On Thursday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, the Symposium on Global American Studies will convene.

Four panels will include the following papers:

  • Saima Akhtar (Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Art Histories): “Corporate Empire: Fordism and the Making of Immigrant Detroit”
  • Emma Amador (University of Michigan, History Department): “‘Women Ask Relief for Puerto Ricans’: The Transnational and Colonial History of the U.S. Welfare State”
  • Gabrielle Clark (American University; Law, Justice, and Criminology Department): “From ‘Alien Labor’ to ‘Temporary Alien’ Employees: Migrant Rights at Work across Regulatory Regimes in the United States (1942-2011)”
  • Joseph Fronczak (Harvard University, Mahindra Humanities Center): “The Enigma of Intellectual Production and Transmission in Global Capitalism: Explaining the Worldwide Sitdown Strike Movement of 1936”
  • Jose Fuste (U.C. San Diego, Department of Ethnic Studies): “Stitching the Seams of Afro-Latina/o Political Identities across American, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies Divides”
  • Samantha Iyer (Harvard University, Warren Center): “Debt and Difference: the Politics of Agriculture in the United States, Egypt and India in an Age of Global Crisis”
  • Justin Jackson (New York University, Draper Program): “The U.S. Army and Colonial Military Labor in Cuba and the Philippines, 1898-1913”
  • Justin Leroy (Harvard University, Warren Center): “‘Sympathies as Broad as the Universe’: Globalizing Black Antislavery after Emancipation”
  • Sarah Lewis (Harvard University, Hutchins Center): “Black Sea, Black Atlantic: From Frederick Douglass to Leo Tolstoy, Images of the Caucasus in the Wake of the Civil and Caucasian Wars”
  • Allan Lumba (Harvard University, Warren Center): “Philippine Disorders in the Able-Bodied Empire.”
  • Simeon Man (University of Southern California, American Studies and Ethnicity): “Mobilizing ‘Free Asians’: Asian American Soldiering through the Decolonizing Pacific”
  • Elizabeth Mesok (Harvard University, Warren Center): “The Feminist Subject at War: Logics of Racialization in U.S. Humanitarian Imperialism”
  • Sarah Rodriguez (University of Pennsylvania, History Department): “‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’: The Politics and Patriotism of the First Anglo-American Immigrants to Mexican Texas”
  • Katherine Unterman (Texas A&M, History Department): “Nowhere to Hide: International Fugitives and American Power”

Supporters and contributors include: IGLP, American Studies, AAAS, DRCLAS, History, Hutchins, Social Science Division, and WCFIA