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					ASA SESSIONS AT A GLANCE

ThurSdAy, NOvEmbEr 5, 2009
8:00      am      – 1:45        pm

Business Meeting of the ASA National Council .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 97
10:00        am     – 11:45           am

Oil Culture: Representations of the Petroleum Industry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 97
High-Tech Sustainability and Socioeconomic Justice  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 97
Domestic Environmentalism: Home, Nation, Globe, Planet  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 98
New Ethics of Ecological Care and Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 98
Interpreting Images, Icons, and Intent: The White House
  Residence as Cultural Sphere  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 99
Perverting Nationalisms: Discourses of Security and the Crafting
  of Geopolitics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 99
Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: Cities in the
  American Environmental Imaginary (sponsored by the Visual
  Culture Caucus)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 100
iAm: The Work of Self in the Age of Digital Replication  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 100
Against Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 101
The U .S . Nonprofit Industrial Complex and Its Discontents  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 101
Exploring the Unsustainable: Feminist, Radical, Queer Politics  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 102
Pedagogical and Story Circle Workshop with Students at the
  Center, New Orleans  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 102
Training Sights: The Visual Pedagogies of American Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  . 102
Genres of Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 103
Violent Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 103
Voluntary Communities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 104
12:00        pm     – 1:45         pm

International Partnership Luncheon  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 104
U .S . Reproductive Citizenship in a Global Context  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                    104
Visual Culture in the Americas  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            105
Early America, Asia, and the Pacific (sponsored by the
   Early American Matters Caucus)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  105
Three Perspectives on Citizenship and Belonging: African
   Americans, Conquered Mexicans, and Immigrant Chinese  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                        106
Photography: Imaging the Future of Race in America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           106
Thinking Globally: American Environmentalism and Global
   Society in the Postwar Era  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       107
On the Virtues of Academic Citizenship: Pedagogy and Practice
   in the American Studies College Classroom  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                               107
Circulatory Systems: Affects and Economies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                              108
The Intimate Bonds of Citizenship: The Citizen as Neighbor
   and Friend  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   108
Why Walk When You Can Fly? The Living Stage Praxis of
   Community Engagement and Mobilization, 1966–2002  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                      109



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Thursday, November 5 (continued)
Intersections of Native American and Japanese American
  Scholarship: Dispossession, Citizenship, Belonging, and the State  .  .  .                                                                  109
Performance Re/Visions: American Theater and National Identity  .  .  .  .                                                                    109
Internment, Redress, and Reparations  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            110
Visions of Imperial Hegemony  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  110
Blackness in Musical Performance  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       111
Transnational Bodies, Performances, and Enactments  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                  111
1:45      pm    – 4:45        pm

Business Meeting of the Regional Chapters’ Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 112
2:00      pm    – 3:45        pm

Business Meeting of the Women’s Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                         112
Business Meeting of the International Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                            112
En-gendering U .S . Diasporic Visions of Caribbean Migration  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                          112
Waging War, Shaping Identity: Exploring Ethnic and Racial
  Formation during the First and Second World Wars  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                     113
Performing Anti-essentialisms  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 113
Children and Youth in History: Belonging in the Past and the
  Present (sponsored by the Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus)  .  .  .                                                                      114
Patriotic Investments in Victimhood, Vengeance, and Violence  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                             114
Under the Influence: Affective Historiographies of Queer Nightlife  .  .  .                                                                   115
Theorizing Prison/Space/Resistance in Post–World War II America  .  .  .  .                                                                   115
A New Exceptionalism? Citizenship, Identity, and Belonging in
  Obama’s America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     116
Poetic Visions in the Wake of Katrina  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           116
Girls of Color and Performance Ethnography: Imagining New
  Spaces of Empowerment and Inclusion  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    117
Hollywood in the 1950s: The Spectacle of Cold War Citizenry  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 117
Open the Door: Race and Citizenship in Popular Music  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                      117
Drugs, Death, and Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                118
Mothering the State  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   118
Haiti as Icon in Transnational Discourse  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              119
Transnational Imagined Communities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              119
2:00      pm    – 4:30        pm

Business Meeting of the American Quarterly Advisory
  Editorial Board .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 120
2:00      pm    – 5:00        pm

Business Meeting of the Students’ Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 120
4:00      pm    – 5:45        pm

American Studies Journal Editorial Board Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 120
Institutional Strategies of Empowerment and Belonging:
  Intersections of Union, Community, and
  Philanthropic Organizing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 120

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ASA SESSIONS AT A GLANCE

Thursday, November 5 (continued)
Vulnerable Bodies, Ecological Citizenship, and the Making of
  Environmental Publics (sponsored by the Environment and
  Culture Caucus)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   121
Barbecue Eating, Gospel Singing, and Bridge Building:
  Perspectives on Collaborative Scholarship in the U .S . South  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           121
American Literature as Political Theory: Reimagining Citizenship,
  Bodies, and Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            121
Performing Publics and Counterpublics: Belonging and Boundaries
  in Early American Theater Culture  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              122
The Cultural Productions of Oil in the Americas  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             122
Speculative Sexualities: Nineteenth-Century Theories of Time,
  Affinity, and Desire  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       123
A Critical View from Hawai‘i: Pedagogy and Curriculum Workshop  .  .                                                                           123
Everybody’s Disabled Nowadays: Reconfiguring American Studies
  through Disability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      124
Performing Health, Narrativizing Racialized Bodies: AIDS,
  Cancer, and Medical “Knowledge”  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                124
Transnational Markets and Communities: Comparative Cultural
  Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  125
The Cool of Barack Obama .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  125
Envisioning a Sustainable Transnational Cultural Policy: Lessons
  and Inspirations from Across the Hemisphere  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                            126
Hip-Hop, Poetry, and Belonging: Citizenship and the Cultural
  Politics of Rhyming  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        126
Dramas of Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       127
Racial Productions of the Borderlands .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             127
Universalism and Its Discontents  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                     128
5:00      pm    – 7:45        pm

Business Meeting of the Material Culture Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 128
5:00      pm    – 9:00        pm

Business Meeting of the Politics and Policy Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             128
Business Meeting of the Environment and Culture Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           128
Business Meeting of the Religion and American Culture Caucus  .  .  .  .  .                                                                    128
Business Meeting of the Caucus on Community and
  Academic Activism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       129
6:00      pm    – 7:30        pm

Business Meeting of the Minority Scholar’s Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 129
6:00      pm    – 7:45        pm

Business Meeting of the Humor Studies Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 129
Business Meeting of the Science and Technology Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 129
6:30      pm    – 8:30        pm

Welcome Reception  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 129

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FrIdAy, NOvEmbEr 6, 2009
7:30      am     – 9:45        am

Business Meetings of the Presidents of International American
  Studies Associations and of the International Journal Editors  .  .  .  .  .  . 130
8:00      am     – 9:45        am

Mentoring Breakfast of the Minority Scholars’ Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              130
Business Meeting of the Committee for American Studies
  Centers and Programs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 130
Colloquy with Stephanie Smallwood on Saltwater Slavery:
  A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                            130
Finding the Fit and Leading the Way: Aligning Undergraduate
  American Studies Programs with Institutional Initiatives and
  Demonstrating Relevance at a Critical Time  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                              131
Citizenship and Belonging: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in
  Representations of American Catholicism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                           131
Breakfast Forum: Ethno-Racial Representation/Popular Culture
  Scholarship: Practices, Politics, and Positioning in the Academy
  (sponsored by the Students’ Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                         132
Cultural Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging: South Asian
  Americans as a Multicultural Case Study  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                           132
Staging Citizenship in the Progressive Era  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    132
Palimpsestic Belonging: Anticolonialisms of That Day and
  Neocolonialisms of Today in the Asia/Pacific/Caribbean Nexus  .  .  .  .                                                                         133
Found in Translation: Anti-imperialism and Global Solidarity in
  the Long Sixties  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      133
Salseras, Tortilleras, and Alien Invaders: Practices of
  Queer Latina Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  134
Colonialism, Sovereignty, (In)commensurability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                               134
War, Citizenship, and Latino Identity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                135
Sporting Bodies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   135
Contemporary Displacements of Humanitarianisms  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        136
Pasts That Refuse to Go Away  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          136
Intimate Responses to Empire  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       137
Living for the City  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     137
10:00        am     – 11:45          am

Business Meeting of the Visual Culture Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             137
Business Meeting of the Digital Humanities Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                     137
America in the Middle East, Area Studies in American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                  138
GLBT Policy and Movement Building after Proposition 8 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              138
Contested Subjects, Contesting Citizenship: Asian Americans and
  Latinos in the Post-1965 Discourse of Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                   139
Popular Fronts: Artists and Activism in the 1930s  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                  139
Freedom and Free Enterprise: Minority Entrepreneurship in
  Twentieth-Century America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        140


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Friday, November 6 (continued)
Death, Destruction, and Ruin in Nineteenth-Century America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                       140
Cultural Spaces of Neoliberalism and Modes of Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 141
Food Politics, Sustainability, and Citizenship:
  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             141
Expanding God’s Country: Religious Education in
  Early American Empires .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      142
International Committee Talkshop I: The United States Is Not
  Enough—International Research and Teaching Opportunities in
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            142
Graduate Student Sustainability? Graduate Student Unionization
  and the Casualization of Academic Labor  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                              142
Going Hollywood: Dance Floor Democracy, Social Mixing, and
  Cultural Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              143
Visual Distortions of the Environment .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    143
Performing Indian Identities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    144
We Need the Funk? Folklore, Fiction, and Humor  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        144
Citizenship and Humanitarian Discourse .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                         145
Visions of Antiracism, 1890–1940  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               145
Color Lines and Crossings  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    146
12:00        pm     – 1:45        pm

Luncheon of the Women’s Committee: Go Tell Michelle:
  Citizenship, Belonging, and the First Lady .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                            146
Friends, Neighbors, and Social Capital in Nineteenth-Century
  African American Literature  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            147
Cultural Citizenship and Sustainable Communities in Post-1965
  Asian American Narrative Practice  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                     147
Stepping On and Across Boundaries: Everyday Dance
  and Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         148
Black Man, White Man, Commander-in-Chief: Barack Obama in
  Popular Visual Culture  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  148
Palestine in Crisis  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     149
Producing and Protecting Citizens: The Nexus of Culture, Policy,
  and Affect  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   149
Cultures of African American Commodity Consumption  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                   150
Pressing Herself into the National Conversation: Race, Class, and
  the Power of Women’s Writing in the Early Twentieth Century  .  .  .  .                                                                             150
International Committee Talkshop II: Presidential Politics,
  Administrative Change, and Teaching American Studies Overseas  .  .                                                                                 151
Citizenship and Modernity in the U .S .-Mexico Borderlands  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 151
Fat Fictions and the Culture of Consumption: Citizenship in the
  Era of Obesity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        152
Claiming Housing Rights  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                   152
Precarious Belonging: Place, Community, and Citizenship in
  Nineteenth-Century U .S . Literature  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  152
Combating Inequalities in Higher Education: An Agenda for
  Tough Times (sponsored by the Minority Scholars’ Committee)  .  .  .  .                                                                             153

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Friday, November 6 (continued)
Demystifying Publishing: A Discussion with Writers and Editors  .  .  .  .  .                                                                        153
Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai‘i (a film
  screening and dialogue with the director)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                           154
Indigeneity and Sustainability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       154
A Nation of Bodies, or Embodying the Nation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                 154
2:00      pm     – 3:45         pm

Business Meeting of the ASA-JAAS Project Advisory Committee  .  .  .  .  .                                                                           155
Business Meeting of the K–16 Collaboration Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                155
Faculty Mentoring Coffee Hour (hosted by the
   Students’ Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               155
Citizenship and Aesthetics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  155
Commies, Christians, and Queers: Subcultures of Letters in
   Twentieth-Century America (sponsored by the affiliate
   organization SHARP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                156
America’s Middle East: Cultural Enunciations  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             156
Feeling Like You Belong: Sensory Perception, Experience, and
   Group Identity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      157
There Was a Time: Local and Global Perspectives on the End of
   Black Power  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   157
Fictions of Freedom: Blood, Labor, Law, and Bondage  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           158
Food’s Inedible Products: Machines, Labor, and Men  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                         158
Citizen Alien: Asian Americans on the Outer Limits of
   Television and Nation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 159
International Committee Talkshop III: “Only in America Is My
   Story Possible”: Teaching Race and American Studies Overseas,
   with Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye as a Case Study  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              159
Frontier Encounters: Citizenship and Belonging in Western
   Photographic Portraits  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                160
Claiming Urban Space and Citizenship: The Underground
   Railroad, East St . Louis, and Skid Row, LA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                              160
Danger and Beauty: Affect, Aesthetics, and Belonging in
   Filipino America .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        161
Strategically Subjectless: Is “Asian American” Sustainable?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                               161
Humor Studies as American Studies (sponsored by the Humor
   Studies Caucus)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        162
Framing America’s Hard Edges: Photographs, Health Imagery,
   and the (De)construction of Racialized Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                     162
Citizenship in Sickness and in Death  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                162
Music and Activism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           163
4:00      pm     – 5:00         pm

Celebration of Authors Reception  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 163




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Friday, November 6 (continued)
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Business Meeting of the Early American Matters Caucus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              163
Cultural Assimilation, Criminal Codes, and Nativism: Visions of
  Early American Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        163
Pressing the Borders: A Roundtable on Transhemispheric
  Latino/a Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       164
Darwin in America: A Keywords Approach to the
  Darwin Bicentennial  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             164
Visual Citizenship: A Roundtable Discussion  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             165
Countercitizenships in Latino Music  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                165
The May Day Protests, Grassroots Mobilization, and the Politics
  of Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   166
Commodity Cultures, Contested Citizenships, and Transnational
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          166
Grace Lee Boggs: Radical Activism and Revolutionary Theory for
  the Twenty-first Century  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    167
America and Transnational Belonging in Asian American
  Literature and Film  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             167
Reading the (USA PAT-)RIOT Act  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               168
Spotlight on Student ASA Regional Award Winners (sponsored by
  the Students’ Committee and Regional Chapters’ Committee)  .  .  .  .  .                                                                          168
Misrecognizing Islam: Transnational Identity Politics, Global
  Citizenship, and Muslims  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    169
The Assault of Laughter: The Meanings of Humor in
  Mark Twain’s America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  169
The City in Ruins? Arguing the Case for the “Other America”
  in The Wire  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   170
Musical Geographies of Belonging .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              170
Exporting American Dreams  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        171
Genealogies of U .S . Empire  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  171
5:00      pm     – 6:45        pm

In Memoriam: Emory Elliot .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 172
5:00      pm     – 7:00        pm

Reception of the Purdue University American Studies Program  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                       172
Reception of the University of Minnesota  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       172
Reception of the Penn State Harrisburg American Studies Program  .  .  .                                                                            172
Reception of the University of Maryland Department of
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          172
5:00      pm     – 9:00        pm

Reception of the Students’ Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 172




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Friday, November 6 (continued)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception of the Visual Culture and Material Culture Caucuses
  (sponsored by Boston University’s American and New England
  Studies Program)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 173
7:00      pm     – 8:00         pm

ASA Awards Ceremony  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 173
8:00      pm     – 9:30         pm

ASA Presidential Address: Of Teachable Moments and
  Spectres of Race  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 173
9:30      pm     – 11:55          pm

ASA President’s Reception  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 173

SATurdAy, NOvEmbEr 7, 2009
7:45      am     – 9:45         am

Business Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 174
8:00      am     – 9:45         am

Technologies of War  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             174
Queer Belongings: Alternative Modes of Citizenship
  and Community  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           174
Racial Narratives of Belonging and Practices of Cultural
  Citizenship for Asian America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            175
Spatializing Culture: The Production of Difference in the
  Built Environment  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             175
Neocitizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   176
Grotesque Masculinities in Contemporary American Art
  and Culture  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    176
American Quarterly Editorial Board Panel I: Between Life and
  Death: Race, Social Death, Necropolitics, Disposability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              177
Republic in Fragments: Identity, Belonging, and Nationhood
  after Loughran  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       177
The Courts of Public Memory: Trauma, Nation, and Reconciliation  .  .                                                                                178
Migration, Science, and Technology  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  178
Tools for Teachers: American Studies Resources for the
  K–16 Classroom .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           179
The Contradictions of Environmentality  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       179
Something to Declare: Latina/o and Caribbean Place-Making
  Performances  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      180
Breakfast Forum: Transnational Methodologies: Toward a
  Substantive Practice of Transnational American Studies
  (sponsored by the Students’ Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                           180

                                                                                                                                                      59
ASA SESSIONS AT A GLANCE

Saturday, November 7 (continued)
Sustaining Happiness: Commercial and Personal Pleasure during
   the Great Depression  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              181
Race, Empire, and Migratory Radicalisms: Considerations on
   American Anticolonialism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      181
Practices of Alienation, Extinction, and Exclusion: Prison as a
   Problem in American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                         182
Signals and Noise: The Cultural Politics of Sound Technologies  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                    182
10:00        am     – 11:45          am

The New Black/American: The Cultural Politics of National/
   Racial Identity in the Obama Era  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                183
Sustaining Ecological Citizenship in a Transcultural World: From
   Colonial History and Literature to Contemporary Film (I and II)  .  .  .                                                                         183
American Missionaries as Transnational Cultural Critics
   (sponsored by the Religion and American Culture Caucus) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                   184
Aging Citizen: Queer Belonging in the Post–Baby Boomer State  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                      184
Reframing American Studies: Hemispheric Citizenship and
   Transnational Affiliation in the Americas  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                         185
Baseball and Belonging: Practices of Citizenship on the Diamond
   and Beyond  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   185
American Quarterly Editorial Board Panel II: Between Life and
   Death: Race, Social Death, Necropolitics, Disposability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                            186
Rethinking “Therapeutic Culture” .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              186
Roundtable: What Can We Learn from the Sciences? National
   Science Foundation Funding (sponsored by the Science and
   Technology Caucus)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             187
It Ain’t Easy Living in the City: HBO’s The Wire, Labor, and
   Political Economy at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                   187
Red Light, Green Light: Same-Sex Marriage, Family Policy, and
   the Rights of Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  188
Mock Job Interview Workshop (sponsored by the
   Students’ Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              188
Selling Soul: Publics and Markets, Grooves and Revolution  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                188
Sustaining Transpacific Studies: Empire, Desert, and Circuit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                             189
We the People Under Stairs: Musical Responses to Katrina  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              189
Challenging Citizenship: Historical Discussions, Enduring Debates
   (sponsored by the K–16 Collaboration Committee) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                         190
Shades of Masculinities and Queer Options: Re/dressing Citizenship  .  .                                                                            190
Laboring Citizens  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     191
Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 191
10:00        am     – 2:00        pm

Business Meeting of the 2010 Program Committee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 192
11:30        am     – 5:00        pm

Tour of “1934: A New Deal for Artists” Exhibition
  with Helen Langa .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 192

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Saturday, November 7 (continued)
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
K–16 Collaboration Luncheon .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           192
The Practice of Labor Photography: A Conversation with
  Earl Dotter and Mark Rogovin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                192
Race After Obama  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          192
Sustaining Ecological Citizenship in a Transcultural World: From
  Colonial History and Literature to Contemporary Film II .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                  193
Sexual Citizenship and Racialized (Un)belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                   194
Singing Southern, Sounding Sovereign: Alternative Countries and
  Country Alternatives  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                194
Roundtable: Redefinitions of Citizenship and Revisions of
  Cosmopolitanism: Transatlantic Perspectives  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                               194
Old/New Technologies of Belonging: Books, YouTube, Mobile
  Devices, and the Sensuousness of Sustainable Futures  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           195
The Citadel of All Truths: Museum Staff and Academics Offer
  New Approaches to Domesticity and Citizenship (sponsored by
  the Material Culture Caucus) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           195
Race, Music, and Performance in the Civil Rights Era  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                          196
American Quarterly Editorial Board Panel III: Between Life and
  Death: Race, Social Death, Necropolitics, Disposability  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              196
Promesa y Peligro: Dominican Narrations of Representation,
  Identity, and (Trans)national Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       197
Race, Labor, and Incarceration in Early Twentieth-Century
  American Society and Culture  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             197
Work and Family in Grad School (sponsored by the Students’
  Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     198
Longing to Belong: Sexuality and Queer Citizenship in
  San Francisco  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     198
Michelle Obama as Subject and Citizen: Mass Culture and the
  “First” Lady  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   199
Mexicans, Indians, and Crises of Conquest and Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                199
Visualizing Color  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      200
Academic Freedom and the Right to Education: The Question of
  Palestine (sponsored by the Program Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        200
2:00      pm     – 3:45         pm

Birth, Belonging, and Rights  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      201
Queer (Be)longings: Sex, Race, and Radicalism in
  Twentieth-Century Literature on the Left  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                            201
The City as History  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          202
Bad Citizenship and Good Games: Video Gaming, Criminality,
  and Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         202
Media Society=Media Citizenship? Postwar Activism Pushing the
  Limits of the National Public Sphere  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    203
Studying War and Peace through American Studies / Studying
  America by Studying War and Peace  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       203


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Saturday, November 7 (continued)
Revolution ’67 in Newark, New Jersey: Documentary Film in the
  K–16 American Studies Classroom  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    204
Regimes of Memory and the Power of Forgetting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                   204
Balancing Civic Engagement and Graduate Education
  (sponsored by the Students’ Committee and the
  Graduate Education Committee)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                204
Psychiatric Biopower and Practices of Resistance  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                205
Locating Latina/o Studies in the East Coast  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                         205
Sustaining Everyday Democracy: New Interdisciplinary
  Approaches  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   205
Race, Neoliberalism, and Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 206
Intimacy, Race, and Global Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  206
James Baldwin and Devil’s Work: Screening Citizenship and
  National Belonging in Harlem, London, and Istanbul  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                           207
Negotiations over Belonging: Figuring Hmong American
  Citizenship through Cultural Production  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                        208
Race and the Beauty Industry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       208
Black Internationalism and Caribbean Radical Thought
  in the Americas  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       209
Michael Jackson and the Contradictions of Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                         209
2:00      pm     – 4:15        pm

Hillwood Museum Open House  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 210
2:30      pm     – 4:30        pm

Business Meeting of All Chairs of ASA Standing Committees  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 210
4:00      pm     – 5:45        pm

Encyclopedias and the Organization of Knowledge in
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         210
Literature as Cultural Sustenance: Practicing Citizenship in
  Childhood Texts  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       210
Race, Class, and Urban Environmentalism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                          211
Roundtable: Belonging and Culture: Making a New Literary
  History of America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             211
The Color of Whiteness Studies: Studying Whiteness from an
  Ethnic Studies Perspective  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    212
Routes to Emancipation: The Politics of Transnational
  Antiracist Activism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         212
Ballads for Post-Americans: Revisiting the Nationalism of the
  U .S . Popular Front  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        213
Speculative Science, Future Communities, and the
  Production of Belonging .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  213
Alternative Models of Civil Rights Citizenship: Racial Storytelling
  and Aesthetic Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 214
Representation and Resistance in Assimilationist Spaces  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        214
Sexuality, Psychology, and Normativity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  215

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Saturday, November 7 (continued)
Denying Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 215
Racial Inbetweeness: Subtle Constructions of Asian Americanness  .  .  .  . 216
4:30      pm     – 6:30        pm

Hillwood Private ASA Reception  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 216
6:00      pm     – 7:30        pm

Reception of the New York University Program in
  American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 216
6:00      pm     – 7:45        pm

In Memoriam: John Hope Franklin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 216
Reception of the Mid-America American Studies Association/
  American Studies Journal Anniversary (hosted by the
  American Studies departments at the University of Kansas and
  University of Iowa)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             217
Reception of the Early American Matters and Environment and
  Culture Caucuses  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          217
Reception of the University of Michigan  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                     217
Reception of the University of Southern California and
  Roundtable/Exhibit for 60 Years of American Quarterly  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                  217

SuNdAy, NOvEmbEr 8, 2009
7:30      am     – 8:00         am

Networking Breakfast for American Studies/Ethnic Studies
 Program Directors  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 218
8:00      am     – 9:45         am

Tenure and Promotion in American Studies: Guidelines and Issues
  (Directors’ Breakfast Workshop)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               218
Zombies and Vampires: Identifying American Anxieties over
  Alterity and Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                218
Working the Citizen: Law, Labor, and American Citizenship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                   219
New Depression Studies in the New New Deal  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                 219
Neoliberalism, Multiculturalism, and the Means of Digital
  Humanities Production  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    220
The State(s) of American Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          220
Thinking Outside the Academy: Making Spaces for Indigenous
  Women’s Work  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        221
American Studies 2 .0: Student Learning through Documentary
  Video Production in the American Studies Classroom  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                            221
Black Sexual Citizenship: Queering Diasporic Performances,
  Practices, and Productions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                     221
Embodiments of Progress: Technology, Machines, and Belonging
  in Normalcy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   222


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Sunday, November 8 (continued)
Queer Transnationalisms, Queer Mexico City  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                            222
Practices of Community and Belonging: Teaching Graphic
  Narratives in a Post-9/11 World  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             223
Biocapitalism, Sustainability, and the Reproduction of Value  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                              224
Borders and Circuits: Performative Geographies, Translation, and
  the Sustainability of Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       224
On the Unlikely Queer Subject  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        225
Weather and Disaster and Social Belonging  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       225
10:00        am    – 11:45          am

Women and Belonging: Gender and Citizenship in the Realm of
  Public Memory (sponsored by the Women’s Committee) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 226
Yes We Did? Symbolic Racial Victories from the Cold War to
  Barack Obama  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      226
Citizen Historian: Multiple Perspectives on Studs Terkel  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                      227
Latinidad, Comparative Social Movements, and the Politics
  of the Possible  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   227
Roundtable: Bridging Humanities and Social Sciences within
  American Studies (sponsored by the Committee on American
  Studies Centers and Programs) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          227
Born in the U .S .A .: Native-Born Americans and Second-Class
  Citizenship in the Early Twentieth Century  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                          228
Nineteenth-Century Geographies of Race and Freedom  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                            228
The Visual West and American Identity: Constructing
  Nationalism through the Western Landscape, 1860–1985  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 229
Where Do American Jews Belong? Jewish Ethno-Racial Liminality
  in the Postwar United States  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       229
Transnational Adoption between the United States and Asia:
  Racial and Gendered Violence and Communities of Resistance .  .  .  .  .                                                                        230
Visualizing Difference, Consuming Identity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                      230
Reality of Belonging .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       231
Limits of Belonging in Nineteenth-Century Literature  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                    231




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