Elisabeth Graham '18: Honors: Vinyl, A Visual History

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  Abstract:  “Vinyl: A Visual History” is a piece of graphic non-fiction that seeks to understand why vinyl LPs remain a part of contemporary American popular culture. This piece acts in defense of nostalgia, citing its power to build communities through what may be considered an “outdated” form of listening technology. Following the trajectory of sound recording from its inception until today, this...

Marna Moore '18, Honors: “Wherever We Please, and Without Embarrassment”: Black Leisure Travel During the Jim Crow Era

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Abstract: Black leisure travel during the Jim Crow era is an overlooked and under-researched topic. When researchers examine African American travelers during this time period, they tend to view their mobility through the lens of politics or as a precursor to the Civil Rights Movement. This is an incredibly limited view of Black mobility, and viewing African American travelers as solely political...

Want to Resist Trump or Make America Great Again? These People Switched Careers

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Want to Resist Trump or Make America Great Again? These People Switched Careers A marketer at a Silicon Valley start-up left his job to wrangle voters in swing states. A New York baker ditched her oven to help organize the Women’s March. And an entrepreneur in Georgia decided to walk away from his business and run for the House of Representatives.The election of President Trump has provoked elatio...

Devoted to Fast Cars, Rutgers Grad Finds her Own Route to Success

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  Devoted to Fast Cars, Rutgers Grad Finds her Own Route to Success An American studies degree leads to a job writing for magazines Stephanie Davies was a few months shy of 17 when she bought her first car - a vintage 1989 Ford Mustang. The seemingly bold choice was in keeping with family tradition. “I had grown up in a home surrounded by American muscle cars so my father pushed me to buy my own,” sai...

Alumnus Matt Ferguson addresses students on Career Night October 2012 with alumni

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Cara Bramson, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Cynthia Gentile, J.D., Legal Studies, Peirce College Tracy Varites, New York Council for the Humanities

Congratulations to...

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Rosie Uyola, American Studies Alum! Rosie is now a Media and Computer Programming Instructor at The Edison NJ Board of Education.       Andrew Waldron '12, who graduated with Honors in American Studies and wrote a novel under Prof. Rockland's direction titled "Fish," has been admitted to the distinguished Columbia University program in Creative Writing (MFA) with a $40,000 scholarship.