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.


  • Chair - Michael Mario Albrecht
  • Vice Chair -- Demi Washington
  • Vice Chair-Elect -- Derek Lewis 
  • Immediate Past Chair -- Samuel Miller
  • Secretary -- Pamela Peters
  • Awards Chair -- Joshua Young
  • Graduate Student Representative: Jeffrey Jones
Legislative Assembly
  • Samuel Miller
  • Michael Mario Albrecht

ASD Membership 

*Official membership count is taken every January. 

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022.

Convention Calls
  • ASD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election