Boyhood, and Global Technology

Kim D. Hester Williams, Sonoma State University (CA)
To Be King: Empire and the Magical Negro in The Lion King and Madagascar

COMMENT:

Nicholas Sammond, University of Toronto (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

337. Business Meeting of the Environment and Culture Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

338. Against Wardship: The Society of American Indians and the Making of U.S. Citizenship, 1911–1923

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Chadwick Allen, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PAPERS:

Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
The Rhetoric of the SAI and the Indian/Agent Aporia

Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Citizenship Debates in the SAI Publications

Kristina Ackley, Evergreen State College (WA)
"Modern Villages for Indians": Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Lolomi, and Oneida Placemaking

K. Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona (AZ)
Toward Citizenship as Political and Economic Status: Does Citizen = Consumer?

COMMENT:

Chadwick Allen, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

339. Building an Empire of Commodities: Global Trade and Early American Visual Culture

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Patricia Johnston, College of the Holy Cross (MA)

PAPERS:

David Jaffee, Bard Graduate Center (NY)
West from the Atlantic: Commerce and Cartography in the Early Republic

Nancy Davis, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
Taking to the Stage: Selling Chinese Goods in Antebellum America

Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)
The Culture of Imperialism and the History of American Art

COMMENT:

Donna Cassidy, University of Southern Maine (ME)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

340. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Psychoanalysis and the Racialized Other

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Antonio Viego, Duke University (NC)

PAPERS:

Michael Swacha, Duke University (NC)
Arizona's SB1070 and the Gap in the State's Discursive Structure of Authority

Sandra Ruiz, Pratt Institute (NY)
Fanon's Psychopolitics and the Fact of Ricanness: "What does the Rican being want?"

Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University (IL)
"Deru Kui wa Utareru": Performing Reparation/Performing Settler Colonialism in the Japanese American Concentration Camps

COMMENT:

Antonio Viego, Duke University (NC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

341. Pinkwashing from Palestine to Puerto Rico: Colonial Afterlives, Corporeal Control, and Valences of Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Dean Spade, Seattle University (WA)

PANELISTS:

Eric Stanley, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Marvette Perez, Smithsonian, Museum of American History (DC)

Angelica Chazaro, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA)

Sa'ed Atshan, Harvard University (MA)

COMMENT:

Dean Spade, Seattle University (WA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

342. Geographies of the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Michelle McDonald, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)

PAPERS:

Rachel Trocchio, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Reckoning the Hothouse: Matthew Lewis and the Caribbean Economy of Heat

Heather Kopelson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
"One Indian and a Negroe": Locating Slaves and Slavery in Early Bermuda

Karen Nicole Salt, University of Aberdeen, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Burlesquing Empire: Haiti, Faustin I, and Geographies of Black Power in the Atlantic World

COMMENT:

Michelle McDonald, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

343. Resistance to Apartheid: South Africa and the United States

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

PAPERS:

Elizabeth Goldberg, Babson College (MA)
"Accorded a Place in the Design": Torture in Post-Apartheid Cinema

Marjorie N. Feld, Babson College (MA)
"South Africa Needs Friends": Jewish Confrontations with Apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa

Zengie Mangaliso, Westfield State College (MA)
"Spaces in the Prevailing Order": The Resistance of Black South African and African American Women

COMMENT:

Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

344. Business Meeting of American Quarterly Editorial Board

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

346. Film Screening and Director's Discussion with John Sayles: Amigo (Film Distributor Anarchists Convention, Inc.)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

MODERATOR:

Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Columbia University (NY)

The 17th feature film from Academy Award–nominated writer-director John Sayles stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. Amigo is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts. Mr. Sayles will also discuss the companion novel to the film, A Moment in the Sun. Q & A with director John Sayles plus book signing.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

347. Reception of the University of Notre Dame (sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies and the Department of American Studies)

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer B

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

403. Gentrification, Displacement, and Empire: No Se Vende! A Conversation about Filming Resistance in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PANELISTS:

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California, Irvine (CA)

C. A. Griffith, Arizona State University (AZ)

H. L. T. Quan, Arizona State University (AZ)

This roundtable session (multimedia and without papers) will present excerpts from Amárica's Home, a feature length documentary about displacement and contemporary popular resistance to gentrification in San Juan, Puerto Rico, providing a context for a conversation about the function of rememory and popular resistance against displacement and empire. It will consist of a conversation about filming contemporary campaigns against displacement in Puerto Rico; a discussion about democratizing media/knowledge as popular resistance and the challenges of framing an independent Puerto Rico; and, presenting excerpts from Amárica's Home that include historical footage of the 1950s newly constructed Caribe Hilton, and interviews with activists protesting against the hotel's expansion in 2007 and 2008.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

345. Business Meeting of the ASA Women's Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

348. Reception for Nao Bustamante, Artist-in-Residence

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer A

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

349. Reception of the University of Michigan

Puerto Rico Convention Center Terrace

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

350. Reception Mid-American ASA and American Studies Journal

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer C

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

351. Reception of the American Studies Association of Korea

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer D

8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

352. Social Gathering of Center and Program Directors

Caribe Hilton Lobby Bar (and Old San Juan)