American Studies Association 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Cathy Schlund-Vials, press author, and coeditor of the Asian American History and Culture series, will deliver the 2021 presidential address entitled, Love and Resistance in a Time of COVID, on October 11 at 6:00 pm.

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

Are We the 99%?

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

Becoming Entitled

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

Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair

On Blackness, identity formation, and the deconstruction of the deficit perspective on Black life

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

Do Right by Me

Invites readers into a conversation on how best to raise black children in white families and white communities

Elaine Black Yoneda

The remarkable story of a Jewish activist who joined her incarcerated Japanese American husband and son in an American concentration camp

The Evolution of a Cricket Fan

An autobiographical account of a cricket lover’s journey across nations and identities

Feminist Reflections on Childhood

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

Giving Back

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

God Is Change

Exploring Octavia Butler’s religious imagination and its potential for healing and liberation

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

Migration and Mortality

Documents and denounces the violent impacts of restrictive migration policies in the Americas, linking this institutional violence to broader forces of racial capitalism

The Misunderstood History of Gentrification

Reframing our understanding of the roles of gentrification and urban renewal in the revitalization of American cities

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

Ocean Passages

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

Passing for Perfect

How does it feel to be model minority—and why would that drive one to live a lie?

Pedagogies of Woundedness

What happens when illness betrays Asian American fantasies of indefinite progress?

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

Q & A

A vibrant array of scholarly and personal essays, poetry, and visual art that broaden ideas and experiences about contemporary LGBTQ Asian North America

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

Slavery and Abolition in Pennsylvania

Highlighting the complexities of emancipation and the “First Reconstruction” in the antebellum North

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

The United States of India

Examines a network of intellectuals who attempted to reimagine and reshape the relationship between the U.S. and India

Unsettled Solidarities

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

Upsetting Food

Compares U.S. food reform campaigns through historical social movements—each driven by capitalism, but shaped by activism

Vehicles of Decolonization

Considers collective Palestinian movement via public transportation as a site of social struggle

Who Really Makes Environmental Policy?

Providing a clear understanding of regulatory policy and rulemaking processes, and their centrality in U.S. environmental policymaking