Category Archives: U.S. American Studies

Faculty Collaboration and the University Art Museum

A review of The University Art Museum And Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaboration, by Barbara Rothermel Barbara Rothermel’s dissertation explores interdisciplinary collaborative activity in university art museums,…

Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…

The Humanitarian Path to U.S. Citizenship

A review of Tears and More Tears: The Humanitarian Path to Citizenship, by Sarah Morando Lakhani. The complexity of American immigration law and regulations poses…

India and Religion in 19th-c. America

A review of Imagining Hindus: India and Religion in Nineteenth Century America, by Michael J. Altman. Historians usually begin the story of Hindu religion in…

The (Geo)Politics of Korean Cosmetic Surgery

A review of The (Geo)Politics of Beauty: Race, Transnationalism, and Neoliberalism in South Korean Beauty Culture, by Sharon Heijin Lee. This dissertation takes an interdisciplinary…