American Studies Association 2020 Virtual Exhibit

Temple University Press has centered the mission of the American Studies Association at the core of its American Studies program for decades. From offerings in long-standing series including Asian American History and Culture to works in new series such as Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality and Dis/Color, the Press' lists offer cutting-edge works that seek to connect the interdisciplinary spaces within American Studies across the spectrum of the Humanities. Editor Shaun Vigil seeks proposals for new projects in a number of areas including African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, and more.
If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal or to learn more about our program, please contact Shaun Vigil.

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The Age of Experiences

How the booming experience and transformation economies can generate happiness—and jobs

Becoming Entitled

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

Campaigns of Knowledge

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

Communists and Community

Enhances our understanding of the central role Communists played in the advancement of social democracy throughout the mid-twentieth century Read an interview with the author

Giving Back

Explores transnational giving practices as political projects that shape the Filipino diaspora

Graphic Migrations

Examines “what remains” in migration stories surrounding the 1947 Partition of India

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

The Health of the Commonwealth

Showcasing Pennsylvania’s unique contribution to the history of public health and medicine

Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities

Examines how Chinese American writers sought to address Cold War–driven official narratives in literature, mass media, and law

Immigrant Crossroads

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

Memory Passages

Considers Holocaust memorials in the United States and Germany, postwar to the present

Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism Read a blog entry by the author

Modern Mobility Aloft

How American cities used elevated highways as major architectural statements about local growth and modernization before 1956


Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

Prisoner of Wars

The life of Pao Yang, whose experiences defy conventional accounts of the Vietnam War


How people improve their lives by participating in a rebellious music-based subculture Read a blog entry by the author

The Refugee Aesthetic

Explores how refugees are represented and represent themselves

Revolution Around the Corner

The first book-length story of the radical social movement, the Puerto Rican Socialist Party


Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

Shakespeare and Trump

Revealing the modernity of Shakespeare’s politics, and the theatricality of Trump’s Read a blog entry by the author

Strategizing against Sweatshops

Explores how U.S. college students engaged in strategically innovative activism to help sweatshop workers across the world

The Subject(s) of Human Rights

Considers the ways Asian American studies has engaged with humanitarian crises and large-scale violations

Transnational Nationalism and Collective Identity among the American Irish

How collective action creates meaning and identity within culturally diverse and physically dispersed communities Read a blog entry by the author

The United States of India

Examines a network of intellectuals who attempted to reimagine and reshape the relationship between the U.S. and India Read a blog entry by the author

Unsettled Solidarities

Illuminates the intersecting logics of settler colonialism and racialization through analysis of contemporary Asian and Indigenous crossings in the Américas