Category: American Studies

An Empire Transformed: A Q&A with Kate Luce Mulry

An Empire Transformed: A Q&A with Kate Luce Mulry

Kate Mulry, author of An Empire Transformed (NYU Press, 2021), spoke with the online journal Current about her writing process, research, and the impetus for her path-breaking work in American history. Read the full conversation below.

Agency, Resistance, Resilience, Identity

Agency, Resistance, Resilience, Identity

—Shirley Hune and Gail M. Nomura
How can all of us better challenge falsehoods of Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s docility and call attention to the complexities of their past and present experiences in the United States and elsewhere?

Reckonings and Passages

Reckonings and Passages

—Michelle D. Commander
A profoundly personal story, Avidly Reads Passages is my journey into the past to gain better understandings about slavery and white supremacy and how they reverberate and threaten Black lives in our own times.

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

Ballroom, Tango, and the Patriarchy

—Julia A. Ericksen A recent article in the New York Times described the ways in which young women and men are remaking Argentine tango, the dance that seems to embody… READ MORE

Fear of Muslims in American Society

Fear of Muslims in American Society

—Ann Gordon, L. Edward Day, Christopher D. Bader, and Joseph O. Baker
The authors of Fear Itself pull data from their Chapman University survey on American fear of Muslim Americans and Islam