Vogan interviewed for article about the boxing film Rocky III

Friday, March 3, 2023
American studies and Journalism & Mass Communication professor Travis Vogan was interviewed for an article about the movie Rocky III.

PhD candidate Dongilli earns prestigious fellowship

Thursday, March 2, 2023
American Studies PhD candidate Dominic Dongilli has earned a prestigious Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship. He will be spending 2023-24 conducting research and completing his dissertation at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC, studying in the archives and engaging the animals there.

PhD candidate Larsen interview on KCRG

Friday, January 27, 2023
American Studies PhD candidate Peter Larsen, who is also a practicing attorney, was interviewed by KCRG on January 26 about the effects of HF 2. Iowa HF2 is a bill for an act relating to public contracts, public fund investing, and lending practices with certain companies that engage in economic boycotts based on environmental, social, or governance criteria, and including effective date and applicability provisions.

PhD student article in the journal Science for the People

Monday, December 12, 2022
American studies PhD students Glenn Houlihan and John Tappen have an article regarding the critical interdisciplinary engagement with institutions, labor and culture article in the journal Science for the People.
This article will be released in full online in January 2023. You can access the full issue now in paperback or digital formats.

Larsen guest post on student loan forgiveness process

Monday, December 12, 2022
American studies doctoral candidate and practicing civil rights attorney Peter Larsen has a guest post in the Pitt Law Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice newsletter on the U.S. student loan forgiveness program. Find the post here

Houlihan wins ASA award

Friday, November 11, 2022
American Studies PhD student Glenn Houlihan won the American Studies Association's 2022 Sports Studies Caucus Graduate Student Essay Prize for "From Placemaking to Profit: Cricket’s Cultural and Commercial Logic in the United States.”

Houlihan book review published in the journal Urban Studies

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
American studies PhD student Glenn Houlihan reviewed Bulls Markets: Chicago’s Basketball Business and the New Inequality, (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018) by Sean Dinces in the September 12, 2022 online edition of the journal Urban Studies. In the book, author Sean Dinces focuses on similarities between the 2020 construction of the SoFi Statium in Inglewood, California -- the most expensive sporting arena ever built -- and 1990s Chicago, where the construction of the United Center served to enrich wealthy sports franchise owners at the expense of low-income city residents.

Vogan interviewed for NYT piece on the NFL

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Professor Travis Vogan (AMST and JMC) was interviewed for a piece in the September 8, 2022 edition of the New York Times. "How the N.F.L. Stays So Popular, Despite Its Many Scandals" examines why the league stays attractive to fans despite numerous scandals.

Vázquez story on bitcoin

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Eric Vázquez has a piece in the South Atlantic Quarterly titled The Technical Fix: Bitcoin in El Salvador.

Red the essay at