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New book by Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers – Stories

In her debut short story collection, Beth Piatote (American Studies, English, and Comparative Literature) explores Native American life in the modern world. The stories find unifying themes in the strength of kinship, the pulse of longing, and the language of return: a woman teaches her niece to make a pair

New book by Andrew Shanken: The Everyday Life of Memorials

Analyzing their relationship to the pulses of daily life, professor of Architecture and Director of American Studies,¬†Andrew M. Shanken¬†investigates the fixture of memorials within modern cities in his latest book “The Everyday Life of Memorials.” Memorials are typically understood as sacred sites, for mourning or commemoration. They also figure as