Faculty Publications

Our faculty are active scholars who publish on many aspects of American studies. These are a few of our recent books and articles.

Bianet Castellanos

  • M. B. Castellanos. 2017. Special Forum "Settler Colonialism in Latin America," American Quarterly, 67(4). 
  • M. B. Castellanos. 2017. "Rewriting the Mexican Immigrant Narrative: Situating Indigeneity in Maya Women's Stories." For Special Issue "Critical Latinx Indigeneities," eds. Maylei Blackwell and Luis Urrieta. Latino Studies 15(2): 219-241. 
  • M. B. Castellanos, L. Gutiérrez Nájera, and A. Aldama, eds. 2012. Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Towards a Hemispheric Approach. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • M. B. Castellanos. 2015. “Idealizing Maya Culture: The Politics of Race, Indigeneity, and Immigration among Maya Restaurant Owners in Southern California.” In Special Issue, “Reframing Immigration in the Américas,” Enrique C. Ochoa, Gilda L. Ochoa, Suyapa G. Portillo, eds. Diálogo Journal 18(2): 67-78.

Brenda Child

  • My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation (MHS Press, 2014) Prizes: National American Indian Book Award; Best Book in Midwestern History: Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History
  • Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indigenous Education (with Brian Klopotek, SAR Press, 2014)
  • Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (Viking/Penguin, 2012)

Kale Fajardo

  • K. Fajardo. "Decolonizing Manila-Men and St. Malo, Louisiana: A Queer Postcolonial Asian American Critique" in Filipino Studies: Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora. Martin F. Manalansan IV and Augusto Espiritu, Eds. New York University Press, 2016. 

David Karjanen

  • D. Karjanen. The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Poor in San Diego. University of Minnesota Press. 
  • D. Karjanen. The Limits to Quantitative Thinking: Engaging Economies on the Unemployed. In Anthropologies of Unemployment: New Perspectives on the Work and its Absence, Carrie Lane Chet and Jong Burn Kwon eds. Cornell University Press. 34-52. 
  • D. Karjanen. Morality, Normativity, and Economic Development in Slovakia. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 7(1), 2015, 27-40. 

Elaine May

  • Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 
  • Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 
  • Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States, with Peter Wood, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, and Vicki Ruiz (New York: Pearson). 
  • America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (New York: Basic Books, 2010).

Lorena Munoz

  • "Bar Tasco: Latina Immigrant Vendor's Mestiza Consciousness". Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. 16(1). 
  • "Agency, Choice and Restrictions in Producing Latina/o Street Vending Landscapes in Los Angeles." AREA: Royal Geographical Society. 
  • "Entangled Sidewalks: Queer Latina Street Vendors in Los Angeles". The Professional Geographer. 68(2): 302-308. 

Jennifer Pierce

  • "Saying and Doing White Racism," in Richard Garcia, ed., On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 69-84. 
  • “What Makes Queer Oral History Different?” Oral History Review, co-authored with Kevin Murphy and Jason Ruiz, winter 43:1 (2016), pp. 1-24.
  • Feminist Legal Studies: Special Issue on Personal Narratives, Social Justice, and the Law, 21, 3 (2013). Co-edited with Samia Bano (University of London).
  • Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action, Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012.
  • Queer Twin Cities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. The Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project is a collective including myself, Michael Franklin, Larry Knopp, Kevin Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Jason Ruiz, and Alex Urquhart.
  • Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and in History, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008. Co-authored with M.J. Maynes; Barbara Laslett is third author.

Elliott Powell 

  • Review of Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism by Robin James. Winchester: Zero Books, 2015. philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, Vol. 7 No. 1 (Winter 2017): 179-185.