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2004 New Scholars’ Conference in Citizenship Studies

Date and time

February 27, 2004

About the conference

The center hosts a conference highlighting recent work in citizenship studies by advanced graduate students and junior-level professors. The initial call for papers has generated considerable international interest with 40 abstracts from a number of countries. From these abstracts, the center and its advisory board selected nine presenters for the conference.


Wayne State University Alumni House Lounge
441 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202



Time Event
8:15 a.m. Sign-in
8:50 a.m.


Marc W. Kruman, Director, Center for the Study of Citizenship

9:00 a.m.

Session I


Brad R. Roth, Associate Professor, Political Science and Law, Wayne State University


David Slater, English, University of Minnesota
Organizing the Muses: The Art Workers’ Club for Women, A Union for Artists’ Models

Liette Gidlow, assistant professor, history, Bowling Green State University
“Repeating for a Chesterfield”: Voting/Buying, Citizenship, and Consumer Culture in the 1920s U.S.

Kelly Young, communication, Wayne State University
(Re)Building the National Character and the Citizenry: The Rhetoric of Spontaneous Memorials at the Oklahoma City Bombing Site

William Trapani, assistant professor, communication, Wayne State University
Citizen Swarm: Public Protest and the New Face of Citizen Activism


Brad R. Roth


11:00 a.m.

Keynote address

Joan W. Scott, distinguished scholar-in-residence, Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study
French Universalism in the 1990s

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.


Hilberry Theater presents a scene from its upcoming production, The Kentucky Cycle.

2:00 p.m.

Session II


Elizabeth V. Faue, Professor, History, Wayne State University


Anne Duggan, Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, Wayne State University 
Writing the Nation

Aaron Retish, Assistant Professor, History, Wayne State University 
Gender, Ethnicity, and Class Tensions Over Citizenship in Russia’s Constituent Assembly Elections of 1917

Susana Wappenstein, Sociology, University of California - Berkeley
Citizenship ‘From Below’: Public Contestation and Democratic Practice in Neoliberal Argentina

Saheed Adejumobi, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, Wayne State University
Citizen and Subject: Atlantic Ideas and the Politics of Social Reform in Post-World War II Nigeria

Julie Borkin, Communication, Wayne State University
Spectacle of Sacrifice: Amber Alert and Contemporary Citizenship


Elizabeth V. Faue


4:00 p.m.


Joan W Scott

Presentations and notes


The Center for the Study of Citizenship wishes to thank The Graduate School for its support of this conference and for Professor Scott's visit.