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Call for Papers: American Studies Journal special issue honoring the 70th anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster (1947)

American Studies Journal special issue honoring the 70th anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster (1947) Mendez v. Westminister (1947) desegregated California schools and was decided in the California federal courts. Gonzalo Mendez along with other Mexican American parents sued on behalf of their children challenging the status of separate Mexican schools in Orange County. The verdict … Continue reading

On Teaching with Helis Sikk–Expanding The Classroom and Strengthening Community Through Tumblr

Similar to Mark Redondo Villegas’s confession in The Digital Moves the Real, I was at first hesitant to include more technology in my classroom. It is not just that many instructors think students already spend too many hours on social media—as teachers we often find social media to serve as a distraction from our work more … Continue reading

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