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Saturday, October 10, 2015


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7:15 am – 8:00 am

248. Welcome Breakfast for K–16 Collaboration Teachers

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

8:00 am – 9:45 am

249. The Settler Colonialism Analytic: A Critical Reappraisal

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

CHAIR:
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PAPERS:
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University (NY)
Can the Settler Colonialism Paradigm Account for Indigenous America Today?
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (NM)
Settlement and Its Disavowals: Relations of Colonization and Differential Racialization
Shona N. Jackson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Involuntary Settlers, Voluntary Colonials, and Queer Politics in the Caribbean
COMMENT:
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

250. Misery, Shame, and Tragedy: The Struggles and Strategies of Women Performers

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Norma Coates, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
PAPERS:
Jeanette Theresa Hall, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
The (Re)production of Misery through Music: Agency and Appropriation in the Music of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse
Rosanne Sia, University of Southern California (CA)
The Harmonies of Ranchera Song and the Dissonance of Race: The Many Faces of Janet Cortez
Stacy Nojima, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Merle Oberon and the Politics of Mixed Race in Hollywood
COMMENT:
Norma Coates, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

251. K–16 Collaboration Committee and Critical Prison Studies Caucus: The Carceral University I

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Rob Scott, Cornell University (NY)
PAPERS:
Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)
Race, Sex, and the Fortress University
Victoria Bryan, Cleveland State Community College (OH)
The College and the Prison: Intentionality and Praxis in Prison Education Programs
Tamara Lee Spira, Western Washington University (WA)
The Natural Order Restored
COMMENT:
Rob Scott, Cornell University (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

252. Atomic Anthropocene

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

What does scholarship on Cold War culture and atomic terror have to tell us about living in a chaotic, threatening global climate? How do nuclear war theory and anti-colonial movements help us understand carbon politics and environmental injustice? In what ways can problems posed by the threat of global thermonuclear war enlighten similar problems posed by the threat of rising seas, extreme weather events, and the possible collapse of global civilization? How do new strains of techno-utopianism, adaptationism, accelerationism, materialism, progressivism, and resistance recapitulate mid-century ideas, and how do they open new possibilities?

CHAIR:
Roy William Scranton, Princeton University (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Ira Livingston, Pratt Institute (NY)
Sara Grossman, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Stephanie Wakefield, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Roy William Scranton, Princeton University (NJ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

253. Conversations about Age and Institutions in the Windy City

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Kriste Lindenmeyer, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
PAPERS:
Karen Sánchez-Eppler, Amherst College (MA)
Registers of Philanthropy: Admissions Records of the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum
Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Texas Christian University (TX)
Hull-House Conversations in Place, Across Time: Textual and Material Memory as an Avenue to Social Action
Amanda E. Lewis, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Choosing Neighborhoods, Finding "Good" Schools: Race, Class and Educational Trajectories in Chicago
Mérida M. Rúa, Williams College (MA)
Aching to Age with Dignity: Conversations with Puerto Ricans in Chicago Low-Income Senior Housing
COMMENTS:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

254. Indigenous Fine Arts

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Robert Gunn, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Carolyn Brown, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Counter-Lessons to Genocidal Reading in Zitkala-Ša's The Widespread Enigma Concerning Blue-Star Woman
Rachel Bryant, University of New Brunswick (Canada)
Making Words Walk: Reading Joséphine Bacon's Poems as Tshissinuatshitakana
Ryan Rhadigan, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Re-sounding the Work of Konkow Maidu Artist Frank Day: A Missed Translation Through Metaphor in Four Parts
Bruno Cornellier, University of Winnipeg (Canada)
Terrence Malick's 'Heideggerian' Cinema and the Naturalization of Settler Sovereignty
COMMENTS:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

255. Religious Cultures of U.S. Imperialism

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Anthony Petro, Boston University (MA)
PAPERS:
Sarah Dees, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
Theorizing Religion at the Edge of Empire
Tracy Leavelle, Creighton University (NE)
John Hall's Fence: Volcanic Eruptions and Imperial Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i
Tisa Wenger, Yale University (CT)
Religious Freedom and U.S. Empire
COMMENTS:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

256. Climate Change and Ways of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Sabine LeBel, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Aaron Eddens, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
"A Future for Africa's Farmers": Representing/Resisting Tropes of Misery in An Era of Climate Change
Michelle Yates, Columbia College (IL)
Representing Climate Change: Race and Gender in Hollywood's Edenic Recovery Narratives
Aaron Sachs, Cornell University (NY)
The Trauma of Climate Change and the Trauma of Modernity
COMMENT:
Sabine LeBel, University of Toronto (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

257. Dwelling within Misery: Capital, Affect, and Social Movement(s)

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Sandra Patton-Imani, Drake University (IA)
PAPERS:
Rosemary Hennessy, Rice University (TX)
"We Got to Remember to be able to Fight": The Mapping of Misery in LeSueur
Carly Thomsen, Rice University (TX)
Producing Misery, Resisting Misery: Food Justice Movements' Discourses of Race and Place
Abraham Weil, University of Arizona (AZ)
Miserable Subjects: Micropolitics and Resistance in Contemporary U.S. Protest
Kelly Sharron, University of Arizona (AZ)
Policing Under Attack: Affective State Formations and Insidious Practices within Uprisings
COMMENT:
Sandra Patton-Imani, Drake University (IA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

258. Listening as Resistance or Resistant to Listening?: Ethnography, Oral History, Grounded Theory in American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Linden

This roundtable discussion brings together social-justice-focused scholars who will discuss how the progressive potential of academic research is connected to its methodology and the ethics of that methodology. Crucial themes include the ethics and power dynamics involved in doing work in communities; representational practices that redistribute power from the academy; the unique potential for these methods to draw together global processes and local community formation; and the role of community-based methods in future scholarship. We also explore whether the "co-production" of knowledge, in the midst of struggles for justice, is possible.

CHAIR:
Kathryn Dudley, Yale University (CT)
PANELISTS:
Andy Horowitz, Tulane University (LA)
Asha Best, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
Alison Kanosky, Yale University (CT)
Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Karilyn Crockett, Independent Scholar

8:00 am – 9:45 am

259. The Place of Palestinian Life Writing in American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Dale M. Smith, Ryerson University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Persis Karim, San Jose State University (CA)
Preserving the Life and Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish
Cynthia G. Franklin, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
"Life in Occupied Palestine": Accounts of Existence and Other Acts of Resistance
COMMENT:
Dale M. Smith, Ryerson University (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

292. Longing, Affect, Bodies: Gendered Embodiments in North American Settler Colonies

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Danielle Glassmeyer, Bradley University (IL)
PAPERS:
Stephanie Clare, Syracuse University (NY)
Deleuze Under Water: The Feeling of Swimming and Settler Colonial Sense
Ashley Glassburn Falzetti, Eastern Michigan University (MI)
Settler Longings and a Sense of Justice
COMMENT:
Danielle Glassmeyer, Bradley University (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

260. Marvels: Collective Disappointment and Collective Education in Graphic Narrative

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
PAPERS:
John Jennings, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Invisible Inklings: Critical Making, Radical Subjectivity, and the Black Comic Con as Space of Resistance
Laurenn McCubbin, Columbus College of Art & Design (OH)
Intersectional Feminism and Sequential Art: Girls To The Front (of the Comic Book Store)
Andrew Smart, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: Social Misery and Didactic Resistance in Sex Criminals
Ben Novotny Owen, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
A Happy Land, Far, Far Away: Poetic Delay and Critical Lament in Krazy Kat
COMMENT:
Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

261. Regime and Reckoning

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Reckoning With Carceral Regimes of Gendered Racial Terror
Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School (CA)
(E)racing Childhood: Examining Racialized Constructions of "Innocence" in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Black Girls
Damien Sojoyner, Scripps College (CA)
Fugitive Awakening
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

262. Palimpsestic Stigma: 1960s Community Medicine and Community Mental Health

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Arianne E. Miller, San Diego State University (CA)
PAPERS:
Rebecca Baird, Arizona State University (AZ)
Creating an Anti-Establishment Establishment: The Challenges of the Free Clinic Movement
Nic John Ramos, University of Southern California (CA)
The Landscape of Community Mental Health: Violence, Poverty, and the Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center, 1965–1982
Jennifer Nazareno, University of California, San Francisco (CA)
A New "Safety Net": Immigrant Owned Board and Care Homes for the Indigent Mentally Ill after Deinstitutionalization
COMMENT:
Arianne E. Miller, San Diego State University (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

263. Students' Committee: Lightning Shorts, On Projects in Progress

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

Students will present their on-going or recently completed work in 3–5 minute, informal presentations. They will offer "lightning" talks related to papers, proposals, theses, and dissertations in an effort to forge connections with other graduate students who share similar research interests, methodological approaches, and career trajectories. Come hear what your peers are working on and share your own projects with the ASA student community!

CHAIR:
Christopher Elias, Brown University (RI)
PANELISTS:
Thomas Dichter, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Brian Lefresne, University of Guelph (Canada)
Jenny LeRoy, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Jennifer Loft, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Juhi Roy, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, College of William and Mary (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

264. Misery and Resistance in the Queer Workplace

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Dayo Gore, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Sex/Work: Homosexuality, Labor, and Literature in the Cultural Front
Phil Tiemeyer, Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (PA)
Air Jamaica's Flight Attendants: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the "Jah-merican" Service Worker
Cookie Woolner, Kalamazoo College (MI)
Women's Queer Labor and Resistance in the Black Popular Entertainment Industry of the Early-Twentieth Century
COMMENT:
Dayo Gore, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

265. Spinning and Spanning the Globe

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Ramón Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Michelle Robinson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
A Politics of Divestiture: Resisting Kenneth Anger's Fireworks
Alberto Varon, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
A View From Abroad: World War I, Monterrey, and Latino Manhood
Judith Rodríguez, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Feelin' the Spins: The Meeting of Vertigos in Puerto Rican Feminism
María E. Lopez, University of New Mexico (NM)
Remapping the Globalized Border: Tracing Regimes of Devaluation in the Garment Industry from the U.S.-Mexico Border to the Global South.
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

266. Teaching with Tension: Post-racial Rhetoric, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Drew Lopenzina, Old Dominion University (VA)
PAPERS:
Philathia Bolton, University of Akron (OH)
Ethnic Identity and (Dis)locating Histories: The Black American Literary Experience
Lee Bebout, Arizona State University (AZ)
Onward into the Discomfort, or Teaching Critical Whiteness Studies in the "Post-racial Era"
Karen Salt, University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
Racial (Re)Productions and the Performance of Misery in the Classroom
Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
Resisting Impulses and the Challenges of Teaching Race in the Early American Studies Classroom
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

267. Law as Archive

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

The reliance on the law as scholarly resource is vexed at best—as legal archives are enabled, and limited, by the law's own self-constitution, maintenance and reproduction. Panelists will explore the methodological challenges involved in using sources such as legal cases, court decisions, state and federal legislation, enforcement/surveillance activities, and popular reportage of controversial cases, to uncover oft-forgotten voices in highly-contested periods in America's history. Discussion will focus on how social justice-based knowledge projects can pursue epistemological justice above, and beyond, "the law."

CHAIR:
Simon Stern, University of Toronto (Canada)
PANELISTS:
Lisa Arellano, Colby College (ME)
Amanda Frisken, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (NY)
Allyson Lunny, York University (Canada)
Marc Stein, San Francisco State University (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

268. Landscapes of Racialized Dispossession: Urban Carcerality, Relational Subjectivities, and Neoliberal Violence

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Kathryn Elaine Vaggalis, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Trisha Barua, University of California, Davis (CA)
Building or Branding Community? The Ambivalent Aesthetics of Oakland History and Politics
Savannah J. Kilner, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
"Count the Contradictions": Queer Space, Settlement, and the U.S. Architecture of Carcerality
Sa Whitley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
The Loan Forgiveness of Widows of Color: Anti-Black Financial Violence during the Foreclosure Crisis
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

269. Business Meeting: Early American Matters Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

**Rescheduled to 11:30 a.m. today: Please see the Caucus’s FB page

8:00 am – 9:45 am

270. Business Meeting: International Presidents, Editors, and Representatives

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

8:00 am – 9:45 am

271. Fulbright Support for American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

8:00 am – 10:00 am

272. Breakfast: Minority Scholars Committee Mentoring

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall A

8:00 am – 10:00 am

273. Student Breakfast

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall B

10:00 am – 11:45 am

274. From Ferguson to Palestine and Beyond: Geographies of Political and Cultural Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

CHAIR:
Nadine Suleiman Naber, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
PAPERS:
Martha Biondi, Northwestern University (IL)
The Surprising History of Civil Rights Boycotts
Robyn Spencer, Lehman College (NY)
Intersectional Pathways to Justice: Black Feminist Musings on Palestinian Solidarity Work in the Context of #BlackLivesMatter
Amahl Bishara, Tufts University (MA)
Gaza Protests and the Politics of Fracture Across the Green Line: Protesting Together, Apart
COMMENT:
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

275. Minority Scholars Committee: The Business of Diversity

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

Many new "target of opportunity" hires are tasked with playing larger roles in managing the new business of diversity at their institutions; this type of labor may or may not be considered part of their promotion and review process for tenure. This panel addresses the complexities involved in terms of both theory and praxis through a round-table discussion of scholars who are in various stages of their careers and who work at a range of institutions.

CHAIR:
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University (IL)
PANELISTS:
Frances Aparicio, Northwestern University (IL)
Tayana Hardin, University of Denver (CO)
Sujani Reddy, Amherst College (MA)
Mérida M. Rúa, Williams College (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

276. K–16 Collaboration Committee and Critical Prison Studies Caucus: The Carceral University II

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Galen Baughman, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants-CURE (DC)
After Penn State: Sex Panics in the Carceral University
James Kilgore, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Should a "Felon" Be Able to Teach our Children? The Case of James Kilgore and the University of Illinois
Micol Seigel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Criminology and the Carceral University: The Growth of Criminal Justice as an Academic Field
COMMENT:
Shana Agid, New School University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

277. Contesting Inter/national Militarized Security in the "Asia Pacific" and Imagining an Otherwise

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Sensing through Fragments: The REAL DMZ Project and Imagining a Decolonized Korea and Korean Diaspora
Annie Isabel Fukushima, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Technology, Surveillance, and Transnational Trafficking: Securing the Nation Through Narratives of (In)security
Ayano Ginoza, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Spectacle of America in 'Paradise' and Performing Indigeneity of Resistance
COMMENT:
Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

278. Anarchism: From the Settler Colonial State to the Anthropocene

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Robert Warrior, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PAPERS:
J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University (CT)
Nothing Common about 'the Commons': Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Difference
Dean Saranillio, New York University (NY)
50 U.S. States as Settler Colonial Discourse
Eric Stanley, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Epistemic Undergrounds: The Black Liberation Army and Queer Resistance
Tavia Nyong'o, New York University (NY)
The Anthropocene as Aporia: Sugar, Styrofoam and the Before and Afterlives of Slavery
COMMENT:
Jayna Brown, University of California, Riverside (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

279. Brave New Digital World

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Glenn Hendler, Fordham University (NY)
PAPERS:
Susan Driver, York University (Canada)
Difficult Feelings, Disruptive Affects, Networked Connections: Mediating Queer Youth Misery and Desire Online
Natalie Coulter, York University (Canada)
My Moshi Monster is Desolate: Digital Games and Affect in Neoliberal Captialism
Catherine Harrington, Northwestern University (IL)
Miserable Gamers—Creating Failure and Evading Race in Prison Architect
Emily Waples, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Death of the Avatar: Negotiating the Internet Cancer Hoax
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

280. Religious Geographies of Suffering and Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University (AZ)
PAPERS:
Catherine O'Donnell, Arizona State University (AZ)
Caveat Emptor: The Louisiana Purchase and Catholic Conflict in the Early American Republic
Pamela Klassen, University of Toronoto (Canada)
Suffering and Resistance in Colonial Missions
Anne M. Martinez, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Performing Sorrow, Performing Resistance: The Via Dolorosa in Chicago
Sally M. Promey, Yale University (CT)
Disputed Matter: Spatial Performance, Material Authority, and Religious Practice on the Island of Oahu
COMMENT:
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, University of Iowa (IA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

281. Cold War Camera and the Cultural Politics of Visuality

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Gabrielle Moser, OCAD University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Sarah Parsons, York University (Canada)
Sovereign Territories: Photographs of Inuit Canadians and Cold War Anxiety, 1951–1956
Sarah Bassnett, Western University (Canada)
Life Magazine's Affective Economy and the Emergence of Neoliberalism
Andrea Noble, Durham University (United Kingdom)
The Conditions of Cold War Visibility: The Mexican Case
COMMENT:
Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

282. Crude Extractions in Media

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Nima Naghibi, Ryerson University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Laura Jaramillo, Duke University (NC)
ASMR: Women's Affective Labor, Sound Tactility, and Spectatorship
Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Return of the (African) Repressed or the Uncanny Object of Race in Indie Pop
Negar Mottahedeh, Duke University (NC)
Residual Slick: The Discovery of "Modern Iran" in Anglo-American Oil Films
Sara Mameni, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Oil, Art and the (Re)production of Misery: The Case of Frank Stella in Iran
Zachary Blas, Goldsmiths, University of London (United Kingdom)
Biometrics and Capture, or Caging the Face
COMMENT:
Nima Naghibi, Ryerson University (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

283. What Does It Mean to Play a Slave? The "Follow the North Star" Experiment

Sheraton Centre, Linden

The panelists reflect on their roles in the "Follow the North Star" experiment. What psychic and cultural work is done when slavery is staged as a performance with volunteer actors? How are the Black body and the slave body taught, performed, and collapsed onto each other for Black and non-Black participants? What histories and which stories are privileged when embodying the imagined space of the fugitive? Ultimately, what does it mean to play a slave in the twenty-first century? What, if anything, is gained, and what precisely is lost?

CHAIR:
Dennis Tyler, Fordham University (NY)
PANELISTS:
Alisha Gaines, Florida State University (FL)
Deirdre Cooper Owens, City University of New York, Queens College (NY)
Nicole Ivy, American Alliance of Museums (CA)
Dennis Tyler, Fordham University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

284. Photographing Existence in the Americas: Race, Gender, Migration, and the Diasporic Lens

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Kaysha Corinealdi, Columbia University (NY)
Documenting Afro-Caribbean Lives and Afro-Diasporic Possibilities in Panama
Lara Stein Pardo, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Shooting in the Streets: Black Women Photographers and Documentary Practices
Irene Mata, Wellesley College (MA)
Pictures of Resistance: Recasting Labor and Immigration in the Global City
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

285. Locating Class

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Daniel Bender, University of Toronto, Scarborough (Canada)
PAPERS:
Jennifer Ayres, New York University (NY)
Side Hustles and Thrift Store Pickers: The Informal Economy and Post-Fordist Service Work
Sarah Ehlers, University of Houston (TX)
From Cheap Signals to Cheap Labor
Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University (DC)
Resisting the Clown: Race and Activism in a Fast Food Nation
Neama Alamri, University of California, Merced (CA)
Labor Resistance and Arab Nationalism: Yemeni Americans and the Farm Worker Movement
COMMENT:
Daniel Bender, University of Toronto, Scarborough (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

286. Re/membering the Misery of Blackness: A Resistance through Memory, Performance, and an Ethics of Imagination

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Bryant Keith Alexander, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
PAPERS:
Kashif Powell, Northwestern University (IL)
Making #BlackLivesMatter: (Re)producing Misery and Performing Resistance through the Death (and Afterlife) of Michael Brown
Armond R. Towns, University of Denver (CO)
The "New" South Central: LA Gang Tours and the Critique Racial Violence
E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)
"I Had No Me Left": Sexual Trauma and the Healing Paradox of Remembering Misery
Renee Alexander-Craft, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Reproducing "Blackness": Nationalism, Performance, and Misery
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

287. Precarious Performances across Genres and Geographies

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Serena Zabin, Carleton College (MN)
PAPERS:
Jonna K. Eagle, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Precarious Performance in Action
Nancy J. Cho, Carleton College (MN)
The Storied Career of Hisaye Yamamoto: Violence, Literary Culture, and the Politics of Form
Aletha Stahl, Earlham College (IN)
Precarious Translations: Creole and the Circulation of Caribbean Literary Cultures
Elizabeth Colwill, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Caribbean Crossings: Precarious Genealogies in Zora Neale Hurston's and Katherine Dunham's Imagined Haiti
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

288. Doing American Studies From Abroad: Challenges and Opportunites

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

This roundtable will represent a midway point as part of a large research grant sponsored by the University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and United States Studies Centre. This research group aims to foster a major institutional presence for American Studies at the University of Sydney and in the broader southern and western Pacific region. The roundtable will thus both provide an opportunity to explore the various issues, advantages, disadvantages and questions raised by doing American studies research from abroad as well as bring scholars at the ASA into conversation with the perspectives being developed as part of this major initiative in the Asia/Pacific region.

CHAIR:
Thomas Jessen Adams, University of Sydney (Australia)
PANELISTS:
Sarah Gleeson-White, University of Sydney (Australia)
Brendon O'Connor, University of Sydney (Australia)
Thomas Jessen Adams, University of Sydney (Australia)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

289. Unsettling Acts: Queering Ecotheory through Migration and Transience

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Catriona Sandilands, York University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Sarah D. Wald, University of Oregon (OR)
Queer Migration and Place-Based Identity in Rigoberto González's Butterfly Boy
Janet Fiskio, Oberlin College (OH)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Heteronormativity, Whiteness, and Body Shaming in Local Foods Discourse
Erica Rand, Bates College (ME)
Binaries on the Line: Gender, Borders, and Belonging
Cheryl Lousley, Lakehead University (Canada)
Grotesque Environments in Barbara Gowdy's Domestic Fictions
COMMENT:
Catriona Sandilands, York University (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

290. Performances of Race

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Benjamin Wiggins, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Pacharee Sudhinaraset, New York University (NY)
The Miseries of Black Authenticity: Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust, Utopia, Documentary, and Futurity
Julie Naviaux, University of Kentucky (KY)
Distinctly American Performance of James Weldon Johnson's Narrator in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Alvin Henry, Middlebury College (VT)
Aging While Black: Redd Foxx and Old Narratives
Jonathan Freeman, Purdue University (IN)
Playing Sun City: Cultural Resistance of African American Artists during the Anti-Apartheid Movement
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

291. He's Come Undone: Black Masculinity and the Curious Art of Vulnerability

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University (NC)
PAPERS:
GerShun Avilez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
The Illusion Is All: Sylvester, Blues Diva Realness, and Black Queer Contingency
Joshua Bennett, Princeton University (NJ)
If You Surrender to the Air: On Morrison, Birds and the Black Masculine
La Marr Jurelle Bruce, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Laugh Until It Hurts: Rape Jokes, Queer Laughter, and the Comedy of (Black) Masculinity
Aimee Meredith Cox, Fordham University (NY)
When You Act Like a 'Boy' and Love Like a 'Man': Black Girls and the Precarious Performance of Boyhood
COMMENT:
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University (NC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

293. Law and Misery: Constructing and Deconstructing Legal Regimes of Miserablism

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Sharon Romeo, University of Alberta
PAPERS:
Lisa Corrigan, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (AR)
The White Honky Liberal: The Politics of Disidentification, the Feelings of Black Pessimism, and the Emergence of Black Power
Peter Odell Campbell, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Miserable Capacities
Anjali Vats, Boston College (MA)
"Transforming" Horatio Alger: Reading the (White) American Dream in Fair Use Jurisprudence
Caitlin Bruce, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Graffiti Alongside the Law: Meeting of Styles Wiesbaden
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:00 am

294. Business Meeting: Visual Culture Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

10:00 am – 11:45 am

295. Business Meeting: International Committee

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

10:00 am – 11:45 am

296. Business Meeting: Science and Technology Studies Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

297. Business Meeting: Material Culture Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

298. Brunch: Women's Networking (sponsored by the Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Hall B

SPEAKER:
Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, University of Victoria (Canada)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

299. After the Misery: What Are Critical University Studies For?

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

Brief, initial presentations will be designed as catalysts for the conversation that will follow. Each speaker will take 10–15 minutes, leaving 45 minutes or so for discussion at the end, including the question of the specificity of the UC system in this context.

CHAIR:
Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
PANELISTS:
Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
Transdisciplinary Praxis
Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis (CA)
Insurgent Knowledges
Nick Mitchell, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Alternate Trajectories
Chris Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Social Justice
Vineeta Singh, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Provincial Universities

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

300. Minority Scholars Committee: The Invisibility and Performance of Labor of Diversity

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

This roundtable discussion will consider the various forms of invisibility that the institutionalization of diversity produces. Such forms include but are not limited to: invisible labor—scholarly, political, emotional—that comes from institution building through the promotion of diversity; invisible modes of power that remain unaddressed by institutional procedure; and invisible ways that institutions normalize, maintain, and reproduce social inequities, even while they ostensibly strive for diversity.

CHAIR:
Habiba Ibrahim, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
PANELISTS:
Lauren Araiza, Denison University (OH)
Julietta Hua, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
Randy Ontiveros, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Habiba Ibrahim, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

301. Caucus Academic and Community Activism: The ASA Boycott Resolution Two Years Later: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

How has the decision to boycott impacted the intellectual and political landscape in the U.S., Canada and in Palestine itself? or affected discourse in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories? What arguments have been used to attack the ASA and the boycott more broadly, and how can such criticisms be challenged? How can such assessments of the past help us come up with strategies for moving the struggle forward? What are the pitfalls the BDS movement will face in public life in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere? How can we continue to develop illuminating theoretical lenses such as settler-colonial analysis while forging alliances with other movements working on issues such as police violence and incarceration?

CHAIR:
Ashley Dawson, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
PANELISTS:
Omar Barghouti, International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague (Netherlands)
Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto (Canada)
Salah Hassan, Michigan State University (MI)
Sarah T. Roberts, Western University (Canada)
Lisa Taraki, Birzeit University (Palestine)
COMMENT:
Bill V. Mullen, Purdue University (IN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

302. Ralph Ellison at 100 (Race and the Word)

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

Contributors to the American Studies special issue on Ralph Ellison's centennial explore facets of his personal relationship with language, writing, notions of race, public intellectual life, and American culture writ large. Through "talk format" papers, participants will explore the continuing relevance of Invisible Man as well as the author's cultural commentaries and writing life through various texts.

CHAIR:
Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Horace Porter, University of Iowa (IA)
Writer's Block?: Notes on Ralph Ellison's American Dilemma
Casey Hayman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Slipping Into the Breaks: Technological Futurity and Stereo Selfhood in Invisible Man
Sterling L. Bland, Jr., Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Being Ralph Ellison: Remaking the Black Public Intellectual in the Age of Civil Rights
COMMENT:
Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas (KS)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

303. Environmental Misery: Confronting the Future of the Anthropocene

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

This panel addresses the potential for American studies scholars to help frame the academic and public debate over the Anthropocene. How does the Anthropocene redefine interdisciplinarity? Or reshape the dialogue between science and the humanities? Is the entanglement of nature and culture best understood in material or narrative terms or some combination of both? How can exploration of representations of nature in relation to culture help us to understand the complexities of environmental slow violence? What responsibilities or opportunities do American Studies practitioners have to address scientific debates and environmental issues raised by the Anthropocene?

CHAIR:
Marguerite S. Shaffer, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
PANELISTS:
Phoebe S.K. Young, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Annie Gilbert Coleman, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Finis Dunaway, Trent University (Canada)
Frieda Knobloch, University of Wyoming (WY)
Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
Marguerite S. Shaffer, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

304. In/cisions and De/cisions: Oppression and Resistance in Native and Latino American Border Narratives

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Gerald Torres, Cornell University (NY)
PAPERS:
Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, Heidelberg University (Germany)
De/Colonizing the Image: Photography, Geronimo, and Resistance in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
Carmen Serrano, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Autonomy Brings Misery: Recovering Yaqui History al otra lado
Cathy Covell Waegner, University of Siegen (Germany)
Consuming, Incarcerating, "Transmoting" Misery: Border Practice in Vizenor's Bearheart and Jones's The Fast Red Road
COMMENT:
Gerald Torres, Cornell University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

305. The (Re)production of Misery among the Religious(ly) Right(eous): Coercion, Conformity, and Resistance to Hetero/Homonormative Patriarchy

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Heather Shipley, University of Ottawa (Canada)
PAPERS:
Sophie Bjork-James, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Doing Gender/Doing Religion: U.S. Evangelicalism, the Family, and the Art of Submission
Stephanie Krehbiel, University of Kansas (KS)
John Howard Yoder Is Dead: Sexual Violence and the Haunting of the Mennonite Church
Monique Moultrie, Georgia State University (GA)
Self-determination as Resistance: Overcoming the Misery of the Stain-Glassed Ceiling
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (AR)
Standing Up to (Some Kinds of) Hate: Ambivalence and Homonormativity in Responses to Anti-Gay Activism
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

306. Unsettling Knowledge: Resisting the Miseries of Imperial U.S. Education

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis (CA)
PAPERS:
Mark Rifkin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
Doing Something amid Silence: Queer Pedagogies of Osage Becoming in Sundown
Funie Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)
Imperial Method: Academia and the Science of U.S. Colonization and Education in the Philippines
Alicia Cox, University of California, Davis (CA)
Disidentifying with Civilization: How Students Subverted Racist Discipline and Sexist Punishment at Cherokee Indian School
Tria Andrews, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
From Blackface to Kateri Tekakwitha Plays: Enacting Entertainment, Misery, and Sovereignty through Boarding School Theater
COMMENT:
Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

307. Countering the State: Misery, Surveillance, and Narratives of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Rebecca Nell Hill, Kennesaw State University (GA)
PAPERS:
Daniel S. Chard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Deep Throat's Secret War: The FBI, the Weather Underground, and America's 'Crisis of Confidence'
Lindsay Greer Davis, George Washington University (DC)
SILENCE: Collisions of Personal Tragedy and Structural Violence in 1950s Women-in-Prison Films
Elissa Underwood, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Pop-Up Prison Kitchens: A Food-Based Challenge to the Prison Industrial Complex
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

308. Caucus Environment and Culture: How American Studies Scholars Can Address Climate Change

Sheraton Centre, Linden

The panelists will each give a short presentation on how their writing, pedagogy, or institutional work has addressed issues of climate change, environmental justice and/or sustainability in recent years, as well as the pathways, methodologies and challenges to tackling these subjects from American studies perspectives. We will then split into two groups that will explore the possibilities in research and pedagogy/curriculum in more detail, so that scholars who are interested in addressing climate change and environmental issues in their own work, teaching or curricula can brainstorm, share strategies, and prepare future collaborations.

CHAIR:
Joni Adamson, Arizona State University (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Teresa Goddu, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Julie Sze, University of California, Davis (CA)
Shane Donnelly Hall, University of Oregon (OR)
Janet M. Davis, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

309. Criminalizing Spaces

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
Patrick William Berry, Syracuse University (NY)
PAPERS:
Christopher Perreira, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Knowing the History of These Buildings: Medical Miseries and the Production of Prisoner-Patient Consent in Alejandro Morales's The Captain of All These Men of Death
Sara Matthiesen, Brown University (RI)
"My Real Prison is Being Separated from My Children": Reproductive Labor and Mass Incarceration in California
Keith Miyake, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Carceral Environments and the Racial Environmental State
Adina Ciugureanu, Ovidius University Constanta (Romania) and Vice President of the European Association for American Studies
A Different History of "Hooligan": Enduring Misery and Unsettling Transnational Resistance
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

310. Narratives of Resistance: Rethinking the Politics of Health and Illness

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Carmen Birkle, University of Marburg (Germany)
PAPERS:
Jean Franzino, University of Virginia (VA)
Lewis Clarke and the Color of Disability
Johanna Heil, Philipps-University (Germany)
Reading Anorexia Nervosa: Memoirs between Constraint and Liberation
Christine Marks, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
Shared Vulnerabilities: Feminist Embodiment and the Politics of Suffering in Eve Ensler's In the Body of the World
Phillip Barrish, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Health Care Policy in Dystopia
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

311. Visuality, Blackness, and Misery's Company

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Walton Muyumba, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
PAPERS:
Eden Osucha, Bates College (ME)
Celebrity Skin: The Enfreakment of Blackness as Intellectual Property in The Hangover 2
Miriam Petty, Northwestern University (IL)
'All My Life I Had To Fight': Tyler Perry's Reflexive Restagings of Black Women's Battles
Michael Boyce Gillespie, Ohio University (OH)
Freedom Time: Film Blackness, Jazz Praxis, and Larry Clark's Passing Through
COMMENT:
Walton Muyumba, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

312. Uneven Miseries: The Incommensurate Politics of Comparative Racialization

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
Ronak Kapadia, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Drone Wars and the Disorganization of Collective Social Life
Manijeh Moradian, University of California, Davis (CA)
Reading Fannie Lou Hamer in Tehran: The Art of Queer Transnational Critique
Leah Mirakhor, The College of Wooster (OH)
Arabness, Blackness, and the Figure of Terror: James Baldwin's Transnational Intimacies
Ashvin Kini, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Narrative Play and the Politics of Difference in Earl Lovelace's Salt
COMMENT:
Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

313. Ecologies of Misery: Domesticity and Disaffected Labor

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Andy Urban, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PAPERS:
Jill E. Anderson, Tennessee State University (TN)
"No Gate, No Lock, No Bolt": Cold War Women Writers, Home Environments, and Liberatory Practices
Jennifer Pettit, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
"So much to do!": The Disenchanted Home and Domestic Misery in 1920s America
Andrea Holliger, University of Kentucky (KY)
"Like Family": The Lamplighter's Judicious Distribution of Embodied Sympathy
Julie Wilhelm, National University (CA)
Housekeeping's Depressive Domesticity and Feminine Mobility
COMMENT:
Andy Urban, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

314. Spectacular Humiliations: Matters of Performance, Misery, and Failure

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Marisol Negrón, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
PAPERS:
Desiree Garcia, Arizona State University (AZ)
Stage Sufferings
Brian Herrera, Princeton University (NJ)
Bad Auditions
Patrick McKelvey, Brown University (RI)
Disemploying Prosthetics
Bambi Haggins, Arizona State University (AZ)
Losing Cosby
COMMENT:
Marisol Negrón, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

315. The Black Radical Internationalist Tradition: Culture, Media, and Resistance to Racial Capitalism

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
PAPERS:
S. Ani Mukherji, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
The Rise and Fall of Black Moscow: Anticolonial Globality and the 'New Negro' in Exile
Jordan Thomas Camp, Brown University (RI)
The Long Vendetta: Media, Security, and the Black Radical Internationalist Tradition
Cheryl Higashida, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
'The Free Voice of the South': Radio Free Dixie and Radio Rebelde
COMMENT:
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

316. The Cold War, the Asia-Pacific, and Transnational American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)
PAPERS:
Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California (CA)
The Ethics of the Inhuman
Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Militarized Pivots: North Korea and the Fictions of Regime Change
Yuan Shu, Texas Tech University (TX)
From Cheap Labor to High-Tech Spies: The Changing Tropes for Chinese America
COMMENT:
Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

317. Maritime Melancholies: Oceanic Archives of Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Amina El-Annan, City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
PAPERS:
Corey Masao Johnson, Stanford University (CA)
Rethinking the Archive: Pacific Islanders and Material Repositories
Courtney Lindsey Akiko Sato, Yale University (CT)
Steamships and Subversive Mobilities: The 1914 Komagata Maru Incident
Rebecca Hogue, University of California, Davis (CA)
"We are Not Drowning, We are Fighting": Pacific Warriors Against Climate Change
Tao Leigh Goffe, Yale University (CT)
Ghost Ships: The Spectre of Afro-Asian Labor and Death at Sea
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

318. Invisible is a Lonely Number: (Re)Presenting Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

This session brings together scholars and practitioners across disciplines to strategize and theorize modes of resistance enacted by communities of color that are obscured, dismissed, or threatened online. It will address questions such as: Why has the rapidly growing field of the digital humanities been largely silent on the issues of race and ethnicity? How does this silence reinforce unspoken assumptions and doxa within this field? How can scholars nuance engagements with race in digital humanities projects?

CHAIR:
Adeline Koh, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Alexandrina Agloro, University of Southern California (CA)
Wendy Sung, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Viola Lasmana, University of Southern California (CA)
Jen Shook, University of Iowa (IA)
Anne Cong-Huyen, Whittier College (CA)
COMMENT:
Adeline Koh, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

319. Business Meeting of the War and Peace Studies Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Peel

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

320. Business Meeting: Committee on American Studies Departments, Programs and Centers

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

321. Business Meeting and Luncheon of the ASA-JAAS Project Advisory Committee

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

The business meeting is scheduled from 12:30–1:30 pm to be immediately followed by the luncheon.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

322. Misery Tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario (Offsite)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

323. The Miseries of Marriage: What Do Queers Lose When We "Win"?

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

For better or for worse, in the aftermath of the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage is now the land in the United States. This panel will provide an up-to-the-minute assessment of how marriage law affects other queer movements and their fights for economic, racial, and social justice that transcend the politics of homonormativity. Although so much of the discourse surrounding marriage victories focuses on narratives of progress, this panel explores the topic from an alternative perspective. It asks: What do queers lose when we "win" the marriage movement? This question is timelier than ever.

CHAIR:
Jason Ruíz, University of Notre Dame (IN)
PANELISTS:
Juana María Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Kevin Murphy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Lisa Duggan, New York University (NY)
Chantal Nadeau, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Susan Stryker, University of Arizona (AZ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

324. Come (back) to the Opera! War, Trauma and Mourning on the American Stage

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Carol Oja, Harvard University (MA)
PAPERS:
Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
A Quiet Place: Leonard Bernstein and the Politics of Sexuality in Reagan's America
Colleen Renihan, Mount Allison University (Canada)
Listening to Trauma, Singing Trauma, and the Negotiation of PTSD in Contemporary American Opera
Brianna Wells, University of Alberta (Canada)
The Event of a Century: Silent Night and New American Opera

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

325. International Committee: American Studies and the U.S. State

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

This talk-shop concerns the relationship of the discipline of American studies both in the U.S. and internationally to the U.S. State. What is the state of the field's relationship to the U.S. State in different geographical locations? How might the end of the Cold War transform the meaning of American studies outside of the United States and within? What does the declining nature of American geopolitical power mean for the institutionalization of the discipline internationally?

CHAIR:
Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)
PANELISTS:
Patrick McGreevy, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Gesa Mackenthun, University of Rostock (Germany)
I-Ping Liang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto (Canada)
Oliver Scheiding, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)
COMMENT:
Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

326. Ralph Ellison at 100 (Ellison the Interdisciplinarian)

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Lena M. Hill, University of Iowa (IA)
Performing Political Responsibility: Ralph and Fanny Ellison's Appeal to Visual Arts
J.J. Butts, Simpson College (IA)
Federal Writer #700846
Todd Bryant Weeks, Independent Scholar
Ellison: Sound and Meaning
COMMENT:
Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas (KS)

 

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

327. Black Liberations (Repeat)

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

This roundtable will discuss Black geographies in relation to systemic racism and liberatory practices. The themes to be discussed—creative text, surveillance, and infrastructure—are intentionally broad with each presenter drawing attention to how their research has dealt with the complex and often paradoxical workings of post-slave Black liberation (and therefore the unmet promises of modernity). The presentations will, ideally, incite a broader collective discussion with the audience that focuses on how new modes and models liberation can, and cannot, emerge within research queries and sites that attend to Black geographies and their attendant spatial processes.

CHAIR:
Jenny Burman, McGill University (Canada)
PANELISTS:
Katherine McKittrick, Queen's University (Canada)
Simone Browne, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

328. International Formations: The Horizons of Solidarity and Accountability

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)
PAPERS:
Nick Estes, University of New Mexico (NM)
Paint it Red: Indigenous Internationalism and the Global Climate Change Movement
Maytha Alhassen, University of Southern California (CA)
Minus the Oppression, This Shit (life) is Fantastic
Sam Markwell, New York University (NY)
The All-Indian Pueblo Council and International Indigenous Polities
COMMENT:
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

329. Re(Productions) of Early America in the Reader's Mind: Imagining Ambivalent Beginnings

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Silvia Schultermandl, University of Graz (Austria)
PAPERS:
Alexandra Ganser, University of Vienna (Austria)
Reading Pirate Narratives in Antebellum America: Tales of Misery, Tales of Beginnings
Tegan Zimmerman, MacEwan University (Canada)
(Re)presenting Early America: Labial Mimesis in Virginia Bernhard's A Durable Fire
Martina Koegler-Abdi, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
'American Nights' and the Power of Storytelling: Auto-Orientalist Revisions of Early American Subjecthood in Laila Lalami's The Moor's Account
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

330. K–16 Collaboration Committee: In Anger and Violence: The Cruxes of Misery through U.S. Public Schooling

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Connie Wun, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
PAPERS:
Subini Ancy Annamma, University of Denver (CO)
Categorizing to Cast Away—The Violence Imposed on Young Women of Color with Disabilities in a Carceral State
Sabina Vaught, Tufts University (MA)
An Index of Institutional Miseries: Choice, Schooling, and the Long U.S. Assault on Black Motherhood
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL) and Therese Quinn, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Labor Unions, Insurgent Stories, Engaging Violence
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

331. Counter-Optics: Reworking the Image in an Age of Structural Violence

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Kathleen Newman, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
PAPERS:
Dalton Anthony Jones, Bowling Green State University (OH)
Northern Hieroglyphics: Some Notes on the Decolonial Turn in Montreal Street Art
Rebecca Schreiber, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Fiction of Documents
Joseph Entin, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Working Photography: Global Labor and Documentary Practice
COMMENT:
Kathleen Newman, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

332. From Bhopal to Port-au-Prince: Environmental and Health Disasters in the Global South

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
Victoria Wolcott, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PAPERS:
Anita Mannur, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Unseeable Tragedy: Looking at Bhopal and the Work of Visual Culture
Jana Braziel, University of Cincinnati (OH)
´ Dlo, Kolera, ak Ayiti ª (Water, Cholera, and Haiti): What's Justice Got to Do with It?
Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Warrior Mothers and In/security Moms: Motherhood, Neoliberalism, and Autism
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

333. Polarization on the Potomac and the Jordan: American Political Cultures and Israel-Palestine Gridlock

Sheraton Centre, Maple

The panelists will disucss the role of American political cultures and lobbying groups in foreign policy and of the media in reflecting and shaping public opinion, specifically as regards the modern state of Israel, the legacy of the Holocaust and the fear of terrorism in the American imagination, the wide spectrum of positions within American religious groups (ranging from depictions of Israel as part of divine plans to condemnation of its violations of human rights), the transnational character of the BDS movement, the shifting reputation of Palestinians (as terrorists and with Western chic), the relation of fear and security and of social justice and post-colonialism, and the role of Anti-Semitism and of Islamophobia in these trends.

CHAIR:
Paul J. Croce, Stetson University (FL)
PANELISTS:
Walter L Hixson, University of Akron (OH)
Masaya Sato, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (IL)
Paul J. Croce, Stetson University (FL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

334. Global Legacies of Black Radicalism: War, Law and Class

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Jennifer Hamer, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths, University of London (United Kingdom)
Race, Class and Tragedy: Du Bois, World War I and the Global Wages of Whiteness
Asad Haider, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Revisiting the Black Belt Thesis
Robert J. Knox, University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Anti-colonialism, Black Radicalism and the Critique of Law
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

335. Racial Genocide and the U.S. Carceral State: A History of the Present

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

Our panel will be led by a recorded message on our topic from Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the most important theorists of U.S. racial genocide and modern prison abolitionism. The discussion will center on the ways in which chattel slavery and settler colonialism continue to operate as social, political, legal, and economic foundations of U.S. carceral modernity as practiced through penal law and the terroristic policing of black, brown, Indigenous, and poor bodies in arenas of social incarceration.

CHAIR:
Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PANELISTS:
Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Dylan Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Independent Scholar
Toussaint Losier, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Mychal Odom, University of California, San Diego (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

336. Inventing Blackness

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

This roundtable examines how theorists and artists invent blackness not only in a twenty-first century context but also across historical periods. The panelists will consider how inventing blackness enables imagining new aesthetic as well as political formulations and requires negating other ones. The act of invention renders certain modes of production obsolete. The conversation will also explore the affective, social, aesthetic, political, and theoretical implications of "use" and "value" for blackness as an aesthetic and identity category.

CHAIR:
Soyica Diggs Colbert, Georgetown University (DC)
PANELISTS:
Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
Soyica Diggs Colbert, Georgetown University (DC)
Susana Morris, Auburn University (AL)
Robert Patterson, Georgetown University (DC)
Evie Shockley, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

337. Emergent Themes in Middle East American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Maha F. El Said, Cairo University (Egypt)
Ways of Seeing: A Transnational View of America
Rana Marie Jaleel, Columbia University (NY)
From Ethnic War to the War on Terror: Rape Law and the Racialization of Islam
Randa May Tawil, Yale University (CT)
Imagining Syrians: Philip Hitti and the Making of an Arab American Intellectual
Elif Ege Tatar, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Bearing the Misery and Pain: Wafaa Bilal's Shoot an Iraqi
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

338. Sports on Screen: Visual Economies of Representation in Film, Television, and Digital Media

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
John Gennari, University of Vermont (VT)
PAPERS:
Samantha Noelle Sheppard, Cornell University (NY)
Strange Fruit: Performance and Critical Muscle Memory in Hank Willis Thomas's Overtime
Aaron Baker, Arizona State University (AZ)
Screening Jackie Robinson
Rachael Joo, Middlebury College (VT)
The Political Impact of Asian Athletes in Asian America
Travis Vogan, University of Iowa (IA)
LeRoy Neiman's TV Sports Paintings: Kitsch, Masculinity, and 1970s Sports Television
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

339. The Company Loves Misery: Labor Organizing in the Service Economy

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Debra Minkoff, Barnard College (NY)
PAPERS:
Adam Reich, Columbia University (NY)
Framing and Getting Framed: Interaction Preludes to Organizing Walmart Workers
Rachel Sherman, New School University (NY)
No Joke: Airplane Food and Organizing in the Flight Catering Industry
Laura Liu, New School University (NY)
The New Sweated Labor? Immigrant Service Workers and the Sweatshop City
COMMENT:
Debra Minkoff, Barnard College (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

340. Transpacific Entanglements: American Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut (CT)
PAPERS:
Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto (Canada)
A Transpacific Critique of Cold War Unredressability
Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Transpacific Displacement and Critical Refugee Studies
Lisa Lowe, Tufts University (MA)
Transpacific Empire and U.S. Racial Discourse
COMMENTS:
Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

341. Methodological Miseries and Race along the Seams of Empire

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Caleb Lázaro Moreno, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
José I. Fusté, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Of Negroes and Negros: Negotiating Black (Inter)Nationalisms Across the U.S./Cuba Imperial Divide, 1895–1909
Carlos Alamo, Vassar College (NY)
The Living Negro in Latin America
Sandy Placido, Harvard University (MA)
Ana Livia Cordero and the Pilot Project: Building Black Pride from a Puerto Rican Perspective in the 1960s
Zaire Dinsey-Flores, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
(In)Visible Race at Home: Eleanor Roosevelt, Miami Windows, and Race in Puerto Rico's Housing
COMMENT:
The Audience

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

342. Epistemologies of Skin: Visual, Biomedical, and Affective Technologies of Health, Race, and Beauty

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Jullie Livingston, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
Adria L. Imada, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Promiscuous Signification: Leprosy "Suspects" in an Archive of Skin
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, New York University (NY)
Mysteries of the Visible: Skin Imaging Technologies and the Histories of Dermatologic Representation
Lynn M. Thomas, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Betwixt and Between South Africa and the United States: Biomedical Opposition to Skin Lighteners
COMMENT:
Jullie Livingston, New York University (NY)

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

343. Business Meeting: Task Force for American Studies in Higher Education in the United States and Globally

Sheraton Centre, Peel

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

344. Business Meeting: Marxism Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

3:00 pm

Book Signing by Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime

University of Washington Press Exhibit Booth #404

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

345. Committee on Graduate Education: The Ethics of Graduate Education in the 21st Century Academy

Sheraton Centre, Birchwood Ballroom

How viable is the traditional model of graduate education in the humanities and social sciences? Is our approach to graduate education an ethical one? What must change, and where must it change, in order for us to be truly attendant to the crisis in graduate education and its relationship to the larger crisis in higher education? What strategies can we begin to implement immediately, and how can we conceive of transformative graduate education in the long term?

CHAIR:
Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PANELISTS:
Chris Newfield, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Lisa Guerrero, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Regina N. Bradley, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Scott Poulson-Bryant, Harvard University (MA)
Malathi Iyengar, University of California, San Diego (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

346. Caucus Environment and Culture: Crude Production, Hidden Miseries: Reimagining Global Oil's Commodity Life Cycle

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Matthew Huber, Syracuse University (NY)
PAPERS:
Megan Black, George Washington University (DC)
Oil Frontiers in Outer Space?: Geological Reconnaissance Satellites and the Global Energy Crisis
Robert Johnson, National University (CA)
Embodiment, or the Loving Intimacies of Carbon
Kirsty Robertson, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Oil Futures/Petro-Fabrics
Sarah Stanford-McIntyre, College of William and Mary (VA)
Subaltern Ecologies in the Texas Petrochemical Industry
COMMENT:
Matthew Huber, Syracuse University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

347. K–16 Collaboration Committee: Radical Partnerships: Building Sustainable Academic, Activist and Community Collaborations

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Natalie Havlin, City University of New York– LaGuardia Community College (NY)
PANELISTS:
Claudia García-Rojas, Northwestern University (IL)
Radical Organizing Within and Outside the Academy
Sameena Eidoo, University of Toronto (Canada)
Youth and Community Partnerships in Toronto
Jessi Quizar, Northwestern University (IL)
Research Grants and Community Organizations in Detroit
Natalie Havlin, City University of New York– LaGuardia Community College (NY) and Anna Kurhajec, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Transforming U.S. Teacher Unions to Take on Police Violence and the School to Prison Pipeline
Amrah Salomon, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Revisiting Participatory Action Research (PAR): The Potential and Limits of PAR from a Community Perspective
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

348. The Tragedy and Resistance of Labor: Race, Technology and Revolutionary Imaginaries

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Kalindi Vora, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Neda Atanasoski, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Disappearing Bodies: The Miseries of Labor and the Internet of Things
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Speculative Technologies: The History of Agribusiness and Farm Worker Futurism
Jonathan Beller, Pratt Institute (NY)
Computation, Gender, Racialization
COMMENT:
Kalindi Vora, University of California, San Diego (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

349. Non-Aligned: Global Dispossession and Solidarity 60 Years after Bandung

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

This roundtable will explore the significance of the Bandung Conference in order to theorize and strategize in response to standing forms of dispossession and empire. The panelists—whose labors and activism cover the Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) world, African diaspora, arts, policy, and varying political temporalities and coalitions—will speak to one another and the audience in order to mine and imagine contemporary possibilities based in the futures of the past.

CHAIR:
Frank Guridy, Columbia University (NY)
PANELISTS:
Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)
Rasha Shaaban, Independent Scholar

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

350. The Pleasures and Perils of the Open Road

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (PA)
PAPERS:
Kim Beil, Stanford University (CA)
Visual Control: The Inversion of Motion Blur and the Thrills of Speed on the Page
Greg Siegel, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Mobility, Vulnerability, and Survivability in Educational 'Scare' Films
Peter Han-Chih Wang, Temple University (PA)
Jukebox and Coffin: Rethinking Robert Frank's The Americans
COMMENT:
Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (PA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

351. Freedom from Violence: Resistance as Imperative and Question

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Emily Thuma, University of California, Irvine (CA)
PANELISTS:
Dan Berger, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
Prison Abolitionism
Naomi Murakawa, Princeton University (NJ)
Carceral Racism
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University (NJ)
Anti-racist Organizing
Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Racial Profiling
COMMENT:
Emily Thuma, University of California, Irvine (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

352. Collateral Damage in the Family

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Christopher Elias, Brown University (RI)
PAPERS:
Francis Gourrier, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
What About the Husbands?: Raymond Parks, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Courage of Misery
Vivian Truong, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Mothers in the Movement: Affect and Activism against Police Brutality
Mary Battenfeld, Wheelock College (MA)
Objects of Compassion? Irish Famine Orphans in Quebec and Boston
Katherine Mohrman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Exceptional Sexualities: Sister Wives and the (Re)constitution of U.S. Nationalism
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

353. Contagion and Containment: Epidemiological Surveillance and Biomedical Misery in Contemporary Transnational Cultures

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

This roundtable will address various ways in which representations of literal or metaphorical epidemics (including terrorism as much as actual disease) feed into a double helix of risk (of infection) and security (sheltering the healthy body). It will discuss how they capitalize on the "culture of fear" for specific political purposes, and how they support or resist the ideological embeddings of biopolitical surveillance.

CHAIR:
Birgit Daewes, University of Vienna (Austria)
PANELISTS:
Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University (IN)
Gregory Tomso, University of West Florida (FL)
Ingrid Gessner, University of Regensburg (Germany)
Birgit Daewes, University of Vienna (Austria)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

354. Narratives of Colonial Loss and Ways of Resistance in Hawai'i

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PAPERS:
Kim Compoc, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
From Twin Annexations to Twin Solidarities: Filipinos and Hawai'ians Putting U.S. Empire on Trial
Stephanie Nohelani Teves, University of Oregon (OR)
The Afterlife of Princess Ka'iulani
Liza Keānuenueokalani Williams, New York University (NY)
The (Re)Production of Colonial Misery: A Way of Indigenous Hawai'ian Resistance?
Laurel Mei-Singh, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Living on the Edge of Time: Confronting Houselessness, Envisioning the Future
Logan Narikawa, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Towards an Ethics of Asian Settler Colonialism in Hawai'i: Confronting Privilege, Becoming Po'e Aloha 'A|ina
COMMENT:
Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

355. Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies: Globalizing Sexuality in the Queer Studies Curriculum

Sheraton Centre, Maple

The panelists will talk about their experiences taking sexuality studies at their institutions out of the U.S. and into a global realm that requires greater consideration of empire, comparative ethnic studies, intersectionality, homo-nationalism, and settler colonialism. They will share favorite pedagogic techniques for introducing key concepts in global sexuality studies, and for making curricular changes that go beyond U.S. canon, and drawing stronger conceptual links while destabilizing the coherence of certain concepts in a transnational frame.

CHAIR:
Gregory Mitchell, Williams College (MA)
PANELISTS:
Marcia Ochoa, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Elias Krell, Vassar College (NY)
Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Evren Savci, San Francisco State University (CA)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

356. The Black Radical Biography: Repression, Pain and Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Pine

This roundtable explores how biographers of black activism engage in the arduous process of resurrecting the depth of their subject's history and have to insert black radical thinkers and activists into the canonical narrative. In doing so, biographies of black radicals have created new histories that challenge common historical assumptions in regard to their historical actors' relationship to power, movement leadership and agency in all its complexity.

CHAIR:
Erica Edwards, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PANELISTS:
Sherie M. Randolph, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Kevin Mumford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Anastasia C. Curwood, University of Kentucky (KY)
Stephen Ward, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

357. The Ne(ur)oliberal Subject: Doing American Studies in the Age of Brain Science

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Heather Murray, University of Ottawa (Canada)
PAPERS:
Gabriel Mendes, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Oppression, Ab/Normality, and the Science of the Mind in Frantz Fanon's and Fredric Wertham's Meta-Psychological Thought
Scott Selberg, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Brain Games: Alzheimer's, Cognitive Health, and Aspirational Aging
Kira Lussier, University of Toronto (Canada)
Managing Intuition: The Rhetoric of Right Brain/Left Brain in Managerial Discourse
Michael E. Staub, City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
Imaging Race: "Brain Stories" about Prejudice and Identity
COMMENT:
Heather Murray, University of Ottawa (Canada)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

358. Just Deserters: Allegiance and American Desertion

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
James Downs, Connecticut College (CT)
PAPERS:
Nathaniel Arthur Windon, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Cowardice and Cholera: Ritual Punishment and the Contagion of Desertion in the American Civil War
Samantha Simon, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Ambivalent Desertions: National Allegiance in Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium In Imperio
Daniel Graham, University of Connecticut (CT)
Home is Where the Harm is: Propagating and Punishing Nostalgia in the Civil War
COMMENT:
James Downs, Connecticut College (CT)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

359. Entanglements of Pathologization and Criminalization

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
A. Anthony, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
PAPERS:
Liat Ben-Moshe, University of Toledo (OH)
Racial-Pathologization and the Rise and Potential Fall of the Carceral
A.J. Withers, York University (Canada)
Shocking into Compliance: TASERS, Police Force, Race and Pathologization
D.L. Adams, Syracuse University (NY)
Educating through Racial Pathology: Disciplinary and Behavior Modification in Schools and the STPP
Elias Walker Vitulli, DePaul University (IL)
"A Serious Medical Need?": Carceral Pathologization, Penal Sex Classification, and Sex Reassignment Surgery
Syrus Marcus Ware, York University (Canada)
It Cannot Be Fixed Because It's Not Broken
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

360. The Politics of Black Cultural (Re)Production

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Jasmine Nicole Cobb, Duke University (NC)
New Naturals: Black Women's Hair in the 21st Century
Kimberly Juanita Brown, Harvard University (MA)
'Now Keep in Mind That I'm an Artist': Erykah Badu's Ambulatory Skin Acts
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University (NY)
Reading the Trans- in Trans-Atlantic Literature: On the 'Female' Within the Three Negro Classics
Shana L. Redmond, University of Southern California (CA)
'Yes We Do': African Musicians and the Echo Chamber of Aid
COMMENT:
Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University (NY)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

361. The Misery Index: Sites of Resistance and Revitalization in Southeast Asia

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Davorn Sisavath, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Militarized Excess: Aesthetics of U.S. Waste in Laos
Josen Masangkay Diaz, University of San Diego (CA)
Operation Homecoming: The Great Society, the New Society, and Cold War Balikbayans
Emily Hue, New York University (NY)
Cultural Workers in Distress: Humanitarian Violence,Transnational Advocacy and Burmese Diasporic Organizing in New York
Joo Ok Kim, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Declining Misery: Remaking the Southern Gothic with Rural Florida's Hmong and Korean Farmers
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

362. The Sense and Scale of Asian Misery

Sheraton Centre, Willow Centre,

CHAIR:
Robert G. Lee, Brown University (RI)
PAPERS:
Joshua Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University (IL)
Ripping Up McNamera's Chair: The Decolonial Violence of Danh Võ
Eng-Beng Lim, Dartmouth College (NH)
Sensate Queerness in the Boy Harem
Amy Cynthia Tang, Wesleyan University (CT)
The Scale of Misery, the Key of Resistance: Collective Literary Subjects
COMMENT:
Robert G. Lee, Brown University (RI)

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

363. Millenial Black Urban: Living for the City

Sheraton Centre, Willow West

CHAIR:
Stephanie Batiste, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A Part-Time Hustle in the Solution: Alternatives to Displacement and Black Out-Migration
Marco Durce Roc, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Managing Safety: Exploring Community-Police Partnerships in Chicago
Badia Ahad, Loyola University Chicago (IL)
The Future of Nostalgia in Dave Chappelle's Block Party
COMMENT:
The Audience

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

364. Entrepreneurial Miseries: Neoliberalism and the (Trans)Formation of White Masculinity

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville West

CHAIR:
Matthew Basso, University of Utah (UT)
PAPERS:
Sean Trundle, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
Cloaked in Misery: 'Computer Nerds' and the Mythology of Victimhood
Yohei Sekiguchi, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Neoliberal Fatherhood and the Ideology of Post-nuclear Family in Robert B. Parker's Early Autumn
Justin Rawlins, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
To Live and Die by the Changing Seasons: Mediating Misery in Television's Last Frontier
COMMENT:
Matthew Basso, University of Utah (UT)

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

365. Business Meeting: All Committee Chairs

Sheraton Centre, Pinnacle – 43rd Floor

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

366. Business Meeting: Digital Humanities Caucus

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reception: 25th Anniversary of the UCSD Ethnic Studies Department

Sheraton Toronto, Mezzanine Foyer

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

367. Film Screening: In His Own Home, Director, Malini Johar Schueller (30 minutes)

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

In His Own Home (http://inhisownhome.com/) is a documentary about the March 2010 shooting of an unarmed disabled black graduate student by campus police at the University of Florida and the failure of the administration to address the racism and over-militarization of its police force. It tells the story of Kofi Adu Brempong, a Ghanaian graduate student, disabled by childhood polio, attacked by a campus Critical Incident Response Team bungled response to a 911 call from a neighbor. It is about students whose protests led the administration to drop fake charges against Kofi and whose continued activism challenges police brutality. In His Own Home speaks to police racism and the militiarization of our campuses nationwide and to the continuing police brutality against unarmed Black people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Q&A with Malini Johar Schueller, University of Florida (FL) and Denise Ferreira Da Silva, University of London (United Kingdom).

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

368. Digital Humanities Caucus: Digital Humanities Mentoring

Sheraton Centre, Yorkville East

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

369. Reception: University of Michigan

Sheraton Centre, Churchill Room

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

371. CANCELLED:
Boodle Fight: Competitive Eating, Toronto's Foodways, and the Philippine Diaspora

Bella's Lechon (Offsite)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

372. To Keep from Crying: Aamer Rahman Stand-Up

Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom East

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