About Spring ’22 Convening:
As a site of community inquiry, the biennial Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) Conference has a strong tradition of fostering multi-institutional dialogue amongst the region’s American Studies community. We seek to foster new paradigms of “institution” in/as community — a framework of abundance to fight the totalizing narratives of austerity within the Academy. Like the creative tradition of the American Studies discipline, our conference hopes to hold space for both the socio-political realities of our current moment and the opportunity for generative scholarly communities. We hope to highlight the emergent interests and ongoing research of MAASA members across topics and theoretical frames. Please see below for how to register for zoom sessions and for more information.