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Friday, November 22, 2013

7:00 am – 9:00 am

082. Breakfast: Minority Scholars' Committee Mentoring

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

7:30 am – 8:30 am

083. Breakfast: Networking for Program and Center Directors

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

084. ASA Site Resources Committee: In the Belly of the Beast: A Film and Video Festival—Day 1

Washington Hilton, A – Albright (T)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

085. Business Meeting: American Quarterly Editorial Board

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

086. The Logic of the Cold War State: Asian/Americans, Government Surveillance, and Political Liberalism

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Shelley Lee, Oberlin College (OH)

PAPERS:

Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University (RI)
Transpacific Surveillance: Origins of the FBI Legal Attachés Overseas

Rick Baldoz, Oberlin College (OH)
Comrade Carlos Bulosan: State Surveillance and the Suppression of Filipino American Radicals During the Cold War

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Patsy Mink, Racial Patriarchal Liberalism, and the Hawaiian Democratic Revolution

COMMENT:

Madeline Y. Hsu, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

087. A Critical Look at Funding for Prison Education Programs

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Robert Scott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

PANELISTS:

Simone Davis, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

Jenifer Drew, Lasell College (MA)

Barbara Roswell, Goucher College (MD)

Rebecca Ginsburg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

COMMENT:

Robert Scott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

088. Borderland Intimacies

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming (WY)

PAPERS:

Ivan Alejandro Ramos, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Intimate Crossings: Visuality, Queerness, and the U.S.-Mexico Border

Maria Eugenia Lopez, University of New Mexico (NM)
Nunca más sin nosotras: Mexican and Mexican-American Women in the U.S.-Mexico Border Labor Force

Nicole Marie Guidotti-Hernández, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Homoerotics of Abjection: The Gaze of Leonard Nadel's Placeless Bracero Photographs

Yajaira Padilla, University of Kansas (KS)
The Politics of Crossing: Rethinking the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands and Subjectivity from a Central American Perspective

COMMENT:

Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming (WY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

089. Business Meeting: Sports Studies Caucus

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

090. The "Failed Subjects" of the Mountains: Poor White People as Renewable Resources and Parasites

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Joseph Skerrett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Carol Mason, University of Kentucky (KY)
Extracting the Hillbilly From Buffalo Creek to Promised Land

Carissa Massey, Adrian College (MI)
Stereotypes of Sexual Deviance in "Real" Depictions of Appalachians

Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University (TN)
When Viewed from the Other Side of the Mountain: The "Hillbilly" Stereotype in Twenty-First-Century Films

Rachel Lee Rubin, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
"A War...Fought by Poor White Men": Methamphetamine Hits the Mountains

COMMENT:

Joseph Skerrett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

091. ASA Program Committee: Imperialism, Freedom, Refuge, Reparations

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

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

PAPERS:

David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
States of Injury: Rethinking Liberal Violence and Repair

Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
On Transition and the Timetable

A. Naomi Paik, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
War, Labor, and the Gift of Citizenship

Sam Vong, Yale University (CT)
POW/MIA Activism and the Gendered Politics of Sacrifice after the Vietnam War

COMMENT:

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

8:00 am – 9:45 am

093. Caucus – Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities and the Neoliberal University: Complicity and/or Resistance

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Susan Garfinkel, Library of Congress (DC)

PANELISTS:

Frances Abbott, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)

Natalia Cecire, Yale University (CT)

Lauren F. Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Alex Gil, Columbia University (NY)

Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

094. ASA Students' Committee: Breakfast Forum I: Mock Job Interview Workshop

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

PANELISTS:

Ralph Rodríguez, Brown University (RI)

Paula Ioanide, Ithaca College (NY)

Emily Dietsch, George Washington University (DC)

Roya Rastegar, Independent Scholar

8:00 am – 9:45 am

095. Forms of Debt in Asian/American Art

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)

PAPERS:

Wen Jin, Fudan University (China)
Sentimentalism's Transpacific Journeys

Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Pomona College (CA)
Debt and Homage in Transnational Korean Cinema after the IMF Crisis

Thuy Linh Tu, New York University (NY)
Gift Economies, Cultural Debts, and "Asian-inspired" Fashion

COMMENT:

Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

096. Aesthetic Strategies of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Lisa Banu, Purdue University (IN)

PAPERS:

Nancy Froehlich, Oregon State University (OR), Andrea Marks, Oregon State University (OR)
How a Brand Built a Movement and a Movement Built a Brand

Nicholas Sammond, University of Toronto (Canada)
Send in the Trolls: Anonymous and the Crowdsourcing of Dissent in the Steubenville Rape Case

Jasmine Mahmoud, Northwestern University (IL)
Beyond a Neoliberal Logic: The Unadorned Dissents of Occupy Theater

Gabriel Schaffzin, Massachusetts College of Art (MA)
Embracing the Vagaries of Social Movement Information Design

COMMENT:

Lisa Banu, Purdue University (IN)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

097. Indebtedness: Anachronism, Exuberance, and Desire in an Age of Dependence

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Homay King, Bryn Mawr College (PA)

PAPERS:

John Andrews, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Economic Exuberance: Speculative Finance and Waste in San Francisco's Dotcom Boom

Alex Wescott, University of Southern California (CA)
The Dream of the 90s: Uncertainty, Nostalgia, and the Rise of Artisanal Masculinity in the Twenty-first-Century U.S.

Sarah Kessler, University of California, Irvine (CA)
My Father, the Ventriloquist: Voicing Indebtedness from the Bells to the Bergens

Karen Tongson, University of Southern California (CA)
Empty Orchestra: Karaoke's Plastic, Parasitical Echoes

COMMENT:

Homay King, Bryn Mawr College (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

098. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Accumulation: Settler Colonialism and Military Occupation as Paradigms for Neoliberal State Formation I: Knowing Settler Colonialism

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

Lorenzo Veracini, Swinburne Institute for Social Research (Australia)

PAPERS:

Mark Rifkin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
Settler Common Sense

Sarita Echavez See, University of California, Davis (CA)
Accumulating the Primitive

Magid Shihade, Birzeit University (Palestine)
Settler Colonialism in Palestine: Theoretical Debts to Local Indigenous Knowledge

Alexander Trimble Young, University of Southern California (CA)
The Settler Unchained: Constituent Power and Settler Violence

COMMENT:

Lorenzo Veracini, Swinburne Institute for Social Research (Australia)

8:45 am – 10:30 am

099. ASA Committee on American Studies Departments, Programs, and Centers: Strategies for Financial Survival in an Age of Austerity

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

Mary Lawlor, Muhlenberg College (PA)

PANELISTS:

Matthew Mancini, Saint Louis University (MO)

Sarah Hentges, University of Maine, Augusta (ME)

Alfred Hornung, University of Mainz (Germany)

Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)

Boris Vejdovsky, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

9:30 am – 5:30 pm

100. Book Exhibit (Friday)

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 1–8 (Book Exhibit) (T)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

101. Business Meeting: American Studies Journal Editorial Board

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

102. Paid in Full: Autisms, Debts, Dissents

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Diana R. Paulin, Trinity College (CT)

PANELISTS:

Julia Miele Rodas, Bronx Community College, CUNY (NY)

Christofer Foss, University of Mary Washington (VA)

Leon Hilton, New York University (NY)

Michelle Jarman, University of Wyoming (WY)

Diana R. Paulin, Trinity College (CT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

103. Sentimental Girls: Youth, Poverty, and the Nineteenth-Century Cultural Imagination

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University (KS)

PAPERS:

Nazera Sadiq Wright, University of Kentucky (KY)
Black Girlhood and the Rhetoric of Debt in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)

Todd Carmody, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Debt and Disability in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig

Kristen Proehl, State University of New York, College at Brockport (NY)
The Blank Slate: Poverty and Sentimental Pedagogy in Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys and Little Men

Kathryn Conner Bennett, College of William and Mary (VA)
Sensational Girlhood: Sentimental Convention in Laura Jean Libbey's Ionie, the Pride of the Mill

COMMENT:

Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University (KS)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

104. Contesting Strategies of Border Affirmation

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Cristina Beltran, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona (AZ)
Feeling Greater Mexico

Rebecca Schreiber, University of New Mexico (NM)
Reconfiguring Documentation: Immigration, Activism, and Practices of Visibility

COMMENT:

Cristina Beltran, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

105. Caucus – Sports Studies: Penalties, Sanctions, and Fines: Discourses of American Sports Gone Afoul

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Lucia Trimbur, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)

PAPERS:

John Bloom, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)
No Taint of Professionalism: Bicycle Racing, Scandal, and Social Privilege in Early Twentieth-Century Washington, DC

Michelle Slaughter, Texas Woman's University (TX)
Re/Bound: Rules, Respectability, and Representations Under the Reign of Rene Portland

Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Title IX and its Peculiar Institutions: The Administration of Harassment

Simon J. Bronner, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)
Football First: The Discourse of Culture and Athletics in the Jerry Sandusky Scandal at Penn State

COMMENT:

Lucia Trimbur, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

106. Paying Our Debt to the 1930s: The Great Recession, Historical Memory, and Critical Resistance

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Paula Rabinowitz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

PAPERS:

Sarah Ehlers, University of South Dakota (SD)
Staying Left of the Lyric: Recession-era Poetry's Unacknowledged Debts to Depression-era Dissent

Benjamin Balthaser, Indiana University–South Bend (IN)
Ghosts of Tom Joad: Finance Capital and the Return to the Real

Michelle Niemann, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Sustainable Farming and the Poetics of Food: Lorine Niedecker and Wendell Berry

Joseph Ramsey, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (MA)
Thirties are Behind Us: Or, Why Bother Returning to U.S. Communist Literature?

COMMENT:

Paula Rabinowitz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

107. Socialist Legacies, Revolutionary Reformations: Rethinking Indebtedness through a Politics of Protest

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

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

PAPERS:

Kalindi Vora, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Postsocialist Debt and Politics of "Out of Time": Resistance to Speculative Bio-Futures

Anita Starosta, Rhode Island School of Design (RI)
"But Isn't It Too Polish?": Translatability of Second-World Revolt and the Debts of Solidarity

Dace Dzenovska, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Mad at the State: Precarity, Affect, and the Latvian Diaspora Politics

Neda Atanasoski, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Politics of Debt and Reconciliation at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

COMMENT:

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

10:00 am – 11:45 am

108. ASA Program Committee: Beyond the "Debt" of U.S. Cold War "Liberation": Rethinking Transnational Circuits of Labor in the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Lisa Lowe, Tufts University (MA)

PAPERS:

Josen Diaz, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Always/In Hiding: On Making the Filipino/American Laboring Body During the Cold War

Amie Elizabeth Parry, National Central University (Taiwan)
Abandoned Closures: Inter-Asian and Sub-sovereign Cultures of Dissent

Chien-Ting Lin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Fleeing Care: Secret Doctors, Runaway Migrant Workers, and the Cold War

Jesook Song, University of Toronto (Canada)
Filial Workers and Caring Laborers: Tracing Indebtedness in Young Women's Labor Subjectivity in South Korea

COMMENT:

Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

109. Caucus – Digital Humanities: Digital Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge and Dissent

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Lauren Tilton, Yale University (CT)

PANELISTS:

Lauren Tilton, Yale University (CT)

Mary Battle, College of Charleston (SC)

Amanda Frisken, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (NY)

Katie Rawson, Emory University (GA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

110. ASA Students' Committee: Your First Time: Article Publishing and Professionalization for the Uninitiated

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Christopher Charles Kramaric, Yale University (CT)

PANELISTS:

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

Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University (RI)

Joanne Meyerowitz, Yale University (CT)

Michele Mitchell, New York University (NY)

Tavia Nyong'o, New York University (NY)

Kritika Agarwal, University of Buffalo (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

111. Both a Borrower and a Lender Be: Complicating Imperial Hierarchies in the American Century

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Emily Rosenberg, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

Andrew Seal, Yale University (CT)
Inside the World: John Gunther, U.S. Global Power, and the Informed Citizen

Betsy A. Beasley, Yale University (CT)
Service Learning: International Education and the Cultural Logics of Petrochemical Services

Hannah Waits, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
To the Ends of the Earth: Enchanted Internationalism and the Politics of American Evangelical Missionaries

COMMENT:

Petra Goedde, Temple University (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

112. Queer Politics and The Debt of Representation

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Darius Bost, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PAPERS:

Ayisha Ashley Al-Sayyad, Emory University (GA)
The Queer Everyday: Global Debts/Local Desires in Beirut, Lebanon

Carly Thomsen, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Indebted: Gay Visibility and Capitalism

Melissa Autumn White, University of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)
Documenting the Undocumented

COMMENT:

Darius Bost, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

113. Caucus – Activism: Boycott as a Non-Violent Strategy of Collective Dissent

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Jordana Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Salah Hassan, Michigan State University (MI)
Historicizing Boycott Politics: Anti-Colonial, Anti-Apartheid, Anti-Occupation

Gabriel Schivone, Students for Justice in PalestineBoycotts Past and Present: A Mexican-Indigenous Perspective

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Jewish Voice for PeaceTIAA-CREF Divest: A Current BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Campaign in Historic Context

Robin D. G. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
The Uses of Boycott in the Black Freedom Movement, From Civil Rights to Anti-Apartheid

COMMENT:

Curtis Frank Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

114. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Accumulation: Settler Colonialism and Military Occupation as Paradigms for Neoliberal State Formation II: Legal Legacies

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

David Lloyd, University of California, Riverside (CA)

PAPERS:

Aziz Rana, Cornell University (NY)
Settler Security and the Constitution as the Guardian of Order

Sherene Razack, University of Toronto (Canada)
Dying from Improvement: Redemptive Gestures in an Inquiry into the Death of an Aboriginal Man in Police Custody

Kiri Sailiata, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Aqua Nullius: The Influence of the Sea Power Doctrine on Military Colonialism

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Settler Colonialism's Reliance on Accumulation by Dispossession: Occupied East Jerusalem

COMMENT:

David Lloyd, University of California, Riverside (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

115. Business Meeting: Critical Prison Studies Caucus Mythbusters' Mixer

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

116. Caucus – Material Culture: About Something or for Someone? Curatorial Ethics and Cultural Debts (Off-site)

Hillwood Museum, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

CHAIR:

Sarah Anne Carter, Chipstone Foundation (WI)

PANELISTS:

Nicole Belolan, University of Delaware (DE)

Estella M. Chung, Hillwood Museum (DC)

Jenn Sichel, University of Chicago (IL)

Jonathan Frederick Walz, Rollins College (FL)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

117. Tour: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden—Gratis Admission (Off-site)

Hillwood Museum, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:45 am – 12:30 pm

118. ASA Committee on American Studies Departments, Programs and Centers: Strategies for Intra-Institutional Alliances to Ensure Program Stability

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

Mark Rice, St. John Fisher College (NY)

PANELISTS:

Elizabeth Engelhardt, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Amy Erdman Farrell, Dickinson College (PA)

Horace Porter, University of Iowa (IA)

Jane Rhodes, Macalester College (MN)

Andrew Schocket, Bowling Green State University (OH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

119. Business Meeting: Digital Humanities Caucus

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

120. Demons of Comparison: Ethnic Studies and the Imperatives of Imperialism

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

PANELISTS:

Andrea Opitz, Stonehill College (MA)

Vince Schleitwiler, Williams College (MA)

Kiara Vigil, Amherst College (MA)

Tala Khanmalek, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

121. Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in American Studies

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Andrew Riess, IIE

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

122. U.S. Indebtedness to the Americas: Interventions in Hemispheric Studies

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Eric Wertheimer, Arizona State University (AZ)

PAPERS:

Claire F. Fox, University of Iowa (IA)
Hemispheric American Visual Cultures: From the State-Private Network to Neoliberalism

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State University (AZ)
Border Fictions from the Canada-U.S. Boundary: Hemispheric Studies and Environmental Criticism

Monika Kaup, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Tracing an Actor-Network in U.S.-Mexico Border Fiction: Paul Flores's Novel Along the Border Lies (2001)

COMMENT:

Eric Wertheimer, Arizona State University (AZ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

123. Intimate Economies in the Age of Security

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Abigail Boggs, University of California, Davis (CA)

PAPERS:

Liz Montegary, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
An Army of Debt: Financial Readiness and the Military Family

Deborah Cohler, San Francisco State University (CA)
Domestic Economies: The Mass Marketing of Military Spouses

Nancy Hiemstra, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY); Deirdre Conlon, Saint Peter's College (NJ)
Intimate Economies: Immigration Enforcement, Private Corporations, and Immigration Detention

Tristan Josephson, University of California, Davis (CA)
Transactions: The Economic Relations of Trans(gender) Migration and Citizenship

COMMENT:

Abigail Boggs, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

124. Foundational Debts

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College (MA)

PAPERS:

Benjamin Wiggins, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Completion Bondage: The Growth of American Cinema's Indebtedness to the Insurance Industry

Christian Kloeckner, University of Bonn (Germany)
Credit Nostalgia: The Temporality and Materiality of Debt

Andrea Louise Mays, University of New Mexico (NM)
Over His Read Body: A Rhetoric of the Debt of Collective Responsibility

Tara Christina Foley, Fordham University (NY)
Speculative Building, Spectacular Debt: The Growth of the Skyscraper and the Discourse of Zoning

COMMENT:

Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

125. Debt, Dissent, and Decolonization: Histories of American Imperial Remainders and Colonial Reminders in the Philippines

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

PAPERS:

Colleen Woods, Amherst College (MA)
"It Took 40 Years to Build Something Like That": American Colonial Nostalgia in the Philippines after WWII

Karen Miller, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
Rejecting the Debt of Service: Philippine Muslims and the Invention of the Postcolonial Nation

Allan Lumba, Harvard University (MA)
Forgiving Empire: Debt and Difference in the Age of Decolonization, 1929–1942

COMMENT:

Faye Caronan, University of Colorado, Denver (CO)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

126. Indebted to Death: A Traffic in Black Bodies and Suffering

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Michael Sappol, National Library of Medicine (MD)

PAPERS:

Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Death, Dissection, and Debt: Postmortem Souvenirs from Enslaved Bodies

Gabrielle Foreman, University of Delaware (DE)
A Doctor's Fortune: An Inheritance of Black Bones

Marisa J. Fuentes, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
The Treasury's Debt: Enslaved Executions, Compensation, and Intra-Gendered Violence in Colonial Bridgetown, Barbados

COMMENT:

Michael Sappol, National Library of Medicine (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

127. One Big Mixed Race Classroom: New Models for Digital, Transnational, and Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Asha Nadkarni, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PANELISTS:

Zelideth María Rivas, Marshall University (WV)

Michele Elam, Stanford University (CA)

Lawrence-Minh B Davis, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Catherine Ceniza Choy, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Steven F. Riley, Independent Scholar

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

128. Why Policy Needs History?

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Timothy McCarthy, Harvard University (MA)

PANELISTS:

David Erickson, San Francisco Federal Reserve (CA)

Julia Ott, New School University (NY)

Gabriela Sandoval, Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative (CA)

Devin Fergus, Demos (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

129. The Other Sides of Debt: Credit, Labor, Value

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Caitlin Zaloom, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Jasper Bernes, Duke University (NC)
Everyday Nihilism: Debt and the Absence of the Future

Annie McClanahan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Swindlers and Prophets: The Fictions of Fictitious Capital

Christopher Nealon, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Debt and Its Theories

COMMENT:

Caitlin Zaloom, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

130. A Debt and a Dream: The Afterlives of the March on Washington

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Paul M. Farber, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA)

PANELISTS:

Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University (DC)

Paul M. Farber, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Joshua B. Guild, Princeton University (NJ)

Toussaint Losier, University of Chicago (IL)

Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

Salamishah Tillet, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

131. Keywords: Debt and...Freedom, Government, Racialization, Society

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Glenn Hendler, Fordham University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Stephanie E. Smallwood, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Leerom Medovoi, University of Arizona (AZ)

Daniel Martinez HoSang, University of Oregon (OR)

Oneka LaBennett, Cornell University (NY)

Glenn Hendler, Fordham University (NY)

The presenters have posted their papers on line. Click to view them at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3qtrio3u1096rsg/k6J6btg4I3

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

132. ASA Program Committee: Economies of Dispossession (I): The Measure of Value

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Lisa Marie Cacho, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected

Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (NM)
Reconciliation and the Racial Economy of Attrition

Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Speculative Surplus: Asian American Racialization and the Neoliberal Shift

COMMENT:

Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

133. When Interdisciplinary Isn't Enough: Critical Approaches to Public Practice in American Studies

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

PANELISTS:

Elizabeth Ann Duclos-Orsello, Salem State College (MA)

George Sanchez, University of Southern California (CA)

Jack Tchen, New York University (NY)

Gerd Hurm, University of Trier (Germany)

Miriam Bartha, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Ifeoma Nwankwo, Vanderbilt University (TN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

134. Aesthetics Under Obligation: Art and Performance in Asian/America (Off-site)

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Corner of 8th Street and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

CHAIR:

Christine B. Balance, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University (IL)
Koden: Emily Hanako Momohara's Performance of Obligation

Joan Kee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Tehching Hsieh, In Good Faith

Amy C. Tang, Wesleyan University (CT)
Trauma, Exceptionalism, and Asian American Studies' Obligations to the Past

COMMENT:

Christine B. Balance, University of California, Irvine (CA)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

135. Business Meeting: 2014 Program Committee

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

136. Business Meeting: Encyclopedia of American Studies Editorial Board

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

137. Ethnic Studies in a Moment of Danger

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Lee Bebout, Arizona State University (AZ)

PANELISTS:

Wendy Cheng, Arizona State University (AZ)

Heidi Lewis, Colorado College (CO)

Anita Fernandez, Prescott College (AZ)

Jennifer Hayashida, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

138. Theorizing Debt, Theorizing Resistance

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Suzanne Smith, George Mason University (VA)

PAPERS:

Christopher Michael Cowley, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Liberty's Austerity: National Panic and the Liberalization of the Antebellum U.S. Public Sphere

Miriam Meissner, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Narrating Debt: Market, Myth, and the Global Financial City

Kelvin Calhoun Black, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
Perspectival Shifts in the Social Change Thought of Dussel and Graeber

Tona J. Hangen, Worcester State University (MA)
Taking the Wrong Side: Massive Resistance and the Moral Universe of History

COMMENT:

Suzanne Smith, George Mason University (VA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

139. Chicana/o-Native American Relations: Post-colonialism and Contradictions in the Spanish-Anglo Colonized Borderlands

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Daphne Taylor-Garcia, University of California, San Diego (CA)

PANELISTS:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, East Bay (CA)

Daphne Taylor-Garcia, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Gloria Chacon, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Nicholas W. Estes, University of New Mexico (NM)

Michael Trujillo, University of New Mexico (NM)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

140. The Financialization of Social Life

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

PAPERS:

James Daniel Elam, Northwestern University (IL)
Dhan Gopal Mukerji's Debts

Sarah Jane Seidman, University of Rochester (NY)
Political Exile, Transnational Encounters, and the Debts of Citizenship

Louis G. Prisock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Repent from Financial Sin: Prosperity Gospel and the Personal Finance Industry

John McGlothlin III, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Storied Leviathans: Sublime Narratives of the Financial Institution

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

141. Solidarities Against Slow Violence

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Michael Aaron Rockland, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Erin Leigh Durban-Albrecht, University of Arizona (AZ)
AIDS and Accusation Revisited

Margaret Hunt Gram, Harvard University (MA)
After the State?: Sam Greenlee, Oscar Zeta Acosta, and the Mechanisms of Collective Dissent

Stephen Knadler, Spelman College (GA)
Slow Violence and the Speculative Economy of Early Race Radicalism

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, New York University (NY)
They Can Beat Us in the Streets, But They'll Never Beat Us at the Bargaining Table: Service Work, Collective Dissent, and University Restructuring

COMMENT:

Michael Aaron Rockland, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

142. Debts of Empire: Representations and Politics

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Cynthia Tolentino, University of Oregon (OR)

PAPERS:

Adam John Waterman, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Apollo and Hercules Combined: The Eroticization of the Native Body and the Cultural Constitution of Value

Amy Lee, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Imperial Debt in American Literature: Coolies, Opium, and U.S.-China Trade Relations of the Long Twentieth Century

Laura Elizabeth Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Island of Debts: Corporate Interests, Community Struggle, and Water on the Island of Lanai

Sarah Jo Mayville, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Trans-Temporal Unpaid Debt: Blackhawk's Body, Bones, and "Skull"

COMMENT:

Cynthia Tolentino, University of Oregon (OR)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

143. ASA Program Committee: Indebted Practice: Collaborative Research and Intellectual Debts

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Amanda Ciafone, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

PANELISTS:

Michael Denning, Yale University (CT)

Eli Jelly-Schapiro, Yale University (CT)

Monica Munoz Martinez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Amanda Ciafone, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

144. Caucus – Sound Studies: Sampling Phonographies: Sonic Memory and the Long History of Sampling

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas (KS)

PAPERS:

Gustavus Stadler, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA)
Charles Chesnutt, Sonic Memory, and Racial Terror

Alexander William Corey, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Collaborative Sampling: The John Coltrane Quartet's Favorite Thing

Meghan Drury, George Washington University (DC)
Across Time and Space: Hearing Sun Ra's Egypt

Jack Hamilton, Harvard University (MA)
Making Beats, Making Wakes: Loss, Memory, and Style in the Music of RZA and DJ Premier

COMMENT:

Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas (KS)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

145. Migrant Dissent: Countering Gender Violence and Racial Governance in Immigration Law Enforcement

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIRS:

Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University (NY)

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Yale University (CT)

PANELISTS:

Esmeralda Arrizón-Palomera, Cornell University (NY)

Nancy Quintanilla, Cornell University (NY)

Cecilia M. Rivas, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Sarahí Uribe, National Day Laborer Organizing Network

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

146. American Quarterly: Species/Race/Sex—A Special Issue

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIRS:

Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Carla Freccero, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

PAPERS:

Neel Ahuja, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Chimpanzee Sanctuary: "Surplus" Life and the Politics of Transspecies Care

Greta Gaard, University of Wisconsin, River Falls (WI)
Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies

Melissa Gonzalez, Davidson College (NC); Angeles Donoso Macaya, City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY)
Orthodox Transgressions: Queering Animal Studies and Other Anthropocentric Border Crossings in Latino America

Harlan Weaver, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Becoming in Kind: Race, Gender, and Nation in Pit Bull Worlds

COMMENTS:

Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Carla Freccero, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

147. ASA International Committee: American Studies and the State of Collective Dissent in the Arab World

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Ira Dworkin, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)

PANELISTS:

Ebony Coletu*, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Eid Mohamed, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)

Marwan M. Obeidat, Hashemite University (Jordan)

Faiza Senouci-Meberbeche, University of Abu Bakr Belkaid of Tlemcen (Algeria)

Mounira Soliman, Cairo University (Egypt)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

148. Methodologies of Debt

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Francisco J. Galarte, University of Arizona (AZ)

PAPERS:

Miranda Joseph, University of Arizona (AZ)
Making Debt

Leigh Claire La Berge, St. Mary's University, Halifax (Canada)
Debt in an Expanded Field: The Debt Visualizations of Cassie Thornton

Pamela A. Brown, The New School for Social Research (NY)
When Theory Meets Heart: The Rolling Jubilee as a New Methodology for Debt Resistance

Marcia Klotz, University of Arizona (AZ)
The Elephant in the Room: A Pedagogy of the Indebted

COMMENT:

Francisco J. Galarte, University of Arizona (AZ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

149. Deficit, Debt, and the DSM-5: The Immeasurable Costs of Psychiatric Power

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

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

PAPERS:

Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Of Monsters and Moralism: Diagnosis and the Switch-Points of Vile Sovereignty

Kenneth Rogers, York University (Canada)
Attention Deficits: The DSM V and the Cultural Logic of Psychopathology

Heather Lukes, Occidental College (CA)
I Know It When I Can't See It: Paraphilia, Immunity, Surplus

COMMENT:

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

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

150. Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy: An Assembly on Debt, Race, and Neo-Liberalism

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

The session involves students, educators and activists in a group discussion facilitated in the format of the global justice movements. Participants will include Amin Husain, an activist, artist and editor of Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy who is developing networks with activists from Palestine, Chile, France and Argentina; Pamela Brown, a doctoral student in sociology and a debt activist; and Yates McKee, an activist, artist and writer and part of the editorial team of Tidal and co-editor of Sensible Feelings (Zone, 2012), among other participants. There will be no "star" speakers, and facilitators will engage "progressive stack" to ensure a balanced discussion. Outcomes will be determined by the participants and may include publications, organizing and future actions.2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

151. Caucus – Visual Culture: Spectacles of Debt: Visualizing Indebtedness in Landscape Painting, Documentary Photography, and the Mass Media (Off-site)

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Corner of 8th Street and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

CHAIR:

Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)

PAPERS:

Erin Royston Battat, Harvard University (MA)
Dorothea Lange's Hill House Photographs: Visualizing Interracial Resistance to Agrarian Debt Peonage

Maggie Cao, Harvard University (MA)
Painting Against Development: Ralph Blakelock and Shantytowns in 1870s New York

Kathalene Razzano, Independent Scholar
Deadbeat Dads and Daytime Television: "Worthless" Men in a Neoliberal Logic of Failure

Fan Yang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
The Spectacle of National Debt in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

COMMENT:

Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

152. Business Meeting: Minority Scholars Committee

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

153. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Life and Debt: Race, the American Healthcare System, and Race-based Medicine

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Leslie R. Hinkson, Georgetown University (DC)

PAPERS:

Anne Pollock, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
From Community Partnerships to $0-Copay Coupons: Patients, Prescribers, and Payers in the Marketing of BiDil

Ruha Benjamin, Boston University (MA)
People's Science: Bodies, Rights, and the "Race for Cures" on the Stem Cell Frontier

Nadine Ehlers, University of Wollongong (Australia)
Target: Biomedical Hotspotting and Racialized Indebtedness

Amy Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Competing Responsibilities: The Dilemmas of Racially Targeted Health Services

COMMENT:

Leslie R. Hinkson, Georgetown University (DC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

154. Bad Debts: History by Default

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Jessica Lepler, University of New Hampshire (NH)

PAPERS:

Peter James Hudson, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Dark Finance and Odious Debt: The Chase National Bank in Cuba, 1926–1935

Scott Nelson, College of William and Mary (VA)
Monkey Jackets, White Whales, and the Sod Frontier: How Bad Debt Built a Nation and Brought a Civil War

Louis Hyman, Cornell University (NY)
Bad Debt as Good Business: Credit Card "Losses" and Credit Card Growth, 1958–1992

COMMENT:

Jessica Lepler, University of New Hampshire (NH)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

155. Immigrant Politics and New Social Movements

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University (MA)

PAPERS:

Lee Ann Wang, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Logics of Exchange in Discourses of Legal Protection: The Appearance of Contradiction in the Value of Rescue Narratives over Immigrant Woman and Dissent Against Immigration Enforcement

Nadia Kim, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Politics without the "Politics": Gender, Race, and Citizenship in Immigrant Women's Clean Air Campaigns

Christina Gerken, Indiana University–South Bend (IN)
Politics, Social Justice, and Economic Impact: Polarized Narratives about Undocumented Youth

Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Yale University (CT)
Sólo Queremos El Respeto: Racialization of Labor and Hierarchal Culture in the U.S. Restaurant Industry

COMMENT:

Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University (MA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

156. Bodies in Debt

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Juliana Chang, Santa Clara University (CA)

PAPERS:

Karisa Butler-Wall, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Risky Business: Race, Citizenship, and the Biopolitics of Debt in the "Obesity Crisis"

Tomoaki Morikawa, University of Tokyo (Japan)
The Horizon of Comics: Dealing with Trauma through the Form of Graphic Narrative

Clare M. Daniel, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Neoliberal Safety (Inter)Net: Teen Pregnancy, Social Media, and Citizenship

Brittany Farr, University of Southern California (CA)
"Ain't Nobody's Business": Transforming Abuse into Capital

COMMENT:

Juliana Chang, Santa Clara University (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

157. Urban Citizenship: Violence and Desire

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Liat Ben Moshe, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

PAPERS:

Stephanie Stevenson, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Baltimore Knows Best: The Politics of Policing Urban Black Adolescent Female Bodies, Sexual Citizenship, and Desire

Martha Nadell, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Brooklyn on My Mind: The Literature of Gentrification

Mercy Romero, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Demolition Futures: Camden's Real Estate

Rene Esparza, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
The Violence of Property: Race, Space, and the Neoliberal Restructuring of Public Housing in Minneapolis

COMMENT:

Liat Ben Moshe, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

158. Tourism, Debt, and Disaster: The Politics of Touring the Toxic Everyday

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Arlene Davila, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Phaedra Pezzullo, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Touring Toxics: Tactics of Dissent from Human Sacrifice Zones to Everyday Life

Liza Keanuenueokalani Williams, New York University (NY)
De-Occupying Hawai'i: The Politics of "Security" in a Touristic and Militarized State

Jennifer Lynn Kelly, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Your Work is Not Here: Solidarity Tourism in Occupied Palestine

Lynnell Thomas, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Because of You, New Orleans is Coming Back: Tourism and Recovery in Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath

COMMENT:

Arlene Davila, New York University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

159. The Politics of Exigency: Dispossession, Petitioning, and the Limits of Legal Recourse

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Adam Lewis, Boston College (MA)
Petitions, Oaths of Allegiance, and Sovereignty in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i

Samantha Seeley, New York University (NY)
Petitioning, the Colonizing Influence, and the Right to Remain in Nineteenth-Century Virginia

Emma Stapely, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Refugee Arts of Complaint: Black Petitioners in Sierra Leone, 1790–1800

COMMENT:

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

160. Caucus – Sound Studies: Musical Debts: Appropriations, Reparations, or New Traditions?

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Barry Shank, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

PANELISTS:

Kirstie Dorr, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Sumanth Gopinath, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego (CA)

COMMENT:

Jonathan Sterne, McGill University (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

161. Immigrant Matters

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Pamela Thoma, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PAPERS:

Greg Robinson, Université du Québec Montréal (Canada)
Creole Nippon: The Impact of Japanese on Lousiana

Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College (PA)
Documenting Diaspora: Performance, Photography, and History in Annu Matthew's An Indian From India

Cynthia G. Franklin, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Love and Terror in Dave Eggers' Zeitoun: "Homeland Security," Domestic Violence, and Other Unnatural Disasters

Andrea Quintero, Yale University (CT)
More Than a Souvenir: Cultural Debt and the Transnational Otavaleño Satchel

COMMENT:

Pamela Thoma, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

162. Default: Black Life and the Poetics of Nonpayment

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Jeremy Matthew Glick, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)

PAPERS:

Sampada Aranke, University of California, Davis (CA)
A Place where "Patience has its limits": Black Lawlessness and Jackson's Radical Repayment

Nijah Cunningham, Columbia University (NY)
Revenge!: Dissent, Time, and the Psychic Life of the Discredited

Benjamin D'Harlingue, Saint Mary's College of California (CA)
Species, Environment, and Anti-Black Violence: The Visual Culture of Devastation in Louisiana

Yumi Pak, University of California, Davis (CA)
"Say, who owns this house?": Communal Debt and National Ingratitude in Toni Morrison's Home

COMMENT:

Nikolas Oscar Sparks, Duke University (NC)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

163. ASA Students' Committee: Teaching Tips and Tricks for Graduate Students

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Hilary Miller, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)

PANELISTS:

Michelle Morgan, Yale University (CT)

Sam Franklin, Brown University (RI)

Jennifer Fang, University of Delaware (DE)

Christopher Eng, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

164. Topologies, Ethics, Critique, Resistance: A Roundtable on Debt

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University (CA)

PAPERS:

Richard Dienst, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Topologies of Debt

Lauren Goodlad, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Why Critique Has Not Run out of Steam

Bruce Robbins, Columbia University (NY)
The Financial Sector as a Place of Moral Confusion

Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)
Debt Resistance: A Challenge for Organizers

COMMENT:

David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

165. Dying for Work: Latina/o Labor and the Price of American Health, 1930–1965

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

Stephen Pitti , Yale Univeristy (NJ)

PAPERS:

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda, Cornell University (NY)
A Chance to Live: Mexican Farmworkers and the Right to Good Health and Housing

Chantel Rodriguez, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Broken Bodies: Railroad Braceros' Struggle for Rights to Body and Health during WWII

John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Cold War Demands: Post-war Medical Expansion and the Burdens of Latino Migrant Physicians, 1945–1965

COMMENT:

Stephen Pitti, Yale University (CT)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

166. Occupy Imaginaries

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Rebecca N Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)

PAPERS:

Cathleen (Kate) Eichhorn, New School University (NY)
Eros, Thanatos, Xerox: Copy Machines and Social Change

Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University (MI)
Nonsynchrononous Collective Resistance

Sean Cashbaugh, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Orientation and Resonance in a Radical Imaginary: Avant-Garde, Underground, Occupy

Maria Faini, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Taking the Port, Claiming the Sky, Seeking the Feminine

COMMENT:

Rebecca N Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

167. Caucus – Visual Culture: Recuperating Disabled Spaces: Intimacies of Visual and Tactile Cultures (Off-site)

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Corner of 8th Street and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

CHAIR:

Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Adria L. Imada, University of California, San Diego (CA)
A Leprosy Album: Medical Photography in America's Tropical Empire

David Serlin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Learning at Your Fingertips: Architecture, Disability, and Tactile Modernity in the Early Twentieth Century

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Recovered Photographs: Injury and the Aesthetics of Recuperation in American War Imaging

Aimi Hamraie, Emory University (GA)
Universal Design and the National Museum: Representing Knowledge, Culture, and Belonging

COMMENT:

Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

168. Reception: Food Culture Studies Caucus

Washington Hilton, Concourse Foyer I (C)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

169. Reception: University of Iowa American Studies Department

Washington Hilton, International Terrace II (T)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

170. ASA Town Hall: The United States and Israel/Palestine

Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East (C)

CHAIR:

Jodi Melamed, Marquette University (WI)

PANELISTS:

J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University (CT)

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

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

Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Ella Shohat, New York University (NY)

Alex Lubin, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

Ahmad H. Sa'di, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

171. Reception: Southern American Studies Association

The Blaguard, 2003 18th Streeet, NW, Washington, DC 20009, www.blaguarddc.com

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

172. Reception: Visual Culture and Material Culture Caucuses (Off-site at National Portrait Gallery)

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Corner of 8th Street and F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

173. Awards Ceremony

Washington Hilton International Ballroom Center (C)

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

174. ASA President's Address

Washington Hilton International Ballroom Center (C)

9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

175. Reception: ASA President's Reception

Washington Hilton, International Terrace II (T)