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  • Scholarships for AMST Department Teacher Candidates

    American Studies majors who are enrolled in a UMBC teacher certification program are eligible for several scholarships distributed through the Education Department. Two scholarship opportunities...
    Posted: October 27, 2014 5:50 PM
  • AMST students visit the Beyond Bollywood exhibit in DC

     Many thanks to Smithsonian docents Salim Mawani and Anna Stewart.
    Posted: October 25, 2014 8:50 PM
  • Dr. Michelle Stefano returned from a conference in Havana

    A close and dear relative of the critical heritage studies movement is the International Movement for the New Museology (MINOM) of ICOM, which has been promoting socio-museological thinking and...
    Posted: October 25, 2014 12:00 AM
  • Watch the segment featuring Baltimore's painted screens!

    Featuring AMST's former folklorist-in-residence, Elaine Eff
    Jan Crawford explores a unique folk art tradition going back 100 years - once seen on nearly every row house in the working class neighborhoods of Baltimore, Md. - as artists today once again...
    Posted: October 19, 2014 7:14 PM
  • AMST's former Folklorist-in-Residence to be featured on CBS!

    CBS Sunday Morning features Elaine Eff's new book
    Tune in on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9 to 10:30AM. CBS Sunday Morning will feature the new book by AMST's former Folklorist-in-Residence Elaine Eff, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk...
    Posted: October 18, 2014 10:26 PM
  • Prof. Kimberly Moffitt was featured on the Marc Steiner Show

    Topic: "Raising and Educating Black Boys"
    Listen to a discussion about the complexities, challenges, and joys of raising and educating boys. With: Jack Pannell, founder of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, a Baltimore City Public...
    Posted: October 15, 2014 10:59 PM
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity: 2015-2017

    Deadline for applications: 14 November 2014
    UMBC will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $40,000, health benefits,...
    Posted: August 18, 2014 4:58 PM
  • Congratulations to our AMST graduates of 2014!

    Congratulations to our American Studies graduates of 2014! Left to right: Jennie Williams (honors: magna cum laude, minor: sociology); Dustin Roddy (second major: media and communication studies);...
    Posted: May 23, 2014 10:15 AM
  • Bringing the Green Back

    Nicole King & Steven Bradley on their Baltimore project
    When Nicole King moved to Baltimore in 2008, she wasn’t very familiar with the city. Six years later, she’s developed deep connections within local communities. Firmly grounded in the...
    Posted: May 14, 2014 7:22 PM
  • Congratulations to Nicole King & Kimberly Moffitt!

    Both have been promoted to associate professor with tenure!
    It's official!
    Posted: April 28, 2014 4:06 PM