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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The papers and commentaries presented during this meeting are intended solely for the hearing of those present and should not be tape-recorded, copied, or otherwise reproduced without the consent of the authors. Recording, copying, or reproducing a paper/presentation without the consent of the author(s) may be a violation of common law copyright and may result in legal difficulties for the person recording, copying, or reproducing.

8:00 am – 11:45 am

001. The Puerto Vallarta "Postcolonial Theory, the U.S. South, and New World Studies" Conference at Ten

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

002. Business Meeting of the ASA National Council

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

10:00 am – 11:45 am

003. Imperial Epistemes: Wr iting, Feeling, Playing Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Toral Gajarawala, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Allan Lumba, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Gold Nations: Monetary Crisis and American Economic Knowledge in the Colonial Philippines, 1901–1909

Nathaniel Cadle, Florida International University (FL)
Transatlantic Print Culture and the Invention of Imperialism

Timothy McGrath, Harvard University (MA)
Vivan Los Gallos! Vivan Los Americanos!: Nation, Culture, and Cockfighting in America's Empire

COMMENT:

Toral Gajarawala, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

004. Comparative Colonialisms: Practices of Rule and Administration in the U.S. and British Empires

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Nirmal Trivedi, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

PAPERS:

Clara Altman, Brandeis University (MA)
"The Best Index of Advancement": The Influence of British Colonial Law Reform on the Construction of the U.S. Colonial Legal System in the Philippines

Julian Go, Boston University (MA)
Exceptional Empire? Colonial States and Liberal Governmentality in the U.S. and British Empires

Andrew Hebard, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Heroic Bureaucrats: British Imperial Adventure and the Development of Administrative Discretion in U.S. Empire

COMMENT:

Nirmal Trivedi, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

005. California and the Global Crisis: Intercolonial Solidarities and Political Possibilities during the Great Depression

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

PAPERS:

Christina Heatherton, University of Southern California (CA)
Tierra y Libertad: Transnational Struggles for Housing and Social Reproduction

Elizabeth Sine, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Convergent Struggles and Solidarities on San Francisco's Waterfront

COMMENT:

Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

006. Insights from Outside: Approaches to the Study of Americans Abroad

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Liam Kennedy, University College Dublin (Ireland)

PANELISTS:

Brooke Blower, Boston University (MA)

Nan Enstad, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

Julia Lynn Mickenberg, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Brian T. Edwards, Northwestern University (IL)

COMMENT:

Liam Kennedy, University College Dublin (Ireland)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

007. Crimson and Clover: Hope and Dread in the Musical Countercultures of the 1960s

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Eric Avila, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

PAPERS:

Rachel Rubin, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
I Think That Maybe I'm Dreaming: Music, Counterculture, and the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Andrew Green Hannon, Yale University (CT)
Huey Digs Bob Dylan: The Black Panthers, Highway 61 Revisited, and Making Revolutionary Meaning

Jeffrey Melnick, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
The Ballad of Terry Melcher: Famous and Rising Sons in the LA Counterculture

Will Spires, Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)
TThe Musical Holdouts of Colby Street: Formation and Legacy of an Old Time Music Community

COMMENT:

Eric Avila, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

008. Caucus: Early American Matters: Religious Empires and American Indigeneity

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Gregory S. Jackson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Sandra Gustafson, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Retaking the Americas: Religion and Indigenous Resistance from the Acoma Revolt to Almanac of the Dead

Sarah E. Rivett, Princeton University (NJ)
Grammars of National Origins: The Millennial Promise of America Written in Algonquian Words

Jared Hickman, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
John Marrant's Master Narrative: Redface, Whiteface, and Forms of Black Atlantic Critique

Peter Coviello, Bowdoin College (ME)
How the Mormons Became White; or, Was Joseph Smith Straight?

COMMENT:

Gregory S. Jackson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

009. Curious Objects: Aesthetic Capitalism and the Waning of American Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Shane Vogel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Being a Fad: Black Performance and the Calypso Craze

Alex Pittman, New York University (NY)
Generic Ambivalences: Post-Fordist Performance in Harry Crews's Car (1972)

John Andrews, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
The Incredible American Economy: Reaganomics and the Waning of Empire

COMMENT:

Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

010. Empires and Discursive Dissent: Reimagining Aesthetic Traditions in Race and Ethnicity Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Daniel Teodoro Contreras, Fordham University (NY)

PAPERS:

Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta (Canada)
Radical Reprints: Black Globality in Amy Jacques Garvey's "Our Women and What they Think"

Mollie Godfrey, Bates College (ME)
Rewriting the Bildungsroman: Paule Marshall, Transnationalism, and Transcendence

Shana Klein, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Fruits of Empire: A Study of Foreign Food in American Still Life Painting

Melissa Asher Daniels, Northwestern University (IL)
Freakish Twins: Reading the Tragedy of Slavery and the Farce of Reconstruction in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson

Wanalee Ocasia Romero, Northwestern University (IL)
The Haunted Hacienda: Genre, Bewitching, and Transnational History in Jovita González's Dew on the Thorn

COMMENT:

Daniel Teodoro Contreras, Fordham University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

011. Domestic Conflicts/Global Spheres: Race and Empire in the Long Twentieth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Michele Mitchell, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Allyson Hobbs, Stanford University (CA)
Making History and a Race: Racial Passing in the Civil Rights Era

Ebony Coletu, University of Cairo (Egypt)
A Complicated Embrace: Alex Haley's Roots in Egypt, 1979–1989

Vaughn Rasberry, Stanford University (CA)
On Strategies of Containment in Africa: Black American Writers and the French-Algerian War

Kendra Field, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Race, Emigration, and the African Pioneer in Indian Territory

Christopher Freeburg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
James Baldwin Abroad and the Trap of U.S. Racial History

COMMENT:

Michele Mitchell, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

012. Engaging Empire at Home: Public Scholarship and Activist Pedagogies Beyond "Diversity'"

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Gregory Jay, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

PANELISTS:

Gregory Jay, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Victoria Robinson, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

Cheryl Ajirotutu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

013. Liberalism in the Service of Empire: Past, Present, and Future

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Meredith H. Lair, George Mason University (VA)

PAPERS:

Simeon Man, Northwestern University (IL)
Jungle/Paradise: Race, Empire, and Hawai'i's Vietnam War

Jennifer Lynn Kelly, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Politics of Response: Justice Tourism in Palestine and Israel

Elizabeth Mesok, New York University (NY)
"From Representation to Inclusion": The Diversification of the U.S. Military for a Future of "Irregular Warfare"

COMMENT:

Meredith H. Lair, George Mason University (VA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

014. Transnational Print Publics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Bryan Wagner, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

PAPERS:

Benjamin Fagan, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (AR)
A Permanent Nationality: Empire and Black American Emigration

Eric Donald Lamore, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (PR)
Autoadaptation and Abigail Mott's 1829 Abridged Version of Olaudah Equiano's Narrative

Maria O'Malley, Eureka College (IL)
Benjamin Franklin: A Print Libertine in France

Pia Wiegmink, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany)
The Gift Book as a Transnational Medium of Women's Abolitionism

COMMENT:

Bryan Wagner, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

015. The Transmission of Imperial Discourse in the Nineteenth-Century Global Southern Hemisphere

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia (VA)

PAPERS:

Ronald Briggs, Barnard College (NY)
"Moral electricity," or, Pedagogy and the American Book

Cara A. Kinnally, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Race, Empire, and Transnational Coalitions: Justo Sierra O'Reilly's Travels to the U.S.

Maria A. Windell, Ball State University (IN)
Revolutionizing Sentiment: Martin R. Delany's Blake

Gretchen J. Woertendyke, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)
Geography and Genre

COMMENT:

Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia (VA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

016. Comparative Approaches to the Law of Slavery and Race in the Americas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Daniel Martinez Hosang, University of Oregon (OR)

PAPERS:

Robert Cottrol, George Washington University (DC)
"Raça no pais do futuro," Brazil's Journey From Branqueamento to "Racial Democracy"

Michelle Ann McKinley, University of Oregon (OR)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Black): Legal Constructions of Blackness in Colonial Latin America

Ariela Gross, University of Southern California (CA);

Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Comparing Law and Racial Identity under Slavery in Colonial Cuba, Louisiana, and Virginia

COMMENT:

Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

017. Anti-Imperialist Film Festival November 15

Puerto Rico Convention Center 206

10:00 am – 11:45 am

018. Transnational Learning: Reimagining Alliance and Collaboration through a Japan-U.S Course

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

George Sánchez, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Priscilla Leiva, University of Southern California (CA)

Rikiesha Pierce, University of Southern California (CA)

Jasmine Torres, University of Southern California (CA)

Shamoiya Washington, University of Southern California (CA)

Masumi Izumi, Doshisha University (Japan)

George Sánchez, University of Southern California (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

019. Beyond Big Pharma: Rethinking Medical Consumerism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Susan Bell, Bowdoin College (ME)

PAPERS:

Nancy Tomes, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Shopping for Doctors: Medical Consumerism in the Postwar U.S.

David Herzberg, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
This is Your Politics on Drugs: or, Why a Half Century of Mass Pharmaceuticals Hasn't Turned Us into Soma-Eating Zombies

Jeremy Greene, Harvard University (MA)
Unbranding Medicines: Pharmaceuticals and the Making of the Generic Consumer, 1960–1980

Joseph Gabriel, Florida State University (FL)
Pharmaceutical Suspicion: Toward a Transnational History of Distrust

COMMENT:

Melissa Stein, University of Kentucky (KY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

020. The Bordering of America: Axes of Inclusion and Exclusion in Age of U.S. Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Mary Ting Yi Lui, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Catherine Ceniza Choy, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
In No Man's Shadow: U.S. Colonialism and the Filipino Woman

Rick Baldoz, Oberlin College (OH);

Cásar Ayala, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
The Bordering of America: Colonialism and Citizenship in Puerto Rico and the Philippines

Maria Quintana, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Be Our Guests: Making Meaning out of Race, Labor, and Empire during the U.S. Emergency Labor Programs of WWII

Funie Hsu, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Instructions for Nationhood: Benevolence, Race, and U.S. Education in the Philippines

COMMENT:

Mary Ting Yi Lui, Yale University (CT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

021. Objecthood, Abjecthood, and Fantasies of American Conquest

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Martin Manalansan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

PAPERS:

Theodore Gonzalves, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Singing Wires: How John Sayles' Historical Fiction Tracks Empire for Our Time

Cynthia Chris, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Jackass Empire

Nerissa Balce, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Insurrectos and Insurgents: Photographs from the Philippine-American War and the Iraq War

COMMENT:

Martin Manalansan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

022. Beyond Incarceration, Toward Interventions: Roundtable on Juvenile Justice

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University (DC)

PANELISTS:

Jonathan Daniel Gomez, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Connie Wun, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University (DC)

Damien Schnyder, Scripps College (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

023. Caribbean ReCastings of American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity College (CT)

PAPERS:

Donette A. Francis, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
Before Harvard: Orlando Patterson, The Novel 1960s, and "The Crisis of African American Gender Relations"

Belinda Edmondson, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Caribbean All-Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and the Rise of the African-American Leading Man

Harvey Neptune, Temple University (PA)
The Lost New World of Caribbean Studies: Daniel J. Boorstin and the "Genius" of an Un-American Puerto Rico Project

Faith L. Smith, Brandeis University (MA)
Good Enough for Booker T to Kiss: African Americans and Caribbean Self-Fashioning

COMMENT:

Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity College (CT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

024. Time and Untimeliness in the Practice of Diasporas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

To be named

PAPERS:

Mikko Tuhkanen, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Colored Peoples' Time: James Baldwin and Malcom X

Vanita Reddy, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Afro-Asian Diasporic Intimacies in Mira Nair's "Mississippi Masala" and Shailja Patel's "Migritude"

Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Writing between Empires

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

025. Envisioning Spain, Narrating Borders: Race, Hemisphere, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

PAPERS:

John C. Havard, Auburn University at Montgomery (AL)
Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno": Complacency, Hispanicism, Cosmopolitanism

Melanie Hernández, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Making Lola White: Genre Appropriation in Ruiz de Burton's Who Would Have Thought It?

Annette Marie Rodríguez, Brown University (RI)
Writing Boundaries on Bodies: Constructing the U.S.-Mexican Border through Public Violence

COMMENT:

Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

026. Worlds of Color: Black Internationalism in the Twentieth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Cheryl Higashida, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

PAPERS:

Alex Lubin, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
From Palestine to Liberia: Black Internationalism and the Imperial Public Sphere

Fanon Che Wilkins, Doshisha University (Japan)
Dispelling the Romance with Armed Struggle: Owusu Sadaukai and FRELIMO Guerillas in "Liberated Mozambique," 1971

Dayo F. Gore, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
A People's Diplomacy: Vicki Garvin and Third World Solidarity Politics in China

COMMENT:

Cheryl Higashida, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

027. Race, Gender, and the Sixties

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Alan M. Wald, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Sally Robinson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Fantasies of Authenticity

Jack Hamilton, Harvard University (MA)
House Burning Down: Jimi Hendrix, Race, and the Limits of Sixties Music

Jamie Elizabeth Hickner, Purdue University (IN)
The Sixties: How American Discourse Imagined Africa and Changed America

Heather Hendershot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
William F. Buckley Jr., TV, and the Mainstreaming of Conservative Republicanism

COMMENT:

Alan M. Wald, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

028. Captive Traffics: Transnationality, Empire, and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Cristobal Silva, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Chiara Cillerai, Saint John's University (NY)
Performing Captivity in Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative

Robert Lawrence Gunn, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)
Proclaiming "Exception": John Dunn Hunter, Autobiography, and the Red and White Republic of Fredonia

Jason Payton, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Captives of Empire: Captivity and Freedom in the Early Modern Pirate Narratives

Sarah Wadsworth, Marquette University (WI)
Mr. Penrose and the Politics of the First American Novel: Captivity, Exile, and Dissent

COMMENT:

Cristobal Silva, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

029. Is There an American Studies of the Law?

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Karen Shimakawa, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Christopher Michael Brown, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
"And there see justice done": African American Literature and the Law

Neil Meyer, La Guardia Community College (NY)
‘Pious Interloper’: William Apess, Evangelical Activism, and American Indian Land Rights in Massachusetts

Jesse Schwartz, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Hounds of the Law: Jack London, Russian Radicals, and the Regulation of Political Thought

COMMENT:

Karen Shimakawa, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

030. International Partnership Luncheon

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103A

The International Partnership Luncheon is an event sponsored by the International Committee of the ASA. It offers the possibility for international and U.S. scholars to meet informally around a nice meal at a discounted price. Over the year, over ??? scholars from over 20 nations have started new projects with U.S. scholars thanks to the luncheon, and many exchange programs have originated there.

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

031. Invisible Structures and the Experience of Music

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Lisa Brawley, Vassar College (NY)

PAPERS:

Carlo Rotella, Boston College (MA)
The Home of the Blues

Eric Weisbard, University of Alabama, Birmingham (AL)
Structuring the Eclectic: Radio and Entertainment Formats (Not Genres)

Hua Hsu, Vassar College (NY)
Sounds of Confusion: H. T. Tsiang and Ruth Crawford Seeger's Protest Music

COMMENT:

Lisa Brawley, Vassar College (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

032. Television and the Long Backlash to Civil Rights

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Herman Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

PAPERS:

Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia (VA)
Southern Segregationists Caught in "the Glaring Light of Television"

Allison Perlman, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Television, Racial Inequality, and "Carpetbagger Justice": The Peculiar History of the Alabama Educational Television Commission

Matt Delmont, Scripps College (CA)
Television and the Backlash to Busing for School Desegregation

COMMENT:

Herman Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

033. Media Empires: Technology and Transnationalism in the American Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Richard Jean So, University of Chicago (IL)
Literary Information Warfare: Eileen Chang and Cold War Media Aesthetics

Tom McEnaney, Cornell University (NY)
1942: Orson Welles in Latin America

Brian Hochman, Georgetown University (DC)
Indian, Sign, Cinema: The Ethnographic Films of Richard Sanderville

COMMENT:

Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

034. Beyond Islamophobia: Islam and American Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Kambiz Ghaneabassiri, Reed College (OR)

PAPERS:

Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Moro and American Resistance against Japanese Imperialism in Muslim Mindanao, 1941–1945

Marisa Egerstrom, Harvard University (MA)
After Biopolitics: Religion and Regime in Guantanamo Bay

Perin Gurel, Dickinson College (PA)
The Marriage of Anti-Americanism and Moderate-Islamophobia in Turkey: Cracking the Conspiracy Codes

COMMENT:

Kambiz Ghaneabassiri, Reed College (OR)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

035. Hollywood's Korea / Korea's Hollywood

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Marilyn Young, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago (IL)
Representation, Repression and Erasure: Why Hollywood Made Just One Classic Korean War Film

Christina Klein, Boston College (MA)
Traces of Hollywood, Echoes of Ozu: Representing America's Influence in Postwar Korean Cinema

Dima Mironenko-Hubbs, Harvard University (MA)
Unexpected Encounters: The Hollywood Origins of the New North Korean Cinema

COMMENT:

Marilyn Young, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

036. Ensuring a Future Beyond U.S. Empire: Methodologies, Indigenous Genealogies, and Land-Based Practices

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Ute Lischke, Wilfred Laurier University (Canada)

PAPERS:

Candace Fujikane, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Methodologies for Futures Beyond Settler States: Environmental Impact Statements, Genealogies of Land, and Indigenous Epistemologies

K. Wayne Yang, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Research Can Be a Dirty Word: Social Science, Settler Colonialism and a Methodology of Refusal

Craig Santos Perez, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
"Prutehi yan Difendi": The Confluence of Poetry and Politics in Guam's Decolonial Movement

Jacqueline Lasky, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
De-occupy America: Relations of Justice, Equity, and Sustainability among Natives and non-Natives

COMMENT:

Ute Lischke, Wilfred Laurier University (Canada)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

037. Blogging as Public Pedagogy: A Roundtable with GayProf, Historiann, Roxie, and Tenured Radical

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Martha Nell Smith, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PANELISTS:

Marilee Lindemann, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Ann Little, Colorado State University (CO)

Anthony Mora, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Claire Bond Potter, New School University (NY)

Martha Nell Smith, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

038. The Violence of Life Itself: Progress, Design, Beauty, Humanitarianism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Neville Hoad, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

PANELISTS:

Soo Ah Kwon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Andrew Friedman, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

A. Naomi Paik, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

COMMENT:

Neville Hoad, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

039. Hemispheric Cultural Diplomacy: New Archives, New Approaches

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Seth Fein, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Harris Feinsod, Northwestern University (IL)
Poems to Waldo Frank: "Creative" Diplomacy in the U.S., Brazil, and Argentina

Deborah N. Cohn, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Cold War Cultural Politics and Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Programs in Mexico (1950–1965)

Russell Cobb, University of Alberta (Canada)
The Empire Writes Back: Anticommunists and CIA Agents Read the Latin American Boom

COMMENT:

Seth Fein, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

040. Racial Misrecognition and the Performance of Belonging

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Cynthia Wu, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

PAPERS:

Alison Landsberg, George Mason University (VA)
At the Margins of National Belonging: Squaw Men as Transnational Subjects in the Nineteenth-Century American West

Emily Skidmore, Texas Tech University (TX)
Female "Sheik" Picked Up As Vagrant: Orientalism, Queer Embodiment, and Citizenship in 1920s California

Phonshia Nie, Northwestern University (IL)
Racial Repositioning: Religion, the "New Negro," and Chinese Americans under Jim Crow, 1919–1940

Inna Arzumanova, University of Southern California (CA)
Staging the Faux Princess: Reading Legacies of Race and Mobility

COMMENT:

Cynthia Wu, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

041. Transnationalism and Discourses of Human Rights

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Tanya Shields, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

PAPERS:

Christopher Perez, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Rhetoric of Exclusion: (Dis)Ability and LGBT (In)Visibility in Political Asylum Processes

Barbara Shaw, Allegheny College (PA)
Sexual Violence, Empire, and Caribbean Women's Resistance

April Shemak, Sam Houston State University (TX)
The Cartographic Dimensions of Empire: Mapping Refugee Spaces in Post-Earthquake Haiti

COMMENT:

Tanya Shields, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

042. Caucus: Humor Studies: Race, Resistance, and the Imperial U.S.: Nineteenth-Century Humor in the Classroom (A Roundtable)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Jennifer Hughes, Young Harris College (GA)

PANELISTS:

John Lowe, University of Georgia (GA)

Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University (OH)

Gillian Johns, Oberlin College (OH)

Jennifer Hughes, Young Harris College (GA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

043. Imperial Cinema

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Ryan Friedman, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PAPERS:

Jan Olsson, Stockholm University (Sweden)
An Emerging Visual Empire: The Crusade on the Nickelodeons in Chicago in 1907

Ioana Luca, National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)
California Dreamin'? Dimensions of Empire in Eastern Europe

Joel Frykholm, Stockholm University (Sweden)
Early Hollywood, American Empire, and the Americanism of George Kleine's Educational Cinema

Joseph Entin, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Projecting Solidarity: American Film Imagines the Global Working Class

COMMENT:

Ryan Friedman, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

044. Puerto Rican Transnational Activism: The Gendered Contours of Anti-Imperialist Organizing, 1940–1980

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

María del Carmen Baerga Santini, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

PAPERS:

Emma Balbina Amador, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Anti-Imperialist and Transnational Social Work: Professional Women and Political Activism in Puerto Rican Communities, 1940–1975

Sandy Plácido, Harvard University (MA)
Linking Struggles Against Racism and Imperialism: The Transnational Activism of Dr. Ana Livia Cordero

Iván Chaar-López, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Radical Steps: La Escalera and the Construction of the Radical Male Intellectual in Puerto Rico, 1966–1973

COMMENT:

María del Carmen Baerga Santini, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

045. Return of the Tiger: The Social and Cultural Politics of Asian American Parenting

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Elena Creef, Wellesley College (MA)

PAPERS:

Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Asian American Mothering at the Crossroads of Race, Citizenship and Empire

Lan Duong, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Tiger Mothers and Tiger Fathers in U.S. Political Discourse and Asian American Literature

Erin Khuê Ninh, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Saving Faces: Asian American Responses to the Tiger Mother Controversy

COMMENT:

Elena Creef, Wellesley College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

046. Navigating Black Poetry: Borderland Geographies and Poetry on the Twenty-first-Century Cultural Studies Landscape

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Herman Beavers, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Meta DuEwa Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
C. S. Giscombe's Transnational Poetics: Poetry, Cartography, and the Future of the Past

Paul M. Farber, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
"I cross her borders at midnight": The Poetics of Diaspora and the Berlin Wall

Evie Shockley, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Diaspora, Cultural Studies, and Poetry: New Terrains for Contemporary Narratives of Slavery

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Feeling Colors and Seeing Speech: Black Women's Choreopoetic Diasporas of Difference

COMMENT:

Herman Beavers, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

047. Book Exhibit Set Up

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom B (Exhibit)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

048. Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of Nineteenth-Century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIRS:

Ernesto Capello, Macalester College (MN)

Julia B. Rosenbaum, Bard College (NY)

PAPERS:

Luis Fernando Granados, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Máxico (Mexico)
Humboldt's Eyes: Spanish American Cartographic Culture in the "Atlas gáographique et physique de la Nouvelle Espagne"

Mary Peterson Zundo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Cutting the Vista: James Alden and the Art of the Forty-Ninth Parallel, 1857–1861

Katherine Manthorne, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Comisión Corográfica: Mapping and Picturing Colombia

James R. Akerman, The Newberry Library (IL)
Science, Wonder, and Tourism in the Early Mapping of Yellowstone National Park

COMMENTS:

Julia B. Rosenbaum, Bard College (NY)

Ernesto Capello, Macalester College (MN)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

049. African American Readers of the Past: Interpreting Traces of Margin and Center

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Tess Chakkalakal, Bowdoin College (ME)

PAPERS:

Carla L. Peterson, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Circulating Friendship: Black Women's Friendship Albums in the Antebellum North

Ellen Gruber Garvey, New Jersey City University (NJ)
An African American in the Old Newspaper Business

Barbara Hochman, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
Nella Larsen's Booklist

COMMENT:

Tess Chakkalakal, Bowdoin College (ME)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

050. Prison/Representation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Caleb Smith, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Kaveh Landsverk, Columbia University (NY)
Framing the Carceral Subject: The Value(s) of "Prison Writing"

Nathan Ragain, University of Virginia (VA)
Guarded Acts: Prison Performance in the 1970s

James Deutsch, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
Up Against the Paredón: Albizu Campos and Puerto Rican Resistance on Record

Rachel Margerethe Peterson, Grand Valley State University (MI)
Resisting Empire Behind the Cold War's Penitentiary Walls: Blanca Canales and Diasporic Feminisms within Alderson Prison

COMMENT:

Caleb Smith, Yale University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

051. Homeland Insecurity

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Cristina Beltran, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, University of California, Merced (CA)
Deporting Denizens: Deportations in a Neoliberal Era

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Identity Theft: Strip Searching the Boundaries between the Documented and Undocumented

Hannah Kathryn Noel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Transnational Migration as a Human Right: The Mestiza Consciousness of the Transborder Immigrant Tool

Jeanne Theoharis, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY);

Alejandra Marchevsky, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
Guantanamo at Home: Connecting the War on Terror to the War on Illegal Immigration, 1996–2011

COMMENT:

Cristina Beltran, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

052. Caucus: Material Culture: The Dust of Empire: Material Culture and the Circulation of Power's Remains

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Courtney Fullilove, Wesleyan University (CT)

PAPERS:

Michelle Morgan, Yale University (CT)
Expressive Materiality and the Racial Implications of Coal in the Antebellum United States

Katherine Lennard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Dust is Mostly Flakes of Skin: Lewis Powell and the Substance of Violence

Christopher Kramaric, Yale University (CT)
Out of Time and Place: Dust and the Working Poor in 1930s America

Megan Bayles, University of California, Davis (CA)
Human Remains: Progress and Decay in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

COMMENT:

Courtney Fullilove, Wesleyan University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

053. Authors—mdash;Meet—mdash;Critics: New Books in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Latino Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Carrie Tirado Bramen, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

PANELISTS:

Rodrigo Lazo, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Raúl Coronado, University of Chicago (IL)

Marissa K. López, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

COMMENT:

Carrie Tirado Bramen, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

054. The Sixties, Fifty Years Later

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Richard Yarborough, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

PAPERS:

GerShun Avilez, Yale University (CT)
Transforming the Public: Artistic Experimentation, Social Critique, and the Black Arts Movement

Bimbisar Irom, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Nostalgia for the Irrational: The New Left in Novels and Popular Culture

Leslie Paris, University of British Columbia (Canada)
The Mess They Leave Behind: American Children and Environmental Activism, 1962–1980

Randy James Ontiveros, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Against Elegies: Rethinking the Chicano/a Civil Rights Movement through Art

COMMENT:

Richard Yarborough, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

055. Affect, Dissensus, and Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Angela Miller, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

PAPERS:

Nadja Millner-Larsen, New York University (NY)
Black Synaesthesia: The Anarcho-Aesthetics of Black Mask

Hentyle Yapp, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Economies of Affect: U.S., China, and Governing Imagination

Stephen Knadler, Spelman College (GA)
Feeling from the War Zone: The Affective Labor of Afro-Asian Transnationalism

Crystal Baik, University of Southern California (CA)
The Visual Remains of U.S. Empire in "Post-War" Korea: Experimental Films by Korean Transnational Adoptees

COMMENT:

Angela Miller, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

056. Conscripts of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Epifanio San Juan, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

PAPERS:

Belinda Rincon, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
Puerto Rican Soldiering and the Theatre of War in Quiara Alegria Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (2007)

Joshua Masters, University of West Georgia (GA)
Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Winning of the American West, 1804–1904

Stephanie Taylor, Georgetown University (DC)
Unseeming Intrusions: American Soldiers in the Philippines and At Home, 1898–1914

Erin R. McCoy, University of Louisville (KY)
Yo Protesto: How Roy Brown's Anti–Vietnam War and Pro–Puerto Rican Independence Lyrics Reveal Puerto Rican Resistance to the Vietnam War

COMMENT:

Epifanio San Juan, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

057. Asian Americanist Keywords: Fetish, Biopolitics, Assemblage

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Anne Cheng, Princeton University (NJ)

PAPERS:

Leslie Bow, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Fetish: Asian Objects in the Uncanny Valley

Rachel Lee, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Biopolitics and Corporate Bodies

Eve Oishi, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Asian American Cinematic and Literary Assemblages

COMMENT:

Anne Cheng, Princeton University (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

058. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Deviant Developments: Transnational Currents of Queer Political Critique

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, American University (DC)

PAPERS:

Christina B. Hanhardt, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Lumpen/Queer

Kadji Amin, Columbia College (IL)
Enemies of the State: Genet's Biopolitical Genealogies

Craig Willse, The College of Wooster (OH)
Social Scientific Desire and Its Others

Jin Haritaworn, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Violence and Crime Panics in Europe: Global Diagnostics, Transnational Queer/Trans of Colour Critique

COMMENT:

Hiram Perez, Vassar College (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

059. Contested Geographies: Negotiating Space in Historical and Contemporary Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Arlene Dávila, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Juan Giusti-Cordero, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)
Race and Space in Piñones and the Loíza Region, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Víctor Torres-Vález, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
Third Space and Radical Embodiment in a Militarized Landscape: Tales of Resistance in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Travelling Spaces of Inequality: Neighbors More Remote than Strangers in Puerto Rico's Gated Communities

Marisol LeBrón, New York University (NY)
Policing and the Political Economy of Race, Class, and Crime in Contemporary Puerto Rico

COMMENT:

Arlene Dávila, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

060. Crisis Economies of U.S. Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University (CA)

PAPERS:

JoAnna Poblete, University of Wyoming (WY)
Angry Little Brown Brothers: Comparing U.S. Colonials in the Pacific and the Caribbean

Charles R. Venator-Santiago, University of Connecticut (CT)
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Global Empire's National Security Apparatus

Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (NM)
Colonialism, Debt, and Disposability

Jodi A. Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Empire's Dead: Colonialism, Terror, and the Political Economy of Zombies

COMMENT:

Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

061. Resisting the Imperial Archive: New Work in Moving Image Preservation and Access

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Marisol Flores Patton, Archivo General de Puerto Rico: Archivo De Imagenes en Movimiento (PR)

PAPERS:

Dan Streible, New York University (NY)
Cine Huárfano: Rescuing Forgotten Films in Mexico, Argentina, and Uruguay

Jaime Partsch, Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mández, Universidad del Este (PR)
The Piñero Collection: Testimonies of Visions Lost and Found

Mark Garrett Cooper, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)
Archive, Theater, Ship (con Puerto Rico)

Mark Williams, Dartmouth College (NH)
Imperious Surf? Assessing Online Access to Historical Films of Puerto Rico

COMMENT:

Marisol Flores Patton, Archivo General de Puerto Rico: Archivo De Imagenes en Movimiento (PR)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

062. ASA International Committee Talkshop I: Teaching Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Manuel M. Martin-Rodríguez, University of California, Merced (CA)

PANELISTS:

Virginia M. Adan-Lifante, University of California, Merced (CA)

Isabel Duran, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)

Rosa Guzman Merced, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Zaira O. Rivera Casellas, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

Manuel M. Martin-Rodríguez, University of California, Merced (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

063. Commodity Chains and Transactions of Sovereignty

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Frederick Stirton Weaver, Hampshire College (MA)

PAPERS:

Margaretta Lovell, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Emersons in Puerto Rico: Sugar, Mahogany, and Tuberculosis

Adam Lewis, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Liberian Colonization, Legitimate Commerce, and the Sentiments of Sovereignty

COMMENT:

Frederick Stirton Weaver, Hampshire College (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

064. Caucus: Humor Studies: The "Post-Racial" Panopticon? Reflexivity, Race, and Resistance in Comedy

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Lanita Jacobs, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Mary Beltrán, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Blacking Up for Laughs: Televisual Blackface and "Post-Racial" Cultural Memory

Kimberly Springer, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
"Be Your Own Hater": Katt Williams, Neoliberal Politics, and Black Comedy

COMMENT:

Lanita Jacobs, University of Southern California (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

065. Social Scientific Racism—mdash;Understanding the Stereotypes that Permeate "Pop" Social Science

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Gabriela Nuñez, California State University, Fullerton (CA)

PAPERS:

Jonathan W. Gray, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
White Boy Shuffle: The Evasion of Analysis in Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day

R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, City University of New York, City College (NY)
Why Outliers Should Be Called Bootstrappers

Adriane Bezusko, Rice University (TX)
Constructing the Monstrous Black Mother: How the War on Welfare was Won

COMMENT:

Gabriela Nuñez, California State University, Fullerton (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

066. Circuits of Empire: Communication and Circulation in the Early Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Paul Erickson, American Antiquarian Society (MA)

PAPERS:

Jason Sharples, The Catholic University of America (DC)
"Set[ting] a Period to that Trouble": Imagining Violence and Race in Eighteenth-Century Caribbean Communication

Alpen Razi, University of Toronto (Canada)
Ink Floods of the Black Atlantic: The Free Coloured Periodical in Emancipation-Era Jamaica

John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University (MI)
Reconstructing Nationhood: Cuba's Ten Years' War in the Caribbean Press

COMMENT:

Kameika Murphy, Clark University (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

067. Future Tension: Early-Twentieth-Century Visions of Race and Gender in Techno-Science

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Nihad Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

PAPERS:

Lisa Yaszek, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Fear of a Black Planet: Imagining Empire in Turn of the Century Afrodiasporic Science Fiction

John Bruni, Grand Valley State University (MI)
Sister Cyborgs and Techno-Subjects: Writing on/against the Early-Twentieth-Century American System

Patrick B. Sharp, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
"Women with Wings": Early Women's Pulp Science Fiction and the Question of Empire

COMMENT:

Nihad Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

068. Transnational Transversals: Movements of Liberation, 1960–1989

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Michael Eng, John Carroll University (OH)

PAPERS:

Kimberly Lamm, Duke University (NC)
Moving in the Event of Black International Feminism: Adrian Piper's Food for the Spirit (1971)

Lisa Diedrich, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Snapshots Along a Tranversal: Fanon-Guattari-Wojnarowicz

Victoria Hesford, Duke University (NC)
The 1970s, Mass Culture, and the Event of Women's Liberation

COMMENT:

Michael Eng, John Carroll University (OH)

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

069. Business Meeting of the ASA Committee on Regional Chapters

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

070. Business Meeting of the ASA Minority Scholars Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

071. Primitive Accumulation and Past/Present/Future Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Cindi Katz, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

PAPERS:

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University (MA)
Bare Labor and the Ends of Social Death: Primitive Accumulation and Modernity

Anthony Bogues, Brown University (RI)
Labor, Free Labor, and Freedom in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean

Paul Smith, George Mason University (VA)
Primitive Accumulation and/as the Origins of Empire

COMMENT:

Cindi Katz, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

072. Is There a Place for Jewishness in American Studies? A Keywords Roundtable

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PANELISTS:

Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College (MA)
Race

Caroline Rody, University of Virginia (VA)
Cross-ethnic

Dalia Kandiyoti, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Empire

Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)
Popular Culture

Joseph Litvak, Tufts University (MA)
Cosmopolitanism

Jonathan Freedman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Money

COMMENT:

Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

073. Dimensions of Occupation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Joseph Lowndes, University of Oregon (OR)

PAPERS:

A. J. Bauer, New York University (NY)
It's the Society, Stupid: Tea Parties, Occupations, and the Crisis of State Legitimacy

Edward D. Miller, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Redrawing the Map of Occupation: The Figure of the Native American in the Occupy Movement

Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University (MI)
Securing the State: Exploring the Role of Anthropometrics and Biometrics in the 1930s and the 2000s Occupations of Iraq

Adam John Waterman, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
The Law as Prosthesis: Settler Colonialism, Embodiment, and the Affect of Whiteness

COMMENT:

Joseph Lowndes, University of Oregon (OR)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

074. Asian Los Angeles: Defining Space in the Past and Present City

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University (RI)
"The Choo Fong Case": A Kidnapping in Los Angeles's Chinatown

Monica Pelayo, University of Southern California (CA)
Immigrant House Museums: Historicizing Asian American Experiences in Los Angeles

Sharon Sekhon, Independent Scholar
"The Pioneer Project": A Battle over Artesia's "America"

COMMENT:

Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

075. Remapping Empire: Telling, Selling, and Touring Transnational American Souths

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Alexander William Corey, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

PAPERS:

Kristin Condotta, Tulane University (LA)
Family Fictions: The Imagined Immigrations of Matthias O'Conway, 1780–1830

Megan Ann Black, George Washington University (DC)
Guardians of "Global" Resources: Visualizing Energy and Empire in U.S. Government-Sponsored Film, 1949–1956

Amanda Stuckey, College of William and Mary (VA)
The Global Routes of Family Trees: Narrating Genealogy at Shirley Plantation

Lindsay Davis, George Washington University (DC)
"Just Visiting": Prison Tourism, Empire, and the Global South

COMMENT:

Alexander William Corey, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

076. Citizenship and Belonging: Disability, Race, and Sexuality in America

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Julia Rodas, City University of New York, City College (NY)

PAPERS:

Susan Burch, Middlebury College (VT)
Some/where to Belong?: Removals and Dis-locations in U.S. Histories

Kim Nielsen, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (WI)
Law, Property, and the Incompetent Citizen

Diana R. Paulin, Trinity College (CT)
Policing and Pathologizing Race, Gender, and Sexuality: The (Re)Production of Disability Discourse

COMMENT:

Michelle Jarman, University of Wyoming (WY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

077. Blackness and the Sacred Performative

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Michelle D. Commander, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)

PAPERS:

Amey Victoria Adkins, Duke University (NC)
"Ain't I A Woman": Black Madonnas, Mammys, and the Performative Aesthetics of Darkness

Ashon Crawley, Duke University (NC)
Breathing Towards Lynching Critique: Whooping in Black Pentecostal Praying and Preaching

Terrion L. Williamson, Michigan State University (MI)
Black Sacred Dance and the Reverberations of Christian Sexuality

COMMENT:

Johari Jabir, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

078. American Ruins: Rhetoric and Remnants

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104B

CHAIR:

Susan Gillman, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

PANELISTS:

Sara Blair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Gavin Jones, Stanford University (CA)

Ann Fabian, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

Judith Richardson, Stanford University (CA)

Susan Gillman, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Karen Sánchez Eppler, Amherst College (MA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

079. Cultural Studies, Military Ecologies, and the Sciences: The Futures of the Environmental Movement

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Alfred J. Lopez, Purdue University (IN)

PAPERS:

Julio Figueroa-Colon, Fundación Sendero Verde (PR)
Sitting in Darkness: U.S. Imperial Science and Puerto Rico

Robert Marzec, Purdue University (IN)
Environmentality: Military Interventions in the Age of Climate Change

Marita Sturken, New York University (NY)
Visualizing Climate Change and the Failure of the Future Imaginary

COMMENT:

Alfred J. Lopez, Purdue University (IN)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

080. American Quarterly: Decolonial Feminist Critique

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Macarena Gómez-Barris, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Rosa-Linda Fregoso, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Human Rights and Feminist Decoloniality

Nelson Maldonado-Torres, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
On Decoloniality: Reflections on the Postcolony, Race, and Decolonial Feminism

María Lugones, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
Reading the Coloniality of Gender

COMMENT:

Macarena Gómez-Barris, University of Southern California (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

081. Keywords in Critical Ethnic Studies: Racialization, Genocide, Settler Colonialism, and Debt

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Lee Ann Wang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PANELISTS:

Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Dylan Rodríguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Andrea Smith, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Alex Weheliye, Northwestern University (IL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

082. Empire and Resistance in Unexpected Places

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202B

CHAIR:

Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth College (NH)

PAPERS:

Judith Hamera, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Foreign in the Domestic Sense: The Tropical Aquarium as Parlor Empire

Kathryn Marie Dudley, Yale University (CT)
Luthiers and Other Endangered Species: Neoliberal Border Control and the New American Imperialism

Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
Mightier Plumes: Neutralizing the Violence of Feathers in Georgia Johnson's Plumes

Minh-Ha Pham, Cornell University (NY)
The Ugly Side of Eco-Chic

COMMENT:

Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth College (NH)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

083. Transnational African American Political Thought

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Angela Dillard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

David H. Kim, University of San Francisco (CA)
Amerasian Decolonial Thought: Lessons from the Anticolonial Pan-Asianism of DuBois and Mariategui

John Levi Barnard, Harvard University (MA)
But Where is Rome Now?: The African American Vision of Imperial Decline

Laura Renata Martin, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
In the Heart of the Empire: The Influence of Anti-Colonialism on Black Radicals in 1960s San Francisco

Paul M. Heideman, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Reading the Russian Revolution in Afro-America

COMMENT:

Angela Dillard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

084. Digital/Imperial Worlds

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Meghan E. Drury, George Washington University (DC)

PAPERS:

Matthew Jacob Schneider-Mayerson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Digital Resistance, Networked Individualism, and Apocalyptic Environmentalism: A Case Study of the Peak Oil Movement

Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzer College (CA)
Socially Networked Actuality: The Facebook Documentary

Jacob Peters, University of Southern California (CA)
The Material Life of Digital Work: Implications for the Digital Humanities, the Commons, and Empire

Megan Boler
, University of Toronto (Canada) Empire and Multitudes: the Roles of Social Media in Global Protests

COMMENT:

Meghan E. Drury, George Washington University (DC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

085. ASA International Committee Talkshop II: "The Politics of Transnational Publishing"

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIRS:

Carmen M. Méndez-García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Udo J. Hebel, University of Regensburg (Germany)

PANELISTS:

Simon J. Bronner, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)

Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany)

Astrid Velasco Montante, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

086. Violence, Politics, and Cultural Expression: The Legacy of Haiti in the Nineteenth-Century U.S.

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Christopher Iannini, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Sarah Roth, Widener University (PA)
Sensational Savagery: Images of Haitian Rebels and Black Disfranchisement in the Early American Republic

Lindsay Twa, Augustana College (SD)
Thoughts of Haiti, Thoughts of Liberia

Peter Reed, University of Mississippi (MS)
Haiti, Minstrelsy, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sovereignty

COMMENT:

Christopher Iannini, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

087. Business Meeting of the Humor Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

088. Mediating Disaster in a Culture of Spectacle: War, Ruins, and Catastrophe

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

David Lubin, Wake Forest University (NC)

PAPERS:

Emily Godbey, Iowa State University (IA)
"Weird, Ghastly Subjects": The Commemorative Disaster Book

Eric Sandeen, University of Wyoming (WY)
Ruin, Memory, and Transformation: The Case of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Miles Orvell, Temple University (PA)
Photography and Urban Ruin: Mediating a Culture of Mourning

COMMENT:

David Lubin, Wake Forest University (NC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

089. The Cartographies of U.S. Empire Across History, Geography, and Nation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Rudy P. Guevarra, Arizona State University (AZ)

PAPERS:

Camilla Fojas, DePaul University (IL)
Tropical Metropolis: West Side Stories and Imperial Redemption

Tashima D. Thomas, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
The Curse of Indiana Jones: Imperialism and the Illicit Trade of Maya Antiquities

Karen Kuo, Arizona State University (AZ)
Utopias Lost and Found: The Reinvention of Masculinity in a New Global U.S. Empire in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon

Zelideth Maria Rivas, Marshall University (WV)
Freedom, Abandonment, and Empire in Hashida Sugako's Miniseries

COMMENT:

David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

090. Disrupting Empire and (Re)Imagining Nationhood: Anishinaabe Strategies and Perspectives

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Jean O'Brien, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

PAPERS:

Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, University of Victoria (Canada)
Dismantling Instruments of Empire Building: Legal Creation Stories of the State Encounter Anishinaabe Diplomacy

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Towards an Anishinaabeg (Trans-)National Constitution: Anishinaabeg Markings of Nindoodemag

Jill Doerfler, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
(Re)Writing Nations: Contemporary Anishinaabe Constitutions in the U.S. and Canada

Molly McGlennen, Vassar College (NY)
Re-imagining "Domestic Dependency": The Transnational Motivations of Rebecca Belmore's Sound Performances

COMMENT:

Jean O'Brien, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

091. Business Meeting of the ASA Nominating Committee

Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

092. Documentary Screening and Director's Discussion with Bernardo Ruiz: Roberto Clemente

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

MODERATOR:

Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first player selected in the 1954 Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and would go on to play his entire 18-season career there. This in-depth documentary chronicles the outfielder's path as the first Latin American Hall of Famer, from his early years in Puerto Rico and his arrival in the United States, to his outspoken resistance to U.S. racism, to his 1972 death in a plane crash while bringing supplies to Nicaragua earthquake survivors.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

093. Reception of the Food Studies Caucus

Puerto Rico Convention Center Foyer A

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

094. Envisioning a Latina/o Studies Association: A Discussion

Puerto Rico Convention Center Chrysler Conference Room

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

095. COINTELPRO Then and Now

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Claude Marks, Independent Scholar

PANELISTS:

Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University (GA)

Lucy Rodríguez, Independent Scholar

Claude Marks, Independent Scholar

This multimedia session, featuring a film showing and a roundtable discussion, will explore the dynamic of resistance and repression, as exemplified in the liberatory and radical social movements of recent U.S. history and the attendant government response to what was perceived as the threat posed by these movements. Participants will examine the ongoing relevance of the lessons of this period. The discussion will be preceded by the showing of the new 56-minute film COINTELPRO 101, produced by the Freedom Archives.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

096. Reception for Lifetime Members

Puerto Rico Convention Center Terrace Balcony (3rd Floor)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

097. Welcome Reception/Celebration of ASA Authors/Exhibits Open

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom B (Exhibit)