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Internship Opportunity for Spring 2017

Those of you who took Dr Gray’s Tulsa Cultures course this semester may have visited with Ren Barger at Tulsa Hub. Ren is now looking for interns to help with The Hub’s social mission to “change lives through cycling.” If you are interested in non-profit work, social justice, and community organizing, this would be an invaluable […]

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Re-take our poll…

Apologies for making you all do this again, but I just realized the software I used for the last poll did not allow you to see more than one question at a time. Thanks to all of you who responded to the initial poll, but could you please take a second and do it again. […]

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What’s Doing With The Faculty (1)

This is installment one in what I hope will become a series of blog posts featuring works by our faculty in American Studies. First up: Dr. Holly Karibo, History. Dr. Karibo received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2012 and specializes in Border Studies with a focus on the North American Borderlands. She […]

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Enrollment for Spring 2017

American Studies students in Tulsa and Stillwater have a variety of course options available for Spring. You can download a complete list of all courses–with dates, times and instructors–here for TULSA and here for STILLWATER. Flyers for select courses are available in the carousel. I’m including a couple of English courses that may be of […]

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Advice on Applying to Graduate Schools

Professors are often asked for advice about whether, where, and how to attend graduate school. Such advice is tricky to give in these times, as many of the graduate degrees most highly sought after by American Studies students are in fields with shrinking academic job markets. The high cost of graduate school and likelihood of […]

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AMST Co-Sponsors Indigenous Shorts

Welcome back everyone! Before we leave summer for the excitement of the new semester, Lindsey Smith has this report on a recent event co-sponsored by American Studies and spearheaded by Lydia Cheshewalla (thanks, Lydia, for including us!) and Fire Thief Productions, an indigenous-owned and operated film production unit in Tulsa. OSU American Studies and Firethief Productions hosted a screening […]

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Smithsonian Launches Learning Lab

For those of you who have been itching to use more primary sources materials in your classes and to do so in an interactive way, Smithsonian has launched a new app called “Learning Lab,” which allows you and your students to search The Smithsonian’s digital collections, create tailored albums of artifacts related to a subject you are […]

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How Can I Complete an Internship in American Studies?

As Director of American Studies, the question I am asked most frequently is “Are there any internships available in American Studies.” The follow up is: “If so, how do I go about getting one?” American studies does offer an internship course on a case-by-case basis under the designation AMST 4990 Internship in Am Studies. Students can take up […]

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End of Semester Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone for another successful semester. Just a couple of notes to wrap up the semester:  Congratulations to Nkem Ike, our 2016 Outstanding Senior in American Studies. Nkem’s senior thesis explores the issue of white masculinity in crisis and its portrayal in television and movies. Following graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to study […]

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