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Friday, October 9, 2015


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8:00 am – 9:45 am

Business Meeting of Editors of American Quarterly

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle - 43rd Floor

8:00 am – 9:45 am

122. The Misery of Settler Colonialism. Roundtable on Glen Coulthard's Red Skin, White Masks and Audra Simpson's Mohawk Interruptus

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

In this roundtable, critical theory scholars from diverse fields will engage the following questions: How does Indigenous studies' emphasis on primitive accumulation reshape Marxist theory? How can postcolonial theory be informed by Indigneous theory's focus on the settler logics of nation-states? What does "post-identity" politics look like within genocidal dependent on the erasure of indigenous identities? These scholars will also assess the impact of Indigenous theory for futures of anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist politics in general.

CHAIR:
Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College(MA)
PANELISTS:
Nikhil Singh, New York University (NY)
Denise Ferreira Da Silva, University of London (United Kingdom)
Leanne Simpson, Independent Scholar
Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)
Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

123. Violent Intimacies: Producing Racial Terror in American Visual and Material Culture

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Courtney Baker, Connecticut College (CT)
PAPERS:
Sarah Jones Weicksel, University of Chicago (IL)
Material of Misery: Dress and Racial Violence in the Era of Emancipation
Katherine Lennard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
"Yours in the Sacred and Unfailing Bond": The Banal Violence of Klankraft in 1920's Montana
La Tanya S. Autry, University of Delaware (DE)
A Brutal Embrace: Domesticating Lynching in American Visual Culture
Amy K. King, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)
Circulating the Violent Plantation Mistress: Plantation Pulps, Contemporary Artwork, and Violence Made Intimate
COMMENT:
Dana E. Byrd, Bowdoin College (ME)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

124. Caucus Critical Prison Studies: Carceral Globalization and Circuits of Resistance I

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

Part I of this double roundtable analyzes the global exchange of carceral policies and technologies between the United States and other sites including Mexico, Israel/Palestine, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. The panelists consider how marginalized populations have experienced intensified policing at the same time that neoliberal globalization has worked to create an illusion of free movement.

CHAIR:
Marisol LeBrón, Dickinson College (PA)
PANELISTS:
Marisol LeBrón, Dickinson College (PA)
Stuart Schrader, Harvard University (MA)
Jonathan Xavier Inda, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Lila A. Sharif, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
COMMENT:
Deborah Cowen, University of Toronto (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

125. Histories of Violence I: Gender and Sexuality

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Kidada Williams, Wayne State University (MI)
When the Men Came: New Histories of Violence after the Civil War
Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University (MI)
Murder in the Motor City: Police Violence and the 1967 Rebellion.
Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Understanding Racial and Colonial Violence
COMMENT:
Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

126. Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies: How Does It Feel? Aesthetics, Minoritarian Politics and the Political Sensorium

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Kyla D. Tompkins, Pomona College (CA)
PAPERS:
Zakiyya Iman Jackson, George Mason University (VA)
Sense of Things
Uri McMillan, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Eroticized Corporealities, Embodied Objects: Adrian Piper, Narcissister, and Black Dance
Kelli Moore, New York University (NY)
Handling Digital Witnesses: Battered Women's Testimony and the Conquest of Voice and Image
Ivy G. Wilson, Northwestern University (IL)
A Crisis of the Sensorium: Sound, Nonsense, Politics
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

127. Queering Governmentality

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington (WA)
PAPERS:
Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College (IA)
Billions of Innocent Lives: Contemporary Allegories of (Queer) Settler Colonialism in Guardians of the Galaxy and Naughty Boy's "La la la" Music Video
Christina Belcher, University of Southern California (CA)
The Alpioneers and the Settler Colonial Spirit of the Gay Liberation Front
Rudi Kraeher, University of California, Riverside (CA)
To Share, Not to Surrender: Masochism, Drag, and Historical Reenactment in the Museum
Kaveh Landsverk, Columbia University (NY)
A Category Called Queer: Identity and Governmentality in Youth Prisons
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

128. Students' Committee: Mock Job Interview Forum

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

This forum presents a mock interview between three faculty members who will serve on a mock search committee and a graduate student to an audience of ASA graduate students. The forum provides an opportunity for students to witness what may transpire during an academic job interview. An open Q&A will take place following the interview, graduate students can ask faculty specific questions and seek advice on interviewing and strategies while on the academic job market.

CHAIR:
Genevieve Alva Clutario, Harvard University (MA)
PANELISTS:
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (NM)
Christina Hanhardt, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Amanda Stuckey, College of William and Mary (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

129. From Divine Sorrow to Refugee Resentment: Tracing Transnational Vietnamese Counter-Memories

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Timothy August, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PAPERS:
Vinh Nguyen, McMaster University (Canada)
Refugee Resentment
Natalia Duong, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Exposing Agent Orange: Diasporic Reparation and Misery
Evyn Le Espiritu, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
'Divine Sorrow' and Cold War Pasts: Interrogating Vietnam's Solidarity with the State of Palestine
Thu-huong Nguyen-Vo, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Articulated Sorrows: Intercolonial Imaginings and the National Singular
COMMENT:
Timothy August, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

130. Asian American Sporting Cultures: Playing through Sporting Pleasures, Resisting Racialized Exclusions

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
PAPERS:
Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University (MA)
"We're Not Built for Sports": Indian Americans' Pursuit of Bees as Alternative Competitions
Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Helmets, Cleats and Shoulder Pads: Hmong Youth Making Their Mark in America through Sports
Christina Chin, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Asian American Sports Leagues as a Counter-space
COMMENT:
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

131. Re/Producing Ferguson in Europe: Protest Movements from the Streets to the Classroom

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
Maren Stange, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art (NY)
PAPERS:
Hannah-Rose Murray, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
The Foul Spirit of Slavery: Racism and Ferguson in a Transatlantic Context
Saskia Hertlein, University of Duisburg–Essen (Germany)
Ferguson in Europe? (Re)Producing Contemporary Protest Movements in German Classrooms
Simone Puff, University of Graz (Austria)
The Ferguson Syllabus: Reproducing America's Cultural Politics of Protest in Austria
COMMENT:
Maren Stange, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

132. Rejecting Misery: Engaging Critical Ethnic Studies in Arizona

Sheraton Centre, Maple

This roundtable consists of faculty from different units at Arizona State University who will draw upon their Arizonan experiences to provide insights about engaging and resisting the reproduction of white supremacy, police brutality, and other social inequities across the nation. The presenters share diverse insights and perspectives about how they engage critical ethnic and gender studies pedagogy and praxis in the face of Arizona legislative and student attempts to reproduce and sustain the misery of social inequities. They also, in turn, will explore how these challenges have informed their own scholarship.

CHAIR:
Louis Mendoza, Arizona State University West (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Sujey Vega, Arizona State University (AZ)
Alejandra Elenes, Arizona State University West (AZ)
Louis Mendoza, Arizona State University West (AZ)
H.L.T. Quan, Arizona State University (AZ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

133. Miserabilist Mediations: Recording, Radio, Reportage, and the Multimedia of Racial Reproduction and Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Christine Bold, University of Guelph (Canada)
PAPERS:
Kristin Moriah, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Singing Books: The Curation of Sound in Sissieretta Jones's Scrapbook
Brooks E. Hefner, James Madison University (VA)
Coon Songs, Recording Technology, and Race-Making Machines
Jesse W. Schwartz, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
The Plot of Debt: Raced Radicals, Serialization, and the Pedagogy of Capitalist Crisis
Anne Donlon, Emory University (GA)
"Bury that Agony, Bury this Hate": Owen Dodson's World War II Radio Plays
COMMENT:
Christine Bold, University of Guelph (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

134. Misery and Memorial: On the 9/11 Museum, its Objects, Topography, and Scale

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
David Kieran, Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
PANELISTS:
Thomas Stubblefield, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)
Absence as Medium
Mike Hill, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Museum as 'Megamachine'
Bettina Carbonell, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
Approach with Caution
Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas, Skidmore College (NY)
Embodied Trauma
Bimbisar Irom, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Memorializing 9/11 Through Forgotten Flights and Impossible Museums

8:00 am – 9:45 am

135. Black Miseries and Modes of Satirical Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Darryl Dickson-Carr, Southern Methodist University (TX)
PAPERS:
Brandon James Manning, University of Nevada–Las Vegas (NV)
The Right Kind of Laughter: The Politics of Misery and Resistance in Black Satire
Lisa Guerrero, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
"If This World Were Mine": The Spectacle and Speculation of Black Lives in Contemporary Satire
Theri A. Pickens, Bates College (ME)
The Color Line in Sardonic Shades of Blue: Disability and Race in African American Literature
COMMENT:
Darryl Dickson-Carr, Southern Methodist University (TX)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

136. Early American Spaces of Misery: The Alienation of Labor and Land in Homes, Cities, Frontiers

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Teresa Anne Murphy, George Washington University (DC)
PAPERS:
Miranda Green-Barteet, Western University (Canada)
Miserable Domesticity: Resistance, Domestic Ideology, and Misery in Elizabeth Keckley's Thirty Years a Slave; or, Four Years in the White House
John O'Keefe, Ohio University–Chillicothe (OH)
Indentured German Migrants' Narratives of Exploitation and Matriculation into Citizenship in the Early American Republic
Laurel Clark Shire, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Armed and Domestic: White Women, Slavery, Seminole Removal and the First American Homestead Policy
COMMENT:
Nancy Rhoden, Western University (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

137. Moving Beyond Misery in the Black Queer Archive

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Charles I. Nero, Bates College (ME)
PAPERS:
Darius Bost, San Francisco State University (CA)
"Less Final a Loss": Theorizing Black Queerness Beyond the Flesh in Melvin Dixon's Diaries
Andreana Clay, San Francisco State University (CA)
All Black Lives Matter: Queering Black Social Movements
Terrance Wooten, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Lost in the Crowd: Recovering the Narratives and Regulating the Lives of Black Queer Homeless Youth in New York City
Marlon Moore, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC)
The Erotics of Coalition Building in Black Women's Dystopic Futures
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

138. Neoliberal Reproduction of the Cold War "Miseries"

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Jesook Song, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Naifei Ding, National Central University (Taiwan)
Beyond Cold Sex Wars
Chien-Ting Lin, National Central University (Taiwan)
Neoliberal Cold War Biomedicalization of Human(ity) and Terror
Amie Elizabeth Parry, National Central University (Taiwan)
Speculative Pasts and Futures of Cold War Capitalist Illiberalism
Kyung Hee Ha, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Zainichi Koreans in the Era of Global(ized) 'War on Terror'
COMMENT:
Jesook Song, University of Toronto (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

139. Re/production in Biocapitalism: Feminist Speculation and Alternative Futures

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

The panelists analyze the politics of human reproduction, reproduction in agriculture and industry, and the reproduction of late capitalisms based on their original ethnographic and/or cultural studies scholarship. Each has developed theoretical frameworks in order to understand the meaning of reproduction in our time—in the context of globalization, neoliberalism, and the rise of forms of surplus accumulation (sometimes referred to as biocapitalist) that function partially or predominantly through the exploitation of reproductive processes and bodies, biological parts and products, and/or through dispersion of reproductive functions across economic and social domains.

CHAIR:
Neferti X.M. Tadiar, Barnard College (NY)
PANELISTS:
Vanessa Agard-Jones, Yale University (CT)
Alys Eve Weinbaum, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Rachel Lee, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

140. Race and Resistance in the Folklorization and Reappropriation of Musical Cultures of Struggle

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Stephanie Vander Wel, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PAPERS:
Jesse P. Karlsberg, Emory University (GA)
Separate but Equal?: Civil Rights on Stage at Sacred Harp Folk Festival Performances, 1964–1970
James Deutsch, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
Folk the Army!: GI Resistance in Music and Song
Christian O'Connell, University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
"Dreaming Up the Blues": The Birth of Transatlantic Blues Scholarship
COMMENT:
Stephanie Vander Wel, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

141. Race and the Age of Revolution in Hemispheric Studies

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

This roundtable focuses on the United States, the Francophone Caribbean and the Hispanic Caribbean. How did figures of mulatto/a and slave rebels serve to bring into focus debates on revolution? How did the afterlives of the Haitian Revolution in the Americas manifest themselves in the ways in which some revolutions adopted others as models? What were the competing temporalities and chronologies of revolution in the Americas? What were the connections and disjunctures between antislavery and revolutionary movements? What are the stories that the prevailing narratives of the Atlantic revolutions have left out, and how can those forgotten stories point to a reassessment of the Age of Revolution?

CHAIR:
Marlene Daut, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
PANELISTS:
Marlene Daut, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Ada Ferrer, New York University (NY)
Sara E. Johnson, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Laura Lomas, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
David Luis-Brown, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Grégory Pierrot, University of Connecticut (CT)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

142. Business Meeting: Critical Disability Studies Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

8:00 am – 10:30 am

143. Breakfast: Program and Center Directors Networking

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall A

The breakfast runs from 8:00–9:00 am. The roundtable, American Studies on a Shoe-String When You're the Shoe-String, immediately follows the networking breakfast.

8:00 am – 11:00 am

144. Student Breakfast

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall B

Business Meeting: Academic and Community Activism Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

8:00 am

Business Meeting: Academic and Community Activism Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

9:00 am – 10:30 am

145. Committee on Departments, Centers and Programs: American Studies on a Shoe-String When You're the Shoe-String

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall A

This roundtable of American Studies joint-appointed faculty and department chairs will discuss the following questions: What are the problems we face running academic programs with "borrowed" faculty? What are the problems that faculty who serve in American Studies programs outside their regular tenure homes and department obligations face as a result of their work in American Studies? What are the advantages of being joint-appointed or affiliated with American Studies? How do multiple appointments in American Studies, ethnic studies and gender studies programs work for us in practice? What are the best strategies for both programmatic survival and individual success in the context of these institutional realities? Is there a desirable alternative?

CHAIR:
Lynnell Thomas, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
PANELISTS:
J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University (CT)
Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Krystyn R. Moon, University of Mary Washington (VA)
Oneka LaBennett, Cornell University (NY)

9:00 am – 10:30 am

146. Environment and Culture Caucus Mentoring Breakfast

Sheraton Centre, BnB Restaurant (Sheraton Lobby)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

147. Misery at Work: Resisting Racism and Other Inequities

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

CHAIR:
Yuichiro Onishi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
PAPERS:
Ryan Patrick Murphy, Earlham College (IN)
(De)Regulating Desire: Flight Attendant Unions, Family Values, and the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978
Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Maintaining Hierarchy in Predominantly White Organizations: A Theory Racial Tasks
Elizabeth Esch, University of Kansas (KS)
Mass Producing Misery at Ford: 100 Years of Shop-floor Struggle from Highland Park to Hangzhou
Jennifer L. Pierce, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Anti-Racist Activism: A Clerical Union's Struggle for Racial and Gender Equity, 1968–1978
COMMENT:
Yuichiro Onishi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

148. Caucus Material Culture: Building Oppression: Misery and Resistance in the American Cultural Environment

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
William D. Moore, Boston University (MA)
PAPERS:
Emilie Johnson, Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA)
A "Hideous Blot"—Misery, Slavery, and Resistance at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Zachary J. Violette, Independent Scholar
Rethinking the Tenement: Misery, Ornament, and Resistance in the Gilded Age City
Sarah Fayen Scarlett, Michigan Technological University (MI)
Pathways of Resistance: Tracking Mobility and Alternative Identity Performance in Early Twentieth-Century Suburbs
COMMENT:
Cynthia G. Falk, State University of New York, College at Oneonta (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

149. Caucus Critical Prison Studies: Carceral Globalization and Circuits of Resistance II

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

Part II of this double roundtable analyzes the experiences of immigrants, First Nations peoples, and North American prisoners, focusing on how individuals and movements are resisting the expansion of criminalization, displacement, and violence that marks the free trade era and its aftermath. The panelists will explore how tactics of repression have engendered new strategies of resistance, how legacies of resistance continue to nourish current movements, the extant possibilities for collaboration between activists and scholars across borders, and the challenges and opportunities this moment presents for abolitionist work.

CHAIR:
Michael Hames-Garcia, University of Oregon (OR)
PANELISTS:
Michael Hames-Garcia, University of Oregon (OR)
Julia Mendoza, New York University (NY)
Gilberto Rosas, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
David Milward, University of Manitoba (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

150. Histories of Violence II: Suffering for the State: Touring and Commemorating Sites of Militarized Violence

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Ashley Bowen-Murphy, Brown University (RI)
Remains After War: Politics of Bodily Display in the Army Medical Museum's Ford's Theater Location
Rusty Bartels, University of California, Davis (CA)
Suffering in the Aleutians: Military and Unangan Memories of War
Hilary Berwick, University of California, Davis (CA)
Militarized Violence Is Miserable-Making: Accounting for the Misery of Being Violent for the State
COMMENT:
Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

151. Gendering the Trans-Pacific World

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

This roundtable is being sponsored by scholars and editors associated with a new book series by Brill, entitled Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Diaspora, Empire, and Race. First, the speakers will explore a "Pacific World" framework to understand the connections between the lands, people, cultures, and environments that are in and border the Pacific Ocean. Second, the speakers will emphasize and analyze the gendered nature of the Pacific World, examining how gender signifies power in the Pacific World and how gender can also be the basis for political mobilization.

CHAIR:
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine (CA)
PANELISTS:
Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University (IL)
Karen J. Leong, Arizona State University (AZ)
Nozomi Goto, Brill (Netherlands)
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

152. Producing the Racial Subject: Identity and Resistance Through Historical Modes of Capitalist Accumulation

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, Hayward (CA)
PAPERS:
Sarika Chandra, Wayne State University (MI)
Surplus Population and the Race Problem
Christina Heatherton, Trinity College (CT)
American Horror Story: Racial Capitalism, U.S. State Formation, and the Mexican Revolution
Benjamin Balthaser, Indiana University–South Bend (IN)
From Lords of the Land to Bosses of the Buildings: Racial Subjectivity as Mode of Production in Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices
Andrew Curley, Cornell University (NY)
Water and Race in the American Southwest: Undermining Navajo Water Rights to the Colorado River
COMMENT:
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, Hayward (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

153. Students' Committee: Job Materials

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

This workshop seeks to alleviate some of the misery associated with searching for jobs by providing practical advice on preparing application materials and showcasing your best self. Seasoned faculty members as well as successful job seekers will provide insights on how to navigate the job market as well as on writing cover letters, teaching statements, and research plans for tenure-track jobs. Panelists will also provide examples of successful applications and pointers on what worked and did not work. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the job search process and to share experiences.

CHAIR:
Kritika Agarwal, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PANELISTS:
Aureliano Maria DeSoto, Metropolitan State University (MN)
Duchess Harris, Macalester College (MN)
Cynthia Wu, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Mary Cathryn Cain, Agnes Scott College (GA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

154. Beyond Pleasure Reading: Race and Genre Fiction

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

From W.E.B. Du Bois and George Schuyler's embrace of science fiction and fantasy as a means of asserting race's centrality to modern operations of war, empire, and primitive accumulation, to Richard Wright and Rudolph Fisher's works of detective fiction exploring the liberatory possibilities of forensic science for minorities, to more contemporary gothic and fantastic works that use genre conventions to approach slavery, this panel explores how misery becomes both inscribed and transformed in narratives that are simultaneously formulaic and radically experimental.

CHAIR:
William Gleason, Princeton University (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Mark Jerng, University of California, Davis (CA)
Rachel Watson, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago (IL)
Britt Rusert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

155. Caucus Sports Studies: The (Re)production of Sexual Violence in Sports and Ways of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

What are the relationships between individuals and the sporting systems that enable their miseries to be reproduced? How do patriarchy, heteronormativity, capital accumulation, and/or empire inform our understandings of violence in sports more broadly? How might corresponding histories of resistance indicate the possibility for contesting the institutionalization of violence in sports spaces? And lastly, how might other sports and physical practices act as a bridge between individual transformation and collective action?

CHAIR:
Susan Birrell, University of Iowa (IA)
PANELISTS:
Mary McDonald, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Jay Johnson, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Jessica Chin, San Jose State University (CA)
Cathy van Ingen, Brock University (Canada)
Jennifer McClearen, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Maryam Aziz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
COMMENT:
Susan Birrell, University of Iowa (IA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

156. American Quarterly: Special Issue on Pacific Currents

Sheraton Centre, Linden

This session features the contributors who analyze histories and social movements in which Pacific Islands and Islanders are central, and foreground Pacific-centered alternatives and resistances to logics that subsume the Pacific into Asia, or that elide fundamental questions, such as sovereignty in Hawai'i and Guam, or the "commodification of life and land" in Oceania. The essays foreground alliances against forms of ecological, legal, and cultural imperialism across the "American Pacific" in ways that at once preserve the integrity of particular positionalities and perspectives, and seek to clarify how identity categories have been constructed within U.S. state frameworks.

CHAIR:
Paul Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PANELISTS:
David A. Chang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Hokulani Aikau, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Brandy Nalani McDougall, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Craig Santos Pérez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Kealani Cook, University of Hawai'i–Maui (HI)
Alfred Peredo Flores, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY),

10:00 am – 11:45 am

157. Critical Ethnic Studies Committee: Ethnic Studies Past, Present and Future

Sheraton Centre, Maple

In commemoration of the founding of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego, 25 years ago, the panelists will reflect on the significance of the particular model of comparative, relational, intersectional and transnational Ethnic Studies developed at UCSD, and reflect critically on the current state and future of the field. The panelists include Ethnic Studies faculty and alumni at different stages in their careers from new graduate students to senior scholars.

CHAIR:
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PANELISTS:
Damian Bracamontes, Yale University (CT)
Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Daphne Taylor-García, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Dayo Gore, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Mattie Harper, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Ruby Tapia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

158. Iconographies of Suffering, Wars, and the Empire's Media

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Shirley Jennifer Lim, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PAPERS:
Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College (MN)
What Vietnam Did for Susan Sontag
Nerissa Balce, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Philippine Photographs and the Tsunami of History: Seeing Leyte and Samar
Paula Chakravartty, New York University (NY)
The Infrastructures of the Empire of Liberty
COMMENT:
Shirley Jennifer Lim, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

159. Indigeneity, Immiseration, and Affective Despair I

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University (CA)
PAPERS:
Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Cinematic Geographies in Films on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women: Razing the Monumentalizing that Marks Us for Death
Dian Million, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
In Loco Parentis: Indigenous Families Resisting the Canadian State's Affective Embrace
Sherene Razack, University of Toronto (Canada)
Dehumanization as a Failure to Respond
COMMENT:
Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

160. Black Experimentation: Politics and Aesthetics Beyond Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Eve Dunbar, Vassar College (NY)
PAPERS:
Anthony Reed, Yale University (CT)
Funk Lore: Jayne Cortez's Black Radical Tradition in Theory and Practice
Sarah Jane Cervenak, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC) and J. Kameron Carter, Duke University (NC)
Du Boisian Experimental Blackness
Carter Mathes, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Entanglements of Black Interiority: Claudia Rankine's Citizen
COMMENT:
Eve Dunbar, Vassar College (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

161. Caucus Early American Matters: Colloquy with Ed Baptist on The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

Slavery was essential to American development and, indeed, to the violent construction of the capitalist world in which we live. The panelists will each make a four- or five-minute opening statement about the book and an issue or concern it raises and in order to free up time for a thoughtful and lively discussion that engages members of the audience

CHAIR:
Dennis Duane Moore, Florida State University (FL)
PANELISTS:
Susanna Ashton, Clemson University (SC)
Edward Baptist, Cornell University (NY)
Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
James B. Stewart, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

162. Queer: A Funky, Old, Nasty, Mess

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Mireille Miller-Young, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Martin Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
A Hot Mess! Fabulosity and Pathos in Queer Migrant Lives
Deborah R. Vargas, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Suciedad as Queer Sociedad: The Filthy in Queer Socialities
Juana María Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Vieja: Portraiture and Testimonio
LaMonda Horton Stallings, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Aaliyah's Funky Choreographies of Fisting: A Satire on the Misery of Queer Interracial Desire, Non-Iconicity, and Resistance
COMMENT:
Mireille Miller-Young, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

163. Modes of Misery, Genres of Grief: Narrative Forms of Environmental Suffering

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Nicole Merola, Rhode Island School of Design (RI)
PAPERS:
Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)
Neo-Naturalism: Narratives of Risk Determinism
Hunter Vaughan, Oakland University (MI)
Transferences of Misery: Myth, Technology, and Environmental Ethics in the Eco-Disaster Film
Stephanie Rutherford, Trent University (Canada)
"I Went Completely to the Wolves": Misery and Grief in the Writing of Farley Mowat
Shannon Davies Mancus, George Washington University (DC)
I'd Rather Go Naked: Body Genres, PETA, and Gross Affect
Rebecca Evans, Duke University (NC)
Anticipatory Elegy and the Activist Politics of Environmental Grief
COMMENT:
Nicole Merola, Rhode Island School of Design (RI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

164. The Politics of Transnational Conservative Ascendency

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

Sixty-five years ago the American Political Science Association issued its report Towards a More Responsible Two-Party System, seen at the time as advocating reforms that would make the U.S. political parties stronger and the system more transparent and responsive. Davies argues that the U.S. has indeed gained a strong two-party system, but that this change, and other reforms (such as changes in the filibuster rules) have been part of the route to a current political status quo that some, at least, would think of as miserable. Davies adds commentary on the similar coexistence of reform and rightward drift in considering the 2015 elections in Britain. David Camfield, Abby Bakan, and Nikhil Singh enter the conversation with wider remarks on the politics of conservative hegemony in Canada, the U.S., and India.

CHAIR:
Abigail B. Bakan, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPER:
Philip Davies, The British Library (United Kingdom) and President of the European Association for American Studies
'Be Careful What You Wish For': Politics, Reform, and Conservative Outcomes in the U.S. and Beyond
COMMENTS:
Abigail B. Bakan, University of Toronto (Canada)
David Camfield, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Nikhil Singh, New York University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

165. Caucus Sound Studies: (Re)Sounding Misery and Resistance: Chicana Feminist Listening Practices in Radio, Film, and Television

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Dolores Ines Casillas, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Monica De La Torre, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Radio Condón: Tres Hombres Sin Fronteras Airs Misery and Resistance on the Spanish-Language Community Airwaves
Marci McMahon, University of Texas, Pan American (TX)
Sonic Discord and Sounds of Queer Resistance: Listening to Latina Performance Artists Monica Palacios and Marga Gomez
Sara Veronica Hinojos, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Listening to Chico: Gender and Linguistic (Re)Visions of Chicano Representation
COMMENT:
Dolores Ines Casillas, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

166. Chemical Harvests and Hideous Progeny: Visualizing the Miseries of Reproduction

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Erina Duganne, Texas State University–San Marcos (TX)
PAPERS:
Patricia Stuelke, Harvard University (MA)
Photographing the Cold War Gothic
Molly Geidel, Cornell University (NY)
The Visual Spectacle of "Women in Development"
Kyle C. Frisina, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Affective Geographies in the Documentary Aesthetic of LaToya Ruby Frazier
COMMENT:
Erina Duganne, Texas State University–San Marcos (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

167. Business Meeting: American Studies Journal Editorial Board

Sheraton Centre, Peel

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

168. Canadian Association for American Studies Executive Meeting

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

169. Camera Atomica Tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Sheraton Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario (Offsite)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

170. Misery and Resistance in the Great Recession

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

CHAIR:
Sarah Atwood-Hoffman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
PAPERS:
George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
American Studies in the Streets: Racism, Resistance and the Ethics of Co-Creation
Penny Lewis, City University of New York, City College (NY)
Realizing the 99%: Occupy After the Square
Mark Thomas, York University (Canada) and Steven Tufts, York University (Canada)
Toronto's 'Post-Fordism'? Labour, Austerity, and the New Urban Populism
Karla Erickson, Grinnell College (IA)
Building Selves in Uncertain Times: Millennials in the New Economy
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

171. Caucus Material Culture: Representing Terrible Things: The Material Culture of Misery in America

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Emily Godbey, Iowa State University (IA)
PAPERS:
Carla Cevasco, Harvard University (MA)
The Violence of My Appetite: Theorizing Disgust in Colonial New England and New France
Michael D'Alessandro, Harvard University (MA)
Slumming from Home: Parlor Props and Temperance Tourism on the Amateur Stage
Alison Fields, University of Oklahoma (OK)
Dislocated Memories: The Material Culture of Picher, Oklahoma
COMMENT:
Emily Godbey, Iowa State University (IA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

172. Caucus Critical Prison Studies: The Contradictions and Changing Permutations of the Prison Industrial Complex

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Philip Goodman, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Laura McTighe, Columbia University (NY)
When Treatment is Punishment: The Medicalization of Morality in the New War on Sex Workers
Andrea Morrell, City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY)
Value City: Prison Closures and the Remapping of Carceral New York State
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Scaling Back or Scaling Up?: Tracking the Lessons of the Louisiana Carceral State
Jen Manion, Connecticut College (CT)
The Expansive Impulses of Reformative Incarceration: An Origins Story
Caitlin Reynolds, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Visibility is a Trap: Camera Phones, Body Cameras, and the Visual Regime of Surveillance
Judah Schept, Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
Mining the Past, Imprisoning the Future: Coal, Capital and the Carceral in Central Appalachia
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

173. Histories of Violence III: State of the Field

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

This roundtable proposes "histories of violence" as a useful methodology to interrogate the varied forms of violence that constitute Western liberal modernity, including structural forms of state power and imperial practices; subjective violence through raced, gendered, and sexualized hierarchies; and narrative violence that prevents histories and voices from emerging through the erasure of archives and narrative silencing. While deeply indebted to scholarship in trauma studies, we strive for different methods of telling that resist the tendency to underscore the incipient moment of state-sanctioned violence and to conclude with its reconciliation.

CHAIR:
Michael D. Innis-Jimenez, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
PANELISTS:
Jessie Kindig, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Kathleen Belew, Northwestern University (IL)
Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

174. Lisa Lowe's The Intimacies of Four Continents: A Roundtable

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

This roundtable brings together leading scholars in American Studies from a variety of disciplines to discuss the recent publication of Lisa Lowe's paradigm-shifting monograph, The Intimacies of Four Continents. Lowe's work examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism. As such, Lowe's monograph provides the occasion for a rich and far-ranging discussion among scholars working on slavery, Asian indenture-ship in the Caribbean, and the history of liberalism and capitalism.

CHAIR:
Gayatri Gopinath, New York University (NY)
PANELISTS:
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (NM)
Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Stephanie Smallwood, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
COMMENT:
Lisa Lowe, Tufts University (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

175. Caucus Science and Technology Studies: Machines and Proletarians: (Re)Producing and Resisting Misery

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Alex Levant, Wilfred Laurier University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Atle Mikkola Kjosen, University of Western Ontario (Canada) and Vincent Manzerolle, University of Windsor (Canada)
Automatic Capital and the Machinery of Misery
Nick Dyer-Witheford, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
The Cybernetic Vortex and the Global Proletariat
Elise D. Thorburn, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
Human-Machinic Assemblages: Socially Reproductive Convergences Against Misery
COMMENT:
Morgan Adamson, Macalester College (MN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

176. Students' Committee: Innovative Assignments

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

This workshop promises to offer a wide array of innovative assignments that will overcome the worst miseries of assessing learning outcomes, grading continuously, and overcoming student disinterest. In this workshop, we ask seasoned teachers to share their experiences and strategies in crafting innovative assignments that are engaging and challenging. In a lively and interactive format, this workshop will create a space in which all of us who teach can learn from others' innovative ideas and produce new strategies that resist or complement calcified assignment formats.

CHAIR:
Tanja Aho, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PANELISTS:
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University (MA)
Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University (RI)
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University (CT)
Shana L. Redmond, University of Southern California (CA)
COMMENT:
Amy K. King, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

177. Beyond Recovery: Neoliberal Health Governance and the Limits of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Kenyon Farrow, Treatment Action Group (NY)
PAPERS:
Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Heterosexualizing of Sanity
Samuel Kelton Roberts, Columbia University (NY)
Governing Through Addiction and the Making of Patient-Criminals: Therapeutic Incarceration before the War on Drugs
Christina Hanhardt, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
"Dead Addicts Don't Recover": The Politics of Pain and Suffering in Harm Reduction History
Karisa Butler-Wall, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Testing the Limits of Inclusion: Race, Risk, and the Invention of Safer Sex
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

178. Caucus Sports Studies: Troubling a Racial Slur: Researching and Resisting the use of R*dskins in Sport

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

This session seeks to open a dialogue about the racial slur and its use in sporting worlds. In the process, it expands conversations around the articulations of sport, identity, and anti-Indian racism, as well as prospects for their transformation. It brings together academics and advocates to explore established understandings and emerging issues in scholarship about and struggles against the moniker. Specifically, it draws together activists who successfully challenged racist mascots in Ottawa and Saskatoon with researchers long devoted to understanding the historical foundations, cultural significance and indigenous understandings of them.

CHAIR:
C. Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
PANELISTS:
James Fenelon, California State University, San Bernardino (CA)
Jennifer Guiliano, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (IN)
C. Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Erica Violet Lee, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Ellen Staurowsky, Drexel University (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

179. Re-situating American Quarterly in Hawai'i, Pacific, and Asia

Sheraton Centre, Linden

This roundtable will discuss the significance of American Quarterly's relocation to Hawai'i and the transnational composition of the editorial team for the journal and the field of American Studies at large. The Editor, Associate Editor, and members of the Board of Managing Editors will discuss the perspectives and expertise they bring to American Studies scholarship and share their experiences with the review and editorial process. We will discuss the types of scholarship that the Board particularly welcomes and encourages as well as those that the Board tends to be less enthusiastic about. We hope to use this roundtable as an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the audience about the state and the future of the field at large.

CHAIR:
Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PANELISTS:
Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Laura Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Chih-ming Wang, Academia Sincia (Taiwan)
Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo (Japan)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

180. Critical Ethnic Studies Committee: Rebuilding and Re-presenting Port-au-Prince and New Orleans Through the Lens of Black Misery: Five and Ten Years Post-Disaster

Sheraton Centre, Maple

The panelists offer a cross-disciplinary interrogation of the rhetoric of re-building and re-construction alongside questioning the systematic inequalities that caused these disasters to have catastrophic impacts on some communities and not others. What has changed since these two major events? We ask: How is the portrayal and experience of misery produced and reproduced during and after these disasters? What are the implications of the repeated exposure to these portrayals? We consider how survivors resist and end by asking, where do we go from here? How do we upend the narrative of black misery as normative?

CHAIR:
Manoucheka Celeste, University of Nevada–Las Vegas (NV)
PANELISTS:
Yveline Alexis, Oberlin College (OH)
Aisha Durham, University of South Florida (FL)
Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University (CT)
COMMENT:
Ralina L. Joseph, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

181. Disorganizing Knowledge

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Kandice Chuh, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
PAPERS:
Laura Hyun Yi Kang, University of California, Irvine (CA)
The Traffic in Asian Women: Undercover Investigation, "Social Scientific Method" and Critical Interdisciplinarity
Frances Tran, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Time Travel (Dé)collage on Female Coolies, Archival Knowledge, and Speculative Aesthetics
Chad Shomura, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Impasse Miseries, or Archiving the End of a World
Siobhan Somerville, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Queering Like a State: Unsettling the Archives of National Belonging
COMMENT:
Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

182. Indigeneity, Immiseration, and Affective Despair II

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Sandy Grande, Connecticut College (CT)
PAPERS:
Amber Dean, McMaster University (Canada)
Museums and the Ongoing Crisis of Murdered or Missing Indigenous Women: Interrogating the Limits of Indifference and Empathy
Sarah Hunt, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Everyday Geographies of Resistance: Denaturalizing the Violence of Law
Darryl Leroux, Saint Mary's University (Canada)
Irony, Shock, and Lack of Empathy: An Analysis of White Settler Affect
COMMENT:
Sandy Grande, Connecticut College (CT)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

183. Chinese Railroad Workers in North America: Recovering the Production of Misery and Ways of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

Panelists will discuss their efforts to reconstruct a hidden chapter of the past that involved profound misery and formidable resistance and endurance. How might a transnational collaborative project capture the nature of Chinese railroad work on multiple scales? How can archaeology provide access to the material remains of misery and resistance? What role can fiction and the visual arts play in understanding what these workers experienced? How can digital resources expand historical and cultural discourse about global labor?

CHAIR:
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford University (CA)
PANELISTS:
Barbara Voss, Stanford University (CA)
John Molenda, Columbia University (NY)
Ryan Kennedy, Indiana State University (IN)
Hsinya Huang, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan)
Jeanne Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (DE)
Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University (NJ)
I-Ping Liang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Pin-chia Feng, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Hilton Obenzinger, Stanford University (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

184. Caucus Early American Matters: Troubling Region: The Problem of Geography in Teaching "the Early Americas"

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

How do you talk about early Canada with students in Boston? Early Boston in with students in Florida? The South in New Jersey? Regional difference matters. Each panelist has brought a group of regionally specific scholarly questions to a group of students whose region differed greatly from that which s/he studies and teaches. The issues at stake in these questions include geography, culture, political structure, environment, language, and colonial history. The panelist will address the twin pulls of local specificity on one hand and profound dislocation on the other.

CHAIR:
Sari Altschuler, Emory University (GA)
PANELISTS:
Glenda Goodman, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Christopher M. Parsons, Northeastern University (MA)
Peter Reed, University of Mississippi (MS)
Samantha Seeley, University of Richmond (VA)
Craig Hollander, Princeton University (NJ)
COMMENT:
Sari Altschuler, Emory University (GA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

185. Ordinary Crises: Visual Rites of Survival and Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Andrea Gustavson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PAPERS:
Franny Nudelman, Carleton University (Canada)
Sleeping Soldiers: Tim Heatherington RIP
Thy Phu, Western University (Canada)
Long-haired Warriors: Vietnamese Revolutionaries and the Antiwar Movement
Rebecca A. Adelman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) and Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College (OH)
Ornamenting the Unthinkable: Visualizing Survival Under Occupation
COMMENT:
Andrea Gustavson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

186. Non-Profit Blues: Affective Economies in/of the NPIC

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Craig Willse, George Mason University (VA)
PAPERS:
Adriane Bezusko, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Non-Profit and Affective Networks in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Zenia Kish, New York University (NY)
Compassionate Capitalists: The Financial Sector that "Feels Like a Social Movement"
Jack Kahn, Pomona College (CA)
Non-Profits, Cure Culture, and the Poetics of Autistic Resistance
COMMENT:
Craig Willse, George Mason University (VA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

187. Oh, That's Fierce: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Queer Performance

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Marlon Ross, University of Virginia (VA)
PAPERS:
Marlon Bailey, Arizona State University (AZ)
"It's Gonna Get Severe Up In Here": Ballroom Cultural Performance and Black Queer Space.
Mecca Sullivan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
The Uses of Quiet: Imaging Erotic Subversion in Black Queer Women's Bodily Performance
Scott Poulson-Bryant, Harvard University (MA)
NSFW: Contemporary Social Media and the Curating of Black Queerness
I. Augustus Durham, Duke University (NC)
Enqu(ee)r(y)ing Minds Want to Know: Is You Gay?!; or, An Episodic Moment in a Single Ladies' Life
COMMENT:
Marlon Ross, University of Virginia (VA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

188. Caucus Sound Studies: A Miserable Racket: American Music, American Noise

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Ian Balfour, York University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Keir Keightley, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Nights Made Hideous: Urban Piano Noise, 1870–1930
Eric Weisbard, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
Books About UFOs: A Critical Miniguide to the Literature of Loudness
Gina Arnold, University of San Francisco (CA)
Outshined: How Ronald Reagan Invented Grunge
COMMENT:
Ian Balfour, York University (Canada)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

189. Chains, Fences, and Bonds

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Noliwe Rooks, Cornell University (NY)
PAPERS:
Gabriel Allen Peoples, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
From Broadsides to Bottles and Chains: Rumor in (Re)presentations of Black Masculinity
Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Precarious Intersections: The University, Black Women and Hyperproduction of Inequity
Michael Ray Casiano, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
The Financial Life of Race: A Case Study
Hannah Noel, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Re/Producing Misery Across Borders: Exceptional Refugees and Central American Immigrant Children in Midwestern Rustbelt Cities
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

190. Business Meeting: Critical Korean/American Studies Scholars

Sheraton Centre, Peel

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

191. Evergreen Brick Works Tour (and Walking Tour of Lower Don River) Check-In

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Main Lobby

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

192. Business Meeting: 2016 Program Committee

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

193. American Studies and the Theoretical Legacies of James Baldwin

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

This presidential roundtable will attempt to assess the importance of the writer James Baldwin for the field of American Studies. Such an assessment is long overdue. Baldwin's place in American and African American literature is well established. Less customary, though, is the fact that his work has contributed to many of the theoretical innovations that we associate with American Studies in its contemporary forms. Baldwin is an artist and theorist who helped to name how misery was reproduced in the language of freedom and equality, as the watcher who devised ways to resist that reproduction, ways that were grounded in the unpacking of black life in all its complexities.

CHAIR:
Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
PANELISTS:
Rich Blint, Columbia University (NY)
Matt Brim, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Margo Natalie Crawford, Cornell University (NY)
Magdalena Zaborowska, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

194. Caucus Visual Culture: Photographic Returns

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)
PAPERS:
Grace Elizabeth Hale, University of Virginia (VA)
Signs of Return: Photography as History in the Work of Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann
Sara Blair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Documentary Returns: Martha Rosler and Zoe Leonard
Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)
Constructing History: Carrie Mae Weems
COMMENT:
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

195. International Committee: Indigenous and Critical Race Perspectives on Transnational Power

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

This talk-shop shows how critical work on racialization and indigeneity can illuminate the question of American Studies in Canada, and the question of Canada in American Studies, amid transnational practices of racism, anti-blackness, land expropriation, resource exploitation, incarceration, war and empire. Cognizant of enduring tensions within and between Indigenous and critical race studies, the roundtable invites scholars to clarify key points of difference and dialogue and to show how their subjects or methods of analysis enable synergistic critiques.

CHAIR:
Scott Morgensen, Queen's University (Canada)
PANELISTS:
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Tiya Miles, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Sherene Razack, University of Toronto (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

196. Caucus Academic and Community Activism: Resisting Perpetual (Re-)Productions of Misery? Transnational Multimedia Life Writing

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Malini Johar Schueller, University of Florida (FL)
Melancholic Stagnation as Ethnic Life Writing in Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart
Jessica Teague, University of Nevada–Las Vegas (NV)
Improvising the Autobiography: Sidney Bechet and Intermedial Life Writing
Nassim Winnie Balestrini, University of Graz (Austria)
Life Writing of the Spirit and of the Sociotope: Transnational Hip-Hop Autobiographies
Katharina Fackler, University of Regensburg (Germany)
Performing the Self(ie): Visual Life Writing and the Protest against Immiseration
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

197. International Dimensions of Black/Jewish Politics: Apartheid and Black Power

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
John L. Jackson, Jr., University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Jacob Dorman, University of Kansas (KS)
American Apartheid, Black Jews, and Black-Jewish Relations
Robert Trent Vinson, College of William and Mary (VA)
The Uses of Non-Violence and Violence in the Quest for the "Beloved Community" in the American and South African Anti-Apartheid Movements
Marjorie Feld, Babson College (MA)
"The Oneness of the Jewish People": Jews, Civil Rights and Apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa
Anne-Marie Angelo, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
'A Jolt to Jews Both Here and Abroad': The Israeli Black Panthers and the African American Freedom Struggle
COMMENT:
John L. Jackson, Jr., University of Pennsylvania (PA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

198. Caucus Critical Disability Studies: Affect Theory Meets Mad Studies: A Roundtable

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

Misery is central to both affect theory and mad studies, and yet these two fields are rarely in conversation. This roundtable seeks to open a dialogue by presenting some of mad studies' central contentions and convergences with affect theory. We believe that mad studies and disability studies more broadly have much to offer affect theory, especially in respect to miserabilism and forms of resistance to immiseration.

CHAIR:
Tanja Aho, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PANELISTS:
Mel Chen, Berkeley College (NJ)
Rachel Gorman, York University (Canada)
Leon Hilton, New York University (NY)
Regina Kunzel, Princeton University (NJ)
Jackie Orr, Syracuse University (NY)
Louise Tam, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Jijian Voronka, University of Toronto (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

199. Students' Committee: Overcoming Misery: Accessing Structures of Support in the University

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

This workshop features professors who will strategize about how we can navigate academia, change inaccessible conditions, and create structures of support for each other and for our students. Panelists will draw upon their former tenure as graduate students, their scholarly research, activist and organizing work, as well as their experiences navigating the university through multiple positions as teachers and administrators. Topics included are accessibility, women of color, depression, service, and solidarity, as well as the ethical call for a more socially just university.

CHAIR:
Christopher Eng, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
PANELISTS:
Liat Ben-Moshe, University of Toledo (OH)
Nicole R. Fleetwood, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Deborah R. Vargas, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Bethany Moreton, Dartmouth College (NH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

200. Settler Colonialism, the Philippines, and American Empire

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Sujaya Dhanvantari, Concordia University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Joseph Keith, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
Narrow Islands of Despair: Carlos Bulosan and the Subaltern Archipelago of U.S. Empire
Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
The Battle of Bayang: Jihad and American Imperialism in the Muslim Philippines
Stefan Aune, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
From Wounded Knee to Manila: Charting Settler-Colonial Resonances in the U.S. Occupation of the Philippines
Elizabeth R. Bryer, University of Toronto (Canada)
Witnessing Colonial Trauma: Resistance in Everyday and Ethnographic Photographs of the Philippine American War
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

201. Caucus Sport Studies and Critical Prison Studies: Between Misery and Resistance: The Connections between the Carceral State and Sporting Cultures

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
PAPERS:
Frank Guridy, Columbia University (NY)
Policing the Crowd at the Old Ball Game: Stadiums, Segregation, and Surveillance
Jack Norton, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
The Olympic Prison: Security, Development, and the 1980 Winter Games
Theresa Runstedtler, American University (DC)
Racial Bias: The Black Athlete and the War on Drugs
Lucia Trimbur, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
The Moral Economy of the Urban Boxing Gym
COMMENT:
David Stein, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

202. Workshop on the American Quarterly Review and Editorial Process

Sheraton Centre, Linden

The workshop is intended to inform the audience, especially graduate students and junior scholars interested in submitting their work to American Quarterly, about the journal's editorial practice with attention to the abstract, cover letter, and need to address an interdisciplinary audience. The workshop is intended to demystify the process and to encourage submissions from scholars working on a wide range of scholarship in the field.

CHAIR:
Hokulani Aikau, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PANELISTS:
Elizabeth Colwill, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Stacy Nojima, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Richard C. Rath, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Henry Yu, University of British Columbia (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

203. Tense and Tender Ties: Critical Ethnic Studies and Critical Mixed Race Studies; Race and Multiracialism

Sheraton Centre, Maple

The panelists will discuss the relationships between the fields of Critical Mixed Race Studies and Critical Ethnic Studies and between multiracialism and communities of color. Is multiracialism a form of anti-Blackness? What kinds of generative analyses of race and racism emerge from the interstices of these fields? Is Critical Mixed Race Studies antithetical to or a subgenre of Critical Ethnic Studies? Panelists analyze the development of racial categories in order to explicate how work on multiracials can expand upon—or obfuscate—our understanding of race and racism.

CHAIR:
Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University (IL)
PANELISTS:
Minelle Mahtani, University of Toronto, Scarborough (Canada)
Minkah Makalani, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Nicholas Davis, Northwestern University (IL)
Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University (IL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

204. Liberating Politics Through Culture: Recovering the Voices of African American Activist-artists Through Talk and Performance

Sheraton Centre, Pine

The panelists will present pieces of an artist's work through poetry readings, images, films, and music, and comment on the artist's role in liberating politics through culture. Panelists will use dramatic and multi-media presentations of poetry, singing, and audio and visual clips to help us recover and remember these artist-organizers, discuss the origins of their artistry, and comment on how their work as both artists and organizers helped to liberate people and move them to change their lives.

CHAIR:
Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
PANELISTS:
Judith Smith, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Maureen Honey, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Michael Honey, University of Washington, Tacoma (WA)
COMMENT: Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

205. Ideas from El Imperio: American Political Thought in Cuba and Beyond

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Leticia Alvarado, Brown University (RI)
PAPERS:
Maile Speakman, Tulane University (LA)
Cuban Performatives: Reading Queer Theory in Havana
Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College (MA)
The Appeal of Cuba: The 1968 Havana Cultural Congress and U.S. Intellectual Culture
Megan Alvarado Saggese, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
On Transmitting Ideology: Political Site and Sound
Teishan Latner, New York University (NY)
Imagining Cuba in El Imperio: The Venceremos Brigade and Cuba's Influence on the U.S. Multi-Ethnic Left
COMMENT:
Leticia Alvarado, Brown University (RI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

206. Committee on Departments, Programs and Centers: What Is This Thing Called Interdisciplinarity?

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

The members of this roundtable will discuss how they themselves define interdisciplinarity, how they teach interdisciplinarity, how they work to produce interdisciplinary academic cultures, and what value they see in the practice. To begin the conversation, each panelist will address a specific question for five minutes. After these brief presentations, the roundtable will engage in conversation with the audience about how institutional structures and practices such as assessment, tenure, promotion, hiring, job hunting and other miserabilisms interact with our efforts to maintain American Studies as an interdisciplinary field.

CHAIR:
Rebecca Nell Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)
PANELISTS:
Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)
Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College (OH)
Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Rebecca Nell Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Julie Sze, University of California, Davis (CA)
Kevin Murphy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

207. Queer Misery: Queer Lives, Queer Texts, and Producing the Possible in Early America

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Jillian Sayre, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
PAPERS:
Benjamin D. Bascom, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
John Fitch Queered: Steam, Manhood, Failure
Danielle C. Skeehan, Oberlin College (OH)
The Lieutenant Nun and the Queer History of a Book
Marcia D. Nichols, University of Minnesota, Rochester (MN)
Seduction and the Resistance of Heteronormativity in The Lecturess
COMMENT:
Jillian Sayre, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

208. Asian/American and Latina/o Aesthetics of Resistance: A Dialogue on Etiolation, Abnormality, Brownness, Opacity and Rage

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

The injunction to assimilate is miserable. This panel presents itself as an enactment of resistance to the assimilative pressures of transparency and quiet comportment to dominant scrutiny and audition, and moves to construct a dialogue around several key words: etiolation, abnormality, brownness, opacity, and rage. These words offer strategies of deviation from the sociologizing, which we link to the assimilative, demands of the easy visibility of good intentions of Asian American and Latina/o subjects.

CHAIR:
Rachel E. Ellis Neyra, Wesleyan University (CT)
PANELISTS:
Christina León, Oregon State University (OR)
Katherine M. Brewer Ball, Wesleyan University (CT)
Joshua Javier Guzmán, New York University (NY)
Hentyle Yapp, Pomona College (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

209. New Directions in Latina/o Scholarship

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Geraldo L. Cadava, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Cecilia Márquez, University of Virginia (VA)
Becoming Pedro: Racial Play at South of the Border, 1950–1961
Mireya Loza, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
In the Camp's Shadows: Intimate Economies in the Bracero Program
Bernadette Jeanne Pérez, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Race, Nature, and Indigeneity in Colorado Sugar Beet Fields
Monica Muñoz Martinez, Brown University (RI)
Methods for Locating the Roots of Anti-Mexican Violence
COMMENT:
Geraldo L. Cadava, Northwestern University (IL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

210. Race and Wellbeing in Middle Eastern America: Resisting White Singularity and Challenging Histories of Misery

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Clayton Childress, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Stanley Ilango Thangaraj, City University of New York, City College (NY)
White and Islam: Fluid and Contradictory Racial Logics in Kurdish America
Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto (Canada)
"Freakshow": The Cultural and Bureaucratic Revocation of Iranian Whiteness in Affluent Beverly Hills
Umayyah Cable, University of Southern California (CA)
Visual Intifada: Art, Censorship, and the Racialized Discourse on Palestine in the United States
Sarah Gualtieri, University of Southern California (CA)
From the Pulpit to the Professoriate: Censorship, Wellbeing, and Speaking on Palestine
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

211. Caucus Sound Studies: Listening to Breaking Windows: Urban Mobility and Sonic Disorder in New York City

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Art Blake, Ryerson University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Lilian Radovac, New York University (NY)
The Sound of Broken Windows: The Cultural Formation of the Boombox
Sunny Liane Stalter-Pace, Auburn University (AL)
Street Art without Hip-hop: Watching and Listening to Stations of the Elevated
Bill Bahng-Boyer, Dartmouth College (NH)
"I Don't Ride the Train to be Social": Sonic Endurance of the Underground Commute in Bloomberg's New York
COMMENT:
Art Blake, Ryerson University (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

212. Caucus Digital Humanities: Digital Shorts: The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

This roundtable consists of five-minute "lightning talks" calling on conference attendees to present their newest digital projects, updates on digital works in progress, or related digital work including pedagogical projects. It takes its format from the "dork shorts" given at THATCamps. This innovative format creates an open space for all to contribute and fosters collaborations.

CHAIR:
Carly Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
PANELISTS:
Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
Susan Garfinkel, Library of Congress (DC)
COMMENT:
Rosie Jayde Uyola, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

213. Business Meeting: Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies

Sheraton Centre, Peel

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

214. Business Meeting: Environment and Culture Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

215. Broken Hearts: Misery Takes Its Toll

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

This roundtable focuses on the affective, psychic and bodily impacts of certain types of misery produced by institutional racism, dispossession and imprisonment. Overall, the roundtable aims to take the idea of a broken heart seriously as an unacceptable consequence of racial capitalism and settler colonialism and to think more deeply about how, with a broken heart, it is possible to eliminate the socio-politico-economic conditions that produce the break in the first place.

CHAIR:
Avery F. Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PANELISTS:
Brenna Bhandar, SOAS, University of London (United Kingdom)
Davina Bhandar, Trent University (Canada)
Avery F. Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Mike Ma, Kwantlen Polytechnic Univesity (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

216. Caucus Visual Culture: Race, Labor and Misery Under the Photographic Lens

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Laura Katzman, James Madison University (VA)
PAPERS:
Denise Khor, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Photography, Chinese Workers, and the Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1865–1869
Pedro Mayer Bortoto, State University of Campinas (Brazil)
Fragmented and Embedded: Chicago Railroad Workers in the World War II Years through the Lenses of the Office of War Information
COMMENT:
Laura Rhondah Katzman, James Madison University (VA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

217. Beyond the Misery of the Archive: Doing Memory Work in Contemporary Black Canadian Art and Activism

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Jenny Burman, McGill University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Karina Vernon, University of Toronto (Canada)
The Misery of the Archive and the Resistance of Black Canadian Writing: Troy Burle Bailey's Sleight of Hand, Counter-Archival Poetics
Leslie Sanders, York University (Canada)
Archive Unrecognized and Reconstituted: Stan Douglas's Helen Lawrence and Circa 1948
Andrea Medovarski, York University (Canada)
NourbeSe Philip's Zong!: Middle Passages and Unmanageable Memory Work
Heike Paul, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (Germany)
The Repertoires of Local Knowledge and the National Archive: The "African Canadian Freedom Trail" between Community Work and Heritage Tourism
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

218. A Conversation on Race and Critical Theory (with members of the Living Commons Collective)

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
David Lloyd, University of California, Riverside (CA)
The Racial Regime of (Aesthetic) Representation
Rashne Limki, University of Essex (United Kingdom)
On the Entanglement of the Human and Capital
COMMENT:
TBA

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

219. Golem Theory? Critical Jewish Studies in/and ASA

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

The panelists engage questions of Jewish Studies and its place in ASA, including What could Critical Jewish Studies be? What is its work? What is its relationship to Critical Ethnic Studies? What are the historical and contemporary problems with engaging Religious Studies—and Jewish Studies more specifically—within the ASA?

CHAIR:
Nora Rubel, University of Rochester (NY)
PANELISTS:
Benjamin Balthaser, Indiana University–South Bend (IN)
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University (NY)
Nora Rubel, University of Rochester (NY)
Tallie Ben-Daniel, Jewish Voice for Peace

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

220. Caucus Critical Disability Studies: Building Intersectionality: American Studies Meets Critical Disability Studies

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

This panel aims to push forward and lay the groundwork for future intersections of American studies, critical disability studies, and crip theory. Like American studies, critical disability studies is an interdisciplinary and intersectional field and mode of inquiry. Consequently, panelists will come from diverse interdisciplinary locations within American studies that are working on and expanding the methodological and theoretical tools of critical disability studies. Thus, this roundtable is intended to be pedagogical as well as conceptual, and will ideally lend itself to fruitful discussion for future scholarship, mentorship, and disciplinary formation.

CHAIR:
David Serlin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PANELISTS:
David Mitchell, George Washington University (DC)
Jasbir K. Puar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Carrie Sandahl, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Julie Passanante Elman, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

221. Committee on Graduate Education: Perfecting Your Pitch: Graduate Student Professionalization with the Pros

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

This workshop gives graduate students the invaluable opportunity to practice their dissertation "elevator pitch" on top scholars in the field and to get feedback from these scholars. Here is how it works: we will set up a conference room with a group of invited scholars each sitting alone at a table; graduate student participants would approach (one at a time) and have three minutes to make their pitch; a buzzer would sound at the end of three minutes; the scholars would then give the student three minutes of feedback on their pitch and/or their project; another buzzer would sound and the student would move on to the next scholar.

MODERATOR:
Kristin Ann Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

222. Resistance and Resilience in Native America

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Robin D.G. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles
PAPERS:
Emily Jane Macgillivray, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Enslaved Neighbors: Marie Joseph-Angélique, Marie Manon, and Intersections of Blackness and Indigeneity in Canada
Yael Ben-zvi, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
Resistant Affects in Treaty Negotiations
Mathilde Roza, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Violence, Commemoration and Reconciliation: Huron, Iroquois and Jesuit relations in Joseph Boyden's The Orenda
William Bryan Hart, Middlebury College (VT)
Wyandot Resistance Strategies toward Removal, 1817–1843
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

223. Asian/American and Latina/o Aesthetics of Resistance: A Dialogue on Negativity, Inscrutability, Burning Out, and the Proximal

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

This panel addresses how the aesthetics of Asian/American and Latina/o art and performance attune us to emergent configurations of racial and ethnic difference that resist the legibility of the assimilated minoritarian subject. The dialogue is centered around a cluster of keywords, which trace out the political strategies and aesthetic modes of negativity, inscrutability, burning out, and the proximal that resist the claustrophobia, isolation, and foreclosure of assimilative misery.

CHAIR:
Summer Kim Lee, New York University (NY)
PANELISTS:
Vivian L. Huang, Williams College (MA)
Roy Pérez, Willamette University (OR)
Iván A. Ramos, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

224. Black (Re)Production, Biocapital, and the Legacies of Colonial Science and Slavery and in the Americas

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Sandra Harvey, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
In the Interval of Surveillance, Contagion, and Immortality: Temporalities of Misery and Resistance in HeLa Research
Tala Khanmalek, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Partus Sequitur Ventrem: "Making Generations" in Gayl Jones' Corregidora and Brazil's 1871 Free Womb Law
James Battle, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Bioethical Matriarchy: Race, Gender, and the Gift in Genomic Research
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

225. Resistance in Academia: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Academic Labor

Sheraton Centre, Maple

This roundtable is an open discussion for scholars on the ways in which race, class, gender and sexuality are defined, constructed, operate and negotiated in academic institutions. Panelists will approach this topic from different disciplines, perspectives and lived experiences. Each panelist will briefly present her or his own trajectory in academia and pose central debates and questions, drawing on examples from current research and experiential knowledge, in order to give voice to numerous experiences of misery and counter-narratives of resistance.

CHAIR:
Jeannie Shinozuka, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PANELISTS:
Junyoung Verónica Kim, University of Iowa (IA)
Steven Salaita, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Shannon Gibney, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MN)
Jeannie Shinozuka, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

226. Canadian Writers Read

Sheraton Centre, Pine

Dionne Brand is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice. Thomas King, CM, is a novelist, short-story writer, essayist, screenwriter, and photographer, who most often writes about North America's First Nations. He is an advocate for First Nations causes. Shyam Selvadurai is an Sri Lankan Canadian novelist, who is noted for his contributions to the advancement and education of issues around sexual identification.

CHAIR:
Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)
PANELISTS:
Dionne Brand, University of Guelph (Canada)
Thomas King, University of Guelph (Canada)
Shyam Selvadurai, Independent Scholar

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

227. Exiled Intimacies: Visual Culture and Transnational Asia/America

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Richard Fung, Independent Scholar (Canada)
PAPERS:
Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College (PA)
Intimate Representations of Empire [Viewing Intimately/Intimate Viewings]: Photography and South Asian Diasporas
Chi-ming Yang, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
A Document of Exile: Finding the Dalai Lama in a Family Photo
Kavita Daiya, George Washington University (DC)
Visualizing Partition in Globalization: Media, Exilic Memory, and Transnational Intimacies
COMMENT:
Richard Fung, Independent Scholar (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

228. Committee on Departments, Programs, and Centers: Beyond the Buzz? The Pleasures and Miseries of Internationalization

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

What challenges and dilemmas, what threats and opportunities does internationalization offer for you as a program director, teacher/researcher, or administrator at your institution? how can you use internationalization to strengthen the status of your American Studies program with (willing or unwilling) deans? what concrete initiatives have you taken to implement internationalization, both as a strategy for strengthening American Studies at your university, and on the level of curriculum design? What modes have you found to give concrete form to teaching or researching American Studies across borders? How have you implemented a praxis of "transnational" American Studies in your local institutional, social and political environment? What strategies or pedagogical forms have you discovered for "grounding" a transnational practice of American Studies locally and globally? What advice would you give current program directors to successfully implement strategies of internationalization?

CHAIR:
Hans T. Bak, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
PANELISTS:
Deborah Cohn, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Salem State University (MA)
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford University (CA)
Udo Hebel, University of Regensburg (Germany)
Hsinya Huang, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan)
Eric Sandeen, University of Wyoming (WY)
Bryce Traister, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

229. Early Environmentalisms

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Lynn Wardley, San Francisco State University (CA)
PAPERS:
Greta Lynn LaFleur, Yale University (CT)
Sexual Environmentalisms
Morgan Vanek, University of Toronto (Canada)
"A Change in the Air": Governing Local and Global Weathers in Smollett's Humphry Clinker
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
The Impressible Body: Heredity Before the Gene
Benjamin Kahan, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
Seasonal Sex and the Always of Desire
COMMENT:
Lynn Wardley, San Francisco State University (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

230. Misery Loves Complicity: Pedagogies of Social Justice Within and Beyond Corporate Universities

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Monique Allewaert, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
PAPERS:
Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Course Objectives: On Resisting Solutions to 'The Race Problem' in the Classroom and Beyond
Danica Savonick, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
The Racialization of Failure: Lessons from Community
Danya Al-Saleh, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
On Learning and Traveling: Pedagogies of the Women's Student Dormitory at Qatar University
Heidi Hoechst, Independent Scholar
Deinstitutionalized American Studies: Teaching Justice in Social Movements
COMMENT:
Jodi Melamed, Marquette University (WI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

231. Normativity and the Hetero-state

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Deborah Paredez, Columbia University (NY)
PAPERS:
Liz Montegary, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Regenerations: The Child, the Pervert, and the Chief Justice
Kong Pha, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Midwest Solidarities: Hmong Queers and Marriage Politics in Minnesota
Rene Esparza, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Flying Into Marriage, Minnesota: Racialized Homelessness and Circuits of Queer Mobility in the Neoliberal Heartland
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

232. Black Queer Diaspora Praxis and Its Manifold Futures

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

The panelists seek to expand the frame of Black Queer Studies (and related fields) beyond nation-centric articulations. How might a "black queer diaspora praxis" illuminate anti-blackness as a global phenomenon, while simultaneously offer new modes of resistance engendered via transnational circuits of exchange? What does it mean to engage these questions within the context of a settler-colonial state, such as Canada, that renders black (queered) life as a spectral presence that is structurally and violently displaced through various apparatuses of the nation-state and such actions are subsequently fortified in the national imaginary?

CHAIR:
Jafari Allen, Yale University (CT)
PANELISTS:
Christopher Gary Smith, University of Toronto (Canada)
R. Cassandra Lord, University of Toronto (Canada)
OmiSoore Dryden, Thorneloe University (Canada)
Jafari Allen, Yale University (CT)
Sarah Stefana Smith, University of Toronto (Canada)
COMMENT:
Kara Melton, Queen's University (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

233. Caucus Sound Studies: Spinning Dystopia: DJ Practice, Urban Soundscapes and Techno-Sonic Intervention

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Cornell University (NY)
PAPERS:
Jennifer Lynn Stoever, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)
World Construction in the Bronx Time Zone: DJ Afrika Bambaataa's Listening Practice
Madison Moore, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Stone Edge: Dystopia in Detroit and Berlin at 128 Beats Per Minute
Regina N. Bradley, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Bending Ears with that Old/New Southern Slouch: Outkast's Sonic Hip Hop South
Marcus Boon, York University (Canada)
Chopped and Screwed, Slowed and Throwed: DJ Screw's Politics of Vibration
COMMENT:
Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Cornell University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

234. Caucus Digital Humanities: The Shadow Archive: Digital (Re)Assemblages of Ephemera

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Lauren Klein, Georgia Tech
PAPERS:
Lauren Tilton, Yale University (CT)
Digital Resistance and the Archive
Kimberly Hall, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Secret Archives: Ephemeral Interfaces of Social Media Sharing
Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Head-and-Shoulder Hunting in the Americas: Lobotomy's Visual Archive
David Kim, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Archival Matters of the Archive
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

235. Business Meeting: Critical Prison Studies Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

236. Business Meeting: Sports Studies Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

237. Reception: Early American Matters Caucus and Environment and Culture Caucus

Epicure Café, 502 Queen Street W. (Offsite)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

238. Reception: Southern American Studies Association (SASA)

Epicure Café, 502 Queen Street W. (Offsite)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

239. Histories of Violence Organizational Meeting (Open to all interested)

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

MODERATOR:
Jesse Carr, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

240. Reception: University of Southern California

Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom Foyer

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

241. Reception: Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA)

The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West (four blocks from conference hotel)

Hosts: Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) and American Studies journal, with co-sponsorships by American Studies, University of Kansas, and American Studies, Oklahoma State University.

Features: Catered reception, complimentary drink tickets while supplies last, vintage pool tables.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

242. Reception: Claremont Graduate University School of Arts and Humanities

Sheraton Centre, Churchill Room

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Business Meeting of the Graduate Education Committee

Yorkville East

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

244. Annual Awards Ceremony

Sheraton Centre, Civic Ballroom Foyer (Waterfall Garden)

MODERATOR:
Robert Warrior, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

245. Presidential Address

Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom East

PRESENTER:
David R. Roediger, University of Kansas (KS)
Troubling Solidarities: The Promises and Presumptions of Unity from Bacon's Rebellion to Black Lives Matter

9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

246. President's Reception

Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00 pm – 11:55 pm

247. Post-Presidential Mash Up at Harlem (Offsite 10pm-close)

Harlem Restaurant (Offsite)

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