We at NYMASA are proud of our vibrant community and the rich array of activities we organize: an annual interdisciplinary conference; salon talks, a monthly series in which new authors in American Studies share their work in a lively forum; grants for projects; and a variety of cultural events at local institutions.


You may not know it, but you may very well be a member of NYMASA already: if you belong to the American Studies Association and live in the greater New York metro area, you are automatically a member.


With over 400 members, NYMASA is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among American Studies scholars, inside and outside of the academy, from all disciplines, who live or work in the New York Area.

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Rosalie Uyola

ROSIE JAYDE UYOLA is an independent scholar, K-12 teacher, documentary filmmaker, and researcher of memory, commemoration, and Black Life and Culture.


They are an alumnae W.E.B. Du Bois Institute NEH Fellow (Harvard University, 2013) and currently develop digital humanities projects at Princeton University. Rosie’s publications include “Memory and the Long Civil Rights Movement,” in The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America (University of Florida Press, 2018), “The Digital City: Memory, History, and Public Commemoration,” Ácoma International Journal of North-American Studies, Italia (2015), “Home Sweet Home - Race, Housing, and the Foreclosure Crisis,” in The War on Poverty: A Retrospective (Lexington Books, 2014), “Race, Empire, and the Rise of the Mortgage Industrial Complex,” The Newark Experience Digital Archive (Rutgers University Libraries, 2013), and “Women in the Black Freedom Movement,” School Series Production of Harriet Tubman, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC, 2008).


Their expertise and research interests include urban culture, race and public art, and oral history.