Life and Law in Rural America: Cows, Cars and Criminals

2016 American Studies Graduate Student Conference

Fri, 03/25/2016 to Sat, 03/26/2016
Bobst Center,83 Prospect Avenue, Princeton University

For almost a decade now, the Princeton University Program in American Studies has supported graduate students in organizing cross-disciplinary conferences that bring in leading scholars as keynote speakers and provide opportunity for graduate students to present their research.

This year’s conference will explore rural spaces, places, and people throughout American history and the present. The conference brings together graduate students from many disciplines and institutions to ask interdisciplinary questions of the social, cultural, legal, political and intellectual experience of rural life.

The conference is open to the public, and on-site registration begins at 1:30PM on Friday, March 25.  You can find the schedule, information about the keynote speakers and faculty commentators, abstracts of selected papers, and programming details at the conference website:

If you have any questions, or would like to know more information about the conference, please write to  Sign up for email updates here.

Heath Pearson, Anthropology Department
Emily Prifogle, History Department