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Naomi Greyser talks with Charity Nebbe of Talk of Iowa about Barbie

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Associate professor Naomi Greyser, who teaches American studies and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, joins the program to discuss the role pink plays in our culture and why Barbie looms so large.

Eriz Vazquez Wins Outstanding Article Award from the Latinx Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association

Friday, June 16, 2023
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Latinx Studies Section (LSS) Outstanding Article Award was awarded to Eric Vázquez, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Latino Studies, for his article titled, "'Your Life Is One-Hundred-Percent at Risk': The Caravan of the Mutilated and the Internationalism of the Vulnerable."

PhD candidate Dongilli accepted to NEH Summer Institute

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
American Studies PhD candidate Dominic Dongilli has been accepted to the NEH Summer Institute on "Willa Cather: Space, Place, Archive." The project he proposed is concerned with how "restored" prairies and re-wilded bison herds function as an archive of settler colonial frontier nostalgia.

The Department of American Studies acknowledges the university’s origins in land grants from the Ioway, Sioux and Pottowottami, Ho-Chunk, Meskwaki and Sauk peoples; we acknowledge that, like almost all property in the United States, university land has been obtained or extracted from indigenous people. While recognizing that these origins cannot change the past, the Department works to create a future where the past is thoroughly understood in support of human flourishing, democratic values, ethical action and social justice.

The University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty represents an official and public recognition that the institutions where we work and learn today are built on Native lands.