October 15, 2018 AMST Journal Club 11:30-12:30 HEAV G4
October 10, 2018 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler 11:30-1:30 HEAV G4
September 19, 2018 co-sponsored with LGBTQ Center - Tarana Burke 6:30pm Loeb Theatre
September 12, 2018 co-sponsored with LCC Event Cherríe Moraga 7:00-8:00pm Loeb Playhouse
September 11, 2018 LGBTQ Center's Rainbow Callout 6:00-8:00pm PMU Ballrooms
August 23, 2018 BCC Boiler Fest 4:00-6:00pm Krach Lawn
August 20, 2018 Welcome Back Reception 11:45am-1:00pm HEAV G4
April 28, 2018 Annual Awards Banquet 5:00-9:00pm PMU Anniversary Drawing Room
April 28, 2018 AMST 2018 Symposium 8:00am-4:30pm STEW 214A
March 5, 2018 Zinn Celebration - David Detmer (Purdue Northwest) 11:30am-1:30pm HEAV G4
February 26, 2018 AMST Colloquium - Yvonne Pitts/Lowell Kane 4-5:30pm HEAV G4
October 5, 2017 Asian American Studies Colloquium 11:00am-12:30pm HEAV G4
September 13, 2017 LGBTQ Center's Rainbow Callout 6:00-8:00pm PMU North/South Ballrooms
September 7th Experience Liberal Arts Fair 10:00am-2:00pm Purdue Memorial Mall
August 21, 2017 AMST Welcome Back Reception 12:30-3:30pm; HEAV G4
April 30, 2017 AMST Annual Graduate Symposium 8am-1:30pm; STEW 214A
April 29, 2017 AMST Annual Awards Banquet 5-8pm; PMU - West Faculty Lounge
April 29, 2017 AMST Annual Graduate Symposium 8am-5pm; STEW 214A
April 28, 2017 ASGSO End-of-the-Year Celebration 6-8pm; Union Rack & Roll Bowling Alley
November 14, 2016 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Diego Soares da Silveira (University of Brasília) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
September 14, 2016 LGBTQ Rainbow Callout - 6-8pm - PMU North/South Ballrooms
August 29, 2016 AMST Welcome Back Reception - 1-4pm - HEAV G4
August 25, 2016 BCC Boilerfest - 4-6pm - Black Cultural Center
April 23, 2016 AMST Annual Awards Banquet - Saturday 5pm; Carnahan Hall
April 23, 2016 AMST 2016 Symposium - Saturday 9am-4:30, Sunday 9am-Noon; STEW 214A
April 16, 2016 Spring Fest - Saturday only 10am - 4pm; CLA Tent - Memorial Mall
March 7, 2016 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Rachel Lee (UCLA) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
February 8, 2016 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Paisle Currah (Brooklyn College CUNY) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
January 28, 2016 American Studies Day 10am-4pm; STEW West Foyer
December 8, 2015 AMST Graduate Symposium - Queer/ing Popular Culture 5pm; HEAV G4
November 2, 2015 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Scott Shoemaker (Eiteljorg Museum) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
October 19, 2015 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Mel Stanfill (Purdue University) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
October 22, 2015 Global Food: Local Perspectives 3:30-5:30pm; NLSN 1215
September 21, 2015 AMST Colloquium - Dr. Adrienne Brown (University of Chicago) 4-5:30pm; HEAV G4
August 31, 2015 Welcome Back Reception 1-4pm; HEAV G4
August 21, 2015 AMST Program Retreat 9am-1pm; Carnahan Hall
April 6 - 8, 2015 AMST External Review
April 24, 2015 AMST 50th Anniversary Celebration 5:00pm; Carnahan Hall
August 25, 2014 AMST Welcome Back Reception 1:00-4:00pm; PMU East Faculty Lounge
September 12, 2013 American Studies Brown Bag Teaching Assistantships & Fellowships 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Beering Hall, Room B261
September 17, 2013 Diversity Cafe Film Screening: Howard Zinn's The People Speak 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Lawson Hall, Room 1142
October 1, 2013 American Studies Fall Book Sale 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Lawson Hall Foyer
October 2, 2013 American Studies Fall Book Sale 12:30-2:30 p.m.; HSSE Entrance/Stewart Center Foyer
October 10, 2013 American Studies Brown Bag Purdue Libraries & the American Studies Library 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Beering Hall, Room B261
October 23, 2013 Diversity Cafe Green Week Film Screening with the Native American Educational & Cultural Center Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Stewart Center, Room 310
October 24, 2013 American Studies ASGSO Town Hall Meeting 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Rawls Hall, Room 2082
November 7, 2013 Diversity Cafe Film Screening Howl 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Lawson Hall, Room 1142
November 14, 2013 American Studies Brown Bag Making the Most of Your Plan of Study 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Beering Hall, Room B261
September 2, 2011
ASGSO Welcome Mixer
September 9, 2011
ASGSO Brown Bag: Surviving Graduate School
September 28 & 29, 2011
ASGSO Book Sale
1st Floor, Beering Lobby
October 14, 2011
ASGSO Brown Bag: Creating an AMST 201 Proposal
October 20 & 21, 2011
American Studies Association Conference - Baltimore
November 11, 2011
ASGSO Brown Bag: Preparing for Prelim Exams
December 3, 2011
Abby Stephen's House
ASGSO Holiday Party
'Until Death or Distance Do You Part': Marriage and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century"
Presented by Tera Hunter, Professor of U.S. History, Princeton University
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00 p.m., Lawson Hall, Room 1142
Sponsored by the Department of History, African-American Studies, American Studies and Women's Studies
Graduate Student Forum on Research Methods in Race, Gender, and Class featuring Tera Hunter
Thursday, October 15, 2009
3:00-4:30 p.m., Beering Hall, Room B261
Philosophy Department Colloquium
"Interpreting a Murder with Addams and Mead"
Presented by Marilyn Fischer, Ph.D., University of Dayton
Thursday, September 17, 2009
4:30 p.m., Beering Hall, Room 1268
- Spring 2009 Lecture Series
- Fall 2008 Lecture Series
- 2008 Spring Lecture Series
- 2007 Fall Professional Development Series
- 2007 Spring Lecture Series
- 2006 Fall Lecture Series
- 2006 Spring Lecture, Colloquia and Workshop Series
- 2005 Fall Lecture and Colloquia Series
2008 International Conference
"American Studies and Imperial Designs: New Scholarship and Perspectives on the U.S. in the World"
September 11-14, 2008
Professor Amy Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Kaplan's work has been fundamental in moving forward discussion of Empire and Imperialism in American Studies. She has produced two books on this subject: The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture (Harvard 2005) and co-edited, with Donald Pease, the influential volume Cultures of United States Imperialism (Duke UP, 1993).Full Conference Program
40th Anniversary Celebration
In 2004, the Program in American Studies at Purdue University celebrated its 40th anniversary! In honor of that landmark and in order to reflect on the achievements of students who have graduated from the program and who are currently enrolled, the American Studies Program hosted a three-day symposium on March 25-27, 2004. The theme of this symposium was "Looking Forward," to acknowledge Purdue's commitment to innovative interdisciplinary study and to consider new directions in the field of American Studies.
Keynote speakers included Julie Ellison, University of Michigan and Eric Lott, University of Virginia.
The 2014-15 Colloquium Series
March 12, 2015
Juana María Rodríguez - Pornographic Encounters and Interpretive Possibilities: Reading Racialized Sexuality Queerly
January 26, 2015
Nitasha Tamar Sharma - Black Hawaiian Hapas: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific
September 11, 2014
Terence Keel - The Strange Career of American Polygenism: From Christian Naturalism to the Progressive Era
Annual conferences at Purdue University have been held since 1975 and feature nationally and internationally recognized scholars, master's and doctoral students from other major universities, and our own American Studies students.
The 2015 Symposium was held on April 24-25, 2015.
The 2014 Symposium was held in April 18, 2014.
The 2013 Symposium was held on April 17, 18 & 19, 2013
Links for 2013 Symposium Information:
The 2012 Symposium was held on April 19 & 20, 2012.
The 2011 Symposium was held on April 14 & 15, 2011.
The 2010 Symposium was held April 22 & 23, 2010.
The 2009 was held April 16, 17 & 18, 2009.
The 2008 was held on April 17 & 18, 2008.
The 2007 was held on April 19 & 20, 2007.
The 2006 was held on March 30 & 31, 2006.
The 2005 was held on March 4 & 5, 2005