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MAASA’s Spring 2014 Conference: “All Deliberate Speed: Politics of Equality and Discourses of Difference”

The Mid-America American Studies Association held its 2014 meeting on February 28–March 2, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. We thank Jennifer L. Pierce for delivering a powerful keynote lecture, “Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action." Also, we congratulate Dr. Sherrie Tucker from the University of Kansas on winning the 2014 Elizabeth Kolmer Award.

The Mid-America American Studies Association is the regional chapter of the American Studies Association that serves institutions and individuals in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. It works for and with graduate students, faculty members, community members, and independent scholars interested in the study of American culture. It is affiliated with the journal American Studies and hosts yearly conferences to facilitate conversation and scholarship in American Studies and related fields.