Category Archives: U.S. American Studies

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…