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F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series: America’s Carceral Landscapes

October 9, 2019

F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series: America’s Carceral Landscapes 1 Nov 2019 1:15–5pm A symposium featuring: Stuart Schrader, Johns Hopkins University Toussaint Lossier, University of Massachusets Brett Story, Ryerson University Donna Murch, Rutgers University Munk School Of Foreign Affairs and...

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In a Washington Post Op-ed, CSUS Professor David Pettinicchio explains why the rights of the disabled are neglected civil rights.

July 26, 2019

Why disabled Americans remain second-class citizens?  The big hole in our civil rights laws. By David Pettinicchio This month we celebrate the anniversary of the second-most important civil rights law in American history behind only the 1964 Civil Rights Act:...

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April 23, 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, May 31, 2019 The Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 competition for Graduate Research Grants.

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Call for Applicants: Bissell-Heyd Research Fellow (2019-20)

April 23, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of the Associates of the University of Toronto, the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy seeks to appoint one Bissell-Heyd Research Fellow, for the...

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March 15, 2019

The Centre for the Study of the United States invites you to the Indigenous Intersections Symposium on Thursday, March 21 at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire place. Join us as invited speakers María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Andrew Jolivétte, and Brian...

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CSUS Director Nicholas Sammond on NPR: From Blackface to Blackfishing

February 14, 2019

Nicholas Sammond (CSUS Director and Associate Professor, Cinema Studies Institute) appeared on National Public Radio show Code Switch, speaking about blackface minstrelsy in the U.S. NPR – Code Switch Episode: From Blackface to Blackfishing (transcript and to listen/download) Professor Sammond...

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War Machines: Imagining Bodies, Technology, and Space Beyond the Battlefield

November 7, 2018

Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 3:00 pm as Andrew Merrill, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, U of T and CSUS Graduate Research Award recipient, discusses his research on the United States’ military technological development sites and...

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Alexandra Rahr, CSUS Faculty and Expert on American Natural Disasters, in City News: Differing Reactions to Evacuation Orders

September 19, 2018

Professor Alexandra Rahr, CSUS Bissell-Heyd Lecturer in American Studies, who specializes in American natural disasters, spoke recently to City News 1130 about Hurricane Florence and the reasons behind peoples differing reactions to evacuation orders.

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Call for Submissions: The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies

July 24, 2018

The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies is now accepting submissions for its upcoming publication in Fall 2018. Deadline for submissions: August 7, 2018

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CSUS Affiliated Faculty Jooyoung Lee on CBC: What’s behind Toronto’s surge in gun violence?

July 3, 2018

Jooyoung Lee (CSUS affiliated faculty and U of T sociology professor) talks with CBC news about the importance of addressing root causes and improving core conditions that drive youth into gangs, drug culture and violence, in response to Toronto’s recent...

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