American Studies

Ivan Boekelheide

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After graduation, Ivan went to Thailand and Myanmar where he spent nearly two years as a teacher. On returning to the U.S., he completed a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Currently, Ivan works as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.

Catherine O’Neal

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Since graduation in 2007 Catherine has kept herself busy in an array of activities from working in museums to Latin America travels. After years of managing the Lululemon store in Berkeley, she currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she works as a bartender and yoga instructor.

Ramzi Fawaz

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The Departmental Citation Winner for 2006, Ramzi Fawaz is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. His first book, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics, published by NYU Press as part of their series Post-Millennial Pop in January 2016, explores how the American superhero came to embody the political aspirations of racial, gender, and sexual minorities in the post-WWII period. Ramzi is a former fellow of the Social Science Research […]