American Studies Division

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The American Studies Division promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching that focuses on the connections between communication texts and practices and American cultures. Inherently interdisciplinary, the Division embraces diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to research and theory-building relevant to American Studies.

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair - Derek Lewis, Northland Community and Technical College
  • Vice Chair - T. Jake Dionne, University of Arkansas
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Pamela Peters, Western Illinois University
  • Immediate Past Chair - Demi Washington
  • Secretary - Ashleigh McDonald, Pennsylvania State University
  • Awards Committee Chair: Kristina Lee, University of South Dakota
  • Student Representative: Courtlyn Pippert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • ASD Nominating Committee Chair: Michael Mario Albrecht, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • ASD Membership Recruiting and Retention Committee Chair: Pamela Peters, Western Illinois University


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly

    • Derek Lewis, Northland Community and Technical College

    • Demi Washington

  • NCA Nominating Committee

    • Demi Washington

ASD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official membership count is taken every January. 


Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes