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Cummings Awarded Best Paper Prize by American Studies Association

December 07, 2009 Arts and Letters

Kathleen Cummings, assistant professor of American studies and acting director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, was awarded the 2009 best paper prize from the Religion and American Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA). Read More >

Two American Studies Professors Earn NEH Awards

October 15, 2009 Arts and Letters

The Department of American Studies is happy to announce that two of our faculty members have won highly competitive and prestigious research fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities. Read More >

Erika Doss Receives Thornbrough Award

October 15, 2009 Arts and Letters

In December 2009, American Studies professor and chair Erika Doss received the Thornbrough Award of the Indiana Historical Society for the best article published in the Indiana Magazine of History in 2009.  Read More >

Congratulations to Jason Ruiz

May 27, 2009 Arts and Letters

Jason Ruiz won the Latin American Studies Association’s Best Dissertation in Latino Studies Award for his dissertation, “Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Mexico in the Popular Imagination of the United States, 1876-1920” Read More >

New Book Examines Gender and American Catholicism

March 27, 2009 Arts and Letters

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, assistant professor of American studies and associate director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of “New Women of the Old Faith,” an examination of female roles in the Catholic church in the Progressive Era, recently released by the University of North Carolina Press. Read More >