All students enrolled in the American Studies graduate program participate throughout their graduate careers in a monthly colloquium in which faculty and graduate offer presentations of their work-in-progress. The Colloquium exposes graduate students to the research interests of faculty in American Studies and allied fields, and also includes visiting graduate students and faculty from international partner institutions. The Colloquium is the collegial wellspring of the program, the intellectual and social center of the American Studies community; the conversation occurring there naturally both informs and is informed by classroom work, and helps to shape, against the backdrop of individual specializations, a common discourse, and in large part provides a site for the formation of the American Studies social and intellectual community. Take a look through our upcoming and past events to get a sense of how the colloquia function.

2016-2017 Colloquia & Speaker Series

Coffee & Conversation: “Savage Barbecue” – Dr. Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds – Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

“Neighborhoods First”: The Black Panther Party as a Model for Community Organizing in the US and Abroad – Dr. Jakobi Warnes, Indiana University, Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Previous Colloquia Events

Coffee & Conversation: “What the Digital Humanities Could Be” – Stewart Varner – Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Food Studies Panel – Graduate Students In Carolina Cook, Carolina Eats, Spring 2015 – Monday, September 21st, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

American Studies Graduate Student & Faculty Meet and Greet – Monday, October 5th, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

Public Folklore Panel – Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Public Folklore Discussion with Selina Morales, Director Philadelphia Folklife Project – Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Digital Loray – Julie Davis, Charlotte Fryar, Elijah Gaddis, and Karen Seiber – Monday, November 9th, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

Empire’s Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and the Cultural Politics of Settling” – Jodi Byrd – Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Fables of the Bloody Shirt: Narrating Reconstruction Violence” – Scott Romine – Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

From Highlanders to Tar-Heels: Scottish Gaelic Immigrant Communities in the Carolinas (Part 2)” – Michael Newton – Monday, April 6th, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Folklore Graduate Student Presentations” – Folklore Master Studies – Monday, April 6th, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

The Duration of the Land: The Queerness of Time in Sundown” – Mark Rifkin -Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region” – Marcie Ferris – Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

The Artist’s Process” – Marco Williams – Monday, March 23rd, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

‘Coed Enters Harem’ American Imperialism in the Muslim Philippines and the ‘Strange Hegira’ of Princess Tarhata Kiram” – Tim Marr – Monday, February 16th, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Food, Film, and Folklore: Two Films” – Sol Weiner and Victoria Bouloubasis – Monday, February 9th, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Not Stud’n ‘em White Folks: Black Racial Epistemologies in the Post-Soul South” – Zandria F. Robinson – Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 5:30 pm

Becoming ‘Wide Eyed and Radical’: Clyde Warrior Approximately” – Daniel Cobb – Friday, October 31st, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

Talk with Michael A. Mason, Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage” – Michael A. Mason -Monday, October 13rd, 2014, 5:30 pm

Media and the Movement: New Voices in an Old Struggle” – Seth Kotch – Friday, September 19th, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

From Highlanders to Tar-Heels: Scottish Gaelic Immigrant Communities in North Carolina” – Michael Newton – Monday, September 15th, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Judith Jones and the Turn Toward American Regional Cooking” – Sara B. Franklin – Monday, March 31st, 2014, 5:30 pm

Crafting Crafting Lives” – Catherine W. Bishir – Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, 5:30 p.m.