Grad Student Conference Participation
MA student Robyn Schwarz-Pimer presented her paper, "Hockey and 'The American Spirit': Situating the United States at Expo 67" at the History Graduate Student Association of the University of Ottawa's Annual Pierre Savard Conference, May 1-3, 2013. Well done Robyn! Posted May 9, 2013.
Laura McGee Publication in Policy Options
Congratulations to Laura McGee (MA 2011) on the recent publication of her article, First Steps - how to encourage corporate social responsibility in the May 2013 edition of the magazine, Policy Options. Laura is currently a law student at the University of Toronto. Posted May 7, 2013.
Ben Muller Publication
Professor Ben Muller's (Political Science, King's University College) article, Visualizations of Conflict: The Bloody Barrier Constantly Renewed, is featured on the website opencanada.org as part of their in depth series on International Relations. The article discusses documentaries about U.S. forces. Posted April 29, 2013.
Body Electric Vol 1 Now Online
The first issue of our new graduate journal, Body Electric is now available online! Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Caroline Diezyn and the whole editorial team for bringing this exciting project to life. Follow Caroline and the editorial team on Twitter and check out Volume I online. Posted April 25, 2013.
CAS Prof Receives Western Green Award
American Studies 1020 instructor, Professor Tom Cull received special recognition at the 2013 Western Green Awards held on April 8. A year ago, Professor Cull founded the Thames River Rally, an organization dedicated to the cleanup of the Thames River. The story was featured in the April 11 edition of the Western News. Congratulations on this well-deserved award! Posted April 11, 2013.
Body Electric Coming Soon!
The first issue of our new graduate journal The Body Electric is close to publication. Follow the progress of Caroline Diezyn and the editorial team on Twitter and check here for the online edition of the journal. Posted April 5, 2013.
Graduate Student Publication
Jacob Skinner's (MA 2012) article, "Constitutional Reasons to Support Gay Marriage in the United States", has been published in the CAS graduate student commentary page Speaking Out. Congratulations Jacob! Posted April 2, 2013.
New Department Reps
Congratulations to Eric De Roos and Arielle Stirling who have been elected as our American Studies Student's Council Department Representatives for 2013-14. Posted March 25, 2013.
Teaching Award - USC Honour Roll
Congratulations to Professor Michael Arntfield (FIMS) who has received the University Student's Council Honour Roll Excellence in Teaching Award for his American Studies course, Crimes of the Century: The American Courtroom as a Place, Space, and Public Spectacle. Posted March 21, 2013.
Wine & Cheese Social - March 25
The Centre for American Studies student club, The American Studies Association, will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Social at The Wave on Monday, March 25, 5:00-7:00pm. All American Studies students and faculty are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by generous donations from the Social Science Student Donation Fund and the University Student's Council.
Speakers' Series Presents Christine Bold
We are pleased to welcome Professor Christine Bold, English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, as our final guest of the 2012-13 CAS Speakers' Series. Professor Bold's lecture, "Beyond the Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power Around 1900" takes place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 2:30pm in SSC 9420. Everyone welcome.
Critical Issues Volume 11
Volume 11 of the CAS publication series Critical Issues of Our Time is now available online. The article "The Commodification of Aesthetic Feeling: Race, Sexuality, and the 1920s Stage Model" was contributed by Associate Professor of History, and Director of the Centre for the United States and the American Studies Program at the University of Toronto, Elspeth H. Brown. Posted February 14, 2013.
Intent to Register Feb 1- Mar 31
Drop in counselling will be available during the Intent to Register period Feb 1 - Mar 31 in SSC 1003 from 9:30am-4:00pm.
Speakers' Series Presents Patrick Ryan
The CAS is pleased to present Professor Patrick Ryan, Childhood & Institutional Programs, King's University College as our next Speakers' Series guest. Professor Ryan's presentation, "Childhood and Disciplinary Institutions in Anglo-American Culture" takes place Thursday, February 7, 2013, 2:30pm in SSC 9420. Everyone welcome.
"Beyond the Border Action Plan" - David Moloney; Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office. This event is part of the Deputy Minister University Champion's Event. Sponsored by the Office of the President, and co-hosted by the Department of Political Science and the Canada-U.S. Institute. Monday, January 28, 2013. 1:30-2:20pm, UCC 146.
"Para-diplomacy and Immigration Policy: Provinces and States in Comparative Perspective" - Richard Vengroff; Kennesaw State University & Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration, Carleton University. Sponsored by the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations with support from the Canada-U.S. Institute. Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:00pm, SSC 5220.
Graduate Student Publication
David Beitelman's (MA in Canadian-American Relations, 2011) article, "America's Pacific pivot" has been published in the Autumn 2012 (Volume 7. Issue 4, 'Canada After 9/11') of the International Journal. Congratulations Dave! Posted January 25, 2013.
Ben Muller Presents at Berlin Conference
Benjamin Muller (Political Science, King’s) presented his recently published chapter, “Borderworld: Biometrics, AVATAR and Global Criminalization,” in F. Pakes, ed., Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology (London: Routledge, 2012): 129-145, at the EastBorderNet conference, “Relocating Borders: A Comparative Approach,” in Berlin, Germany this past weekend. His presentation focused on the use and development of border technologies in the Sonoran Borderlands of Sonora, Mexico and Arizona, USA. Posted January 15, 2013.
Social Science Student's Council Leadership Awards
Congratulations to fourth-year student Patrick Sackville who was the recipient of one of this year’s Social Science Students’ Council Leadership Awards. The awards recognize students for their impressive contributions to student life at Western. Patrick is a Department Representative for the American Studies program, and Co-President of the Political Science Association. Congratulations! Posted January 15, 2013
Speakers' Series Presents Jonathan Paquin
The Centre for American Studies is pleased to welcome Jonathan Paquin, Professor of Political Science, Laval University as our next Speakers' Series guest. Dr. Paquin's presentation, The U.S. War in Afghanistan: Toward a Possible End in 2014? will take place on Thursday, January 17, 3:30pm in SSC 9420.
Winter Course Registration
The last day to add a second-term half course online is January 12, 2013 at 11:59pm. Paper add/drop for second term courses is January 14 and 15, 2013. Some spaces are available in the selected topics class American Studies 2231G: Crimes of the Century: The American Courtroom as a Place, Space, and Public Spectacle. Please contact Christine Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require a special permission to enroll in this course.
Graduate Student Publication
Caroline Diezyn's (MA 2012) book review on D. C. Gill's How We Are Changed by War: A Study of Letters and Diaries from Colonial Conflicts to Operation Iraqi Freedom has been published in Vol. 30 (Autumn 2012) of the British journal 49th Parallel. Caroline's book review can be viewed here. Congratulations!