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Student Accolades

Congratulations to American Studies major David Ward and History major Francesca Simone, who presented papers at the annual Eastern American Studies Association conference at La Salle University. David’s paper was titled “Disease Dialogues: How Medical Language Impacted the Lavender Scare” and Francesca’s project titled “The American Indian Movement as Portrayed by the Media.” Additionally, David earned EASA honors this year.

Faculty News

American Studies welcomes a new member to its program, Dr. Carolee Klimchock, who graduated from Yale University with a Ph.D. in American Studies. Her work focuses on race, gender, and class in the context of rumor and scandal in the nineteenth century, a wonderful complement to our curriculum. Dr. Klimchock recently published the article “The Heiress Victoria Gone with Her Father’s Coachman: A Gilded Age Scandal in New York” in the journal New York History.

Professor Jeremy Teigen’s research with a coauthor on the politics of place was recently published on the Washington Post’s politics section. It explored the geography of Donald Trump’s support in the 2016 primaries, especially as it relates to white ethnicity in the United States. He also coauthored a forthcoming article in PS: Political Science and Politics, “The New Blue: Northern In-Migration in Southern Presidential Elections,” which analyzed how internal population shifts in the US alter the election landscape.

Professor John Gronbeck-Tedesco published the book Cuba, the United States and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge 2015), and a co-edited volume, Screening American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism, along with Elizabeth Abele.

Additional milestones abound from both students and faculty. Contact Dr. Gronbeck-Tedesco at jgronbec@ramapo.edu for more information.