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Spring 2016

Life & Law in Rural America: Cows, Cars, and Criminals  

The 2016 American Studies Graduate Student Conference

March 25 - 26, 2016
Princeton University
Heath Pearson, Anthropology Department
Emily Prifogle, History Department
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Spring 2015


The 2015 American Studies Graduate Student Conference

March 27 - 28, 2015
Princeton University
Roy Scranton, English Department
Olivier Burtin, History Department

Spring 2013

Disrobing the Law in American Culture

The 2013 American Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 26-27, 2013
Princeton University

Alix Lerner
Kameron Collins

Faculty Advisory:  Dirk Hartog

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Fall 2011

Science and Religion
in America:
The 2011 American Studies
Graduate Student

September 23-24, 2011
Princeton University 
Organizers: Henry Cowles and Rebecca Rosen
Faculty Advisor: William Gleason
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With Funding and Support from
The American Studies Program
The Department of English
The Department of History
The Program in the History of Science
The Davis Center for Historical Studies
The Graduate School at Princeton University
The Center for the Study of Religion

From left: Henry Cowles, David Hollinger, Priscilla Wald, Rebecca Rosen


From left: George Laufenberg (Speaking), Kristoffer Shields, Sean McElroy, Bill Gleason


Priscilla Wald (Speaking)


Fall 2010

The second annual American Studies Graduate Student Conference, Southern Nation, organized by Anne Twitty, Sarah Milov, and Jessica Lowe, all of the History Department, was held on April 23 and 24, 2010. The keynote speaker was Professor Grace Hale of the History Department at the University of Virginia. 

From left: Professor Kevin Kruse, AJ Bauer, Mike D'Alessandro, John Reuland, Julia Gunn, and Lacey Baradel

From left: Lacey Baradel and Julia Gunn

Breakfast on the second day of the conference.

From left: Panelist John Claborn, Commenter John Reuland, and Panelist Julia Gunn.

From left: Jessica Lowe, Sarah Milov, Professor Grace Hale, and Annie Twitty

Panel 5: Southern Labor: Past and Present. Panelists Tore Olsson and Scott Alves Barton. Commenter John Reuland.

The first annual American Studies Graduate Student Conference, The Complex, organized by Lindsay Reckson, English and Nika Elder, Art & Archaeology, was held on May 2, 2009. The conference explored the various “complexes” that inform American Studies, and asked how American Studies can help us understand the strategies and subjects of “the complex”. The keynote speaker was Asst. Professor Mark Goble of the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley.