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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Jorge E. Moraga

New “Sport in American History” blog post from Jorge Moraga

Jorge E. Moraga has published “Remembering Super Bowl 50 through a Mestiz@ Sport Consciousness” on the Sport in American History blog.

Remembering Super Bowl 50 through a Mestiz@ Sport Consciousness

On Saturday February 6, comedian Conan O’Brien commenced Super Bowl 50 by hosting the 5th annual NFL Honors. From introducing the evening’s purpose to be just like the Oscars, ‘if the Oscars nominated black people’, to later reviewing one of the ‘greatest plays’ of the 2015 regular season (when the entire St. Louis Rams franchise relocated to Los Angeles), O’Brien’s 11:02 opening monologue was a humorous, yet necessary critique to the permeation of raced and classed politics … » More …

News from Jorge Moraga

Congratulations to Jorge Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies), who has received a Diversity in Sport and Physical Activity Student Grant from the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. His supported work is entitled “Surveying the Afro-Latina/o Presence at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through a Critical Cultural Perspective and Syntactic Analysis.”

News from Jorge E. Moraga

This past summer, Jorge E. Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies) received a Smithsonian Institution Fellowship. As a graduate fellow for the Latino Museum Studies Program, he conducted archival research to an upcoming exhibit titled “Many Voices, One Nation” housed in the Division of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). He also presented a chapter of his dissertation as part of the NMAH Tuesday Colloquium series. His talk was titled “Striking Out Legacies, Stealing Home Memories: The Cultural Politics of Remembering Peloteros in Major League Baseball.”

Fall 2014 News Review

Dr. Pamela Thoma gave an invited presentation in Tokyo, Japan, this past November as part of Sophia University’s Open Research Weeks 2014. Sophia’s Institute of American and Canadian Studies sponsored Dr. Thoma’s lecture, “Mutating Figures in Postfeminist North American Chick Culture:  Pregnant Teens, Tiger Mothers, and Orphan Clones,” and also invited Dr. Niels Bjerre-Poulsen of the University of Southern Denmark to comment. The lecture examined a post-millennial shift in postfeminist popular culture from a focus on the single career woman, primarily concerned with caring for herself, to the working mother, primarily concerned with caring for others. It included analysis of neoliberal conditions that are … » More …

Fall 2013 News Review

Drs. David Leonard and Pamela Thoma participated in the American Studies Association’s annual meeting, held November 21–24 in Washington, D.C. Leonard chaired the session “Party Like It’s 1899: Racial Play in the Neoliberal University,” and Thoma chaired and commented on the session “Immigrant Matters.” In addition, Ph.D. student Annita Lucchesi‘s paper “They Are Still Taking: Mapping Reiterative Violence and Northern California’s Gold Rush” was presented in the session “Indigenous and Critical Settler Cartographies: Mapping Labor and Debt in Public Spaces of Dissent.”
The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Race, … » More …