2024 American Studies Association Annual Conference

When: November 14-17, 2024

Where: Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s American Studies Association conference in Baltimore! This year’s theme is “Grounded Engagements in American Studies.”

From ASA: Grounded engagement eats at the kitchen table, rests in nested sovereignties, manifests in home rules, and envisions liberations. It is a fertile place to think through our relationships in, between, and beyond the campus. In examining the intimacies and power of place, we confront settler and racialized structures globally, working towards mapping new strategies that lead to just worlds. By its nature—studying the power structures in the Americas, American Imperialism abroad, and its force worldwide—American Studies is local and global with interconnected and fluid scales. In examining grounded engagements not as discrete bounded places but rather as interconnected, we increase the potential to examine and move beyond enforced borders, dystopian policies, state violence, and capitalist networks as well as buzzwords that never quite deliver: decolonization, democracy, DEI, and multiculturalism. These are not easy conversations, yet one of the primary strengths of American Studies is that it does not shy away from difficult discussions.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference. Be sure to stop by our booth to browse our wonderful collection of new and recent history titles, and talk to our Editor-in-Chief Kristen Buckles! If you would like to set up a meeting with Kristen, email her at kbuckles@uapress.arizona.edu.


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