Recent American Studies Faculty Activities


Myron Beasley, Associate Professor of American Studies was featured in several publications. The first was in the Portland Press Herald on July 22, 2018, Bates professor tells story of Malaga Island, including its dark chapter of forced exodus and then in the publication, The Maine Trust Project, (independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, journalism) on November 15, 2018, Building a community one dinner party at a time.

Mary Rice-DeFosse, Professor of French and Francophone Studies and a member of the American Studies Program, recently had  presented two scholarly papers:

“Selected Poems of Alfred Poulin, Jr.,” A Tribute to Alfred Poulin, Jr.: A Franco-American Poet Born in Lisbon, Maine, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, September 18, 2018; and

“Oreilles de crisse and Other Delicacies: Raising Pigs for Food in the Franco-American Literature of New England” American Council for Quebec Studies, New Orleans, Nov. 1-4, 2018.