Welcome to USSO
Working collaboratively with leading international scholarly networks, USSO provides a direct link between BAAS and other academic organisations, provoking conversation and collaboration within the American Studies community.
Welcome To USSO
As the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher webspace of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS), U.S. Studies Online showcases cutting- edge research by, and professional development support for, American Studies scholars at an early stage in their careers.
Conference Review: Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) Annual Conference, June 21st-23rd 2023, Northumbria University.
Reviewed by Alex Riggs This year’s Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) conference began with an appeal. At the conference’s opening tribute to Iwan Morgan, the Emeritus Professor […]
Special Series CFP: “Pedagogies of Resistance, Pedagogies of Hope: Redefining American Studies”
“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other” – Paulo […]
Book Review: Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by Heather Cox Richardson
Penguin Books, £16.99. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by Heather Cox Richardson – political commentator and professor of history – is a meditation on the current state […]
Book Review – On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analysis, Praxis by Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh
On Decoloniality is at times both revelatory and somewhat overwhelming in its broadness, attempting to cover everything from interculturality to Eurocentrism, while setting out a clearly defined approach to a subject that it admits itself is difficult to define.
Book Review: The Spingarn Brothers: White Privilege, Jewish Heritage, and the Struggle for Racial Equality by Katherine Reynolds Chaddock
Katherine Reynolds Chaddock recounts the lives of Spingarn brothers, highlighting their involvement in and lasting influence with the Black rights activist group, the NAACP.