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05/10/2022 — AMST Graduates - Spring 2022 — The American Studies Program is so proud of its graduates. We hope that all of them will take what they learned to make OSU, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the US, and the world a better place. Congratulations!


02/14/2022 — Talk with Michael P. Daley — American Studies professor David Gray hosted a Zoom talk with Michael P. Daley. Daley is the author of a remarkable book called Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld, which offers a vision of Tulsa that most folks never see. Daley takes readers through Tulsa’s criminal underworld and examines the real-life figures who once populated it. A gritty look into Tulsa’s recent past, it nevertheless has much to tell us about Tulsa in the 21st century. Buy the book.


11/19/2020 — Art, Community, and Healing a Century after the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Conversation with Jerica Wortham and William Cordova, Greenwood Art Project — Dr. David Gray, Teaching Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program, Oklahoma State University, hosted a conversation with Jerica Wortham and William Cordova, Program Manager and Lead Artist, respectively, for the Greenwood Art Project. The conversation centered on the Greenwood Art Project’s work as part of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre Centennial Commission. The Project “focuses on uniting the city of Tulsa by working with artists, residents, leaders, organizations, and businesses to elevate awareness of Greenwood’s history, focusing on the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the once-thriving Black Wall Street.” The event was free and open to the public and is part of the public programming for Dr. Gray’s course on the Tulsa Race Massacre at OSU.


10/26/2020 — Dr. David Gray’s course on the Tulsa Race Massacre is doing some important work. Check out a recent write-up about the course and American Studies’ efforts to grapple with the Tulsa Race Massacre.


08/19/2018 —Welcome to the New Semester — Welcome, one and all, to another exciting semester in American Studies. A note about the TV and American Society course: it is listed as a “hybrid” course, but all this means is that the screening lab will take place outside of the regular class time. In other words, I’m going to ask you to watch everything from The Honeymooners to Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog on your own time and then report back. I’ve mostly picked programs that are accessible for free online, or available in the OSUT library, but if you have a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, and/or Amazon Prime it might come in handy. Screenings will range from 1-2 hours per week, but should be fun! Fulbright information sessions will be held very early in the semester. Here’s the info per Dale Lightfoot who runs the sessions:

  • Fulbrights are fully-funded grants to teach English or pursue your studies or research interests abroad.
  • Information sessions for 2019-2020 student Fulbright programs will be held on the Stillwater campus August 22, 23, and 24 (see flyer for details regarding dates and rooms).
  • The online application for the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open.  The campus deadline (for completed applications and campus review) will be mid-September.
  • For more information contact Dale Lightfoot.
  • Alas, there are no planned sessions for the Tulsa campus. I’m working on getting them over here in future. Happy first week!
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