“MATTER IS THE MINIMUM”: Reading Washington, DC’s BLM Memorial Fence

  In the early evening of Monday, 1 June 2020, following a weekend of national protests against the extra-judicial killings of Black people by the police, US federal troops aggressively moved on demonstrators outside the White House in Washington, DC.[1] Using flashbangs and chemical weapons, the US military forced demonstrators… Continue reading

60 Seconds with Will Carroll

The U.S. Studies Online 60 Seconds interview feature offers a short and informal introduction to a postgraduate, academic or non-academic specialist working in the American and Canadian Studies field or a related American and Canadian Studies association.  Will Carroll is a second-year PhD candidate at University of Birmingham and is one… Continue reading

60 Seconds with Jun Qiang

The U.S. Studies Online 60 Seconds interview feature offers a short and informal introduction to a postgraduate, academic or non-academic specialist working in the American and Canadian Studies field or a related American and Canadian Studies association.  Jun Qiang is a a second-year PhD student in English and Related Literature at… Continue reading

60 Seconds with Amanda Niedfeldt

The U.S. Studies Online 60 Seconds interview feature offers a short and informal introduction to a postgraduate, academic or non-academic specialist working in the American and Canadian Studies field or a related American and Canadian Studies association.  Amanda Niedfeldt is a PhD candidate in English Literature at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities… Continue reading

60 Seconds with Siân Round

The U.S. Studies Online 60 Seconds interview feature offers a short and informal introduction to a postgraduate, academic or non-academic specialist working in the American and Canadian Studies field or a related American and Canadian Studies association.  Siân Round is a first-year PhD candidate in American Literature at University of Cambridge… Continue reading

60 Seconds with Emily Brady

The U.S. Studies Online 60 Seconds interview feature offers a short and informal introduction to a postgraduate, academic or non-academic specialist working in the American and Canadian Studies field or a related American and Canadian Studies association.  Emily Brady is a third year PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham in… Continue reading

Event Review: Student-Led Midlands3Cities American Studies Retreat, 22nd – 29th June 2018

Between the 22nd and 29th of June, 2018, a group of research students from across the East Midlands – united by a shared passion for American Studies – gathered in Matlock, Derbyshire, with the intention of bursting their academic bubbles. This academic retreat was a student-led project generously funded by the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) and was attended by both M3C and non-M3C PhD candidates representing Birmingham City University, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Leicester, and the University of Nottingham. Continue reading