Ph.D Students in American Studies:
20th century American intellectual and cultural history; Asian American Studies; Studies of Empire; Public Memory and Apology; Histories of Violence
First Year Student
Anthropocene; Feminist Science and Technology Studies; Transgender Studies; U.S. Built Environment
“The Age of Encampment: Labor, Race, and Surveillance along the Southern US Border, 1933-1975”
Contemporary Nonfiction & Poetry; Queer Theory; Asian American Studies; Literature of Space & Place
Science and popular culture; the psychological self; history of medicine and the body; diet, fitness, and self-help culture; narrative
“Phrenology and the Invention of Personality in Nineteenth Century America”
Asian American Community Politics and Culture; Asian American Literature; Chinese Diaspora in the Americas
Maggie Unverzagt Goddard
"Improper Objects: Embodied Aesthetics and the Politics of the Pelvis"
First Year Student
"The Forest Keepers: An Environmental History of the Menominee Watershed"
Information Science; Knowledge Organization; Memory Studies
"Brokering Cultures, Brokering Race: Charley Ah Him, Chinatown, and the Construction of Los Angeles"
19th and 20th Century Visual and Material Culture; Black Feminist Theory; Racial-Mixture; History of Photography; Public Humanities
Race in Hawaiʻi, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Indigenous Education
Native American and Indigenous Studies; Histories of the Native Northeast; Decolonizing Methodologies; Public Humanities; Material Culture
"Mother. Nurse. Housewife. Maid.: The Enduring Moral Politics of 'Women's Work' in America"
Caribbean Studies, Afro-Latinx Studies, Sound and Aesthetics, Poetry and Spoken Word, Puerto Rico and Diaspora
"Remnants: Acts of Recovery in the Displaced Imaginary”
“Beyond Pensionados and Manongs: Filipino Entrepreneurs, Musicians, and Workers in American Film and Sports, 1900-1960”
“Seeing Feeling: The Work of Empathy in Exhibitionary Spaces”
Central American Studies, El Salvador, transnationalism, displacement, and migration
Asian American Studies; Science, Technology and Society; 20th c Immigration History; Environmental History; Public Humanities.
“Queering the Southern Family Album: The Boundaries of Race, Intimacy, and History in the U.S. South”
Asian American Social Movements, Interracial/Coalition Politics, Race and Digital Media
“Solidarities and Solitude: Tracing the Iranian Diaspora in the United States, 1950-Present”