Susan Burch awarded NEH Summer Stipend

Susan Burch (American Studies and Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity) has been awarded a Summer Stipend grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her book project titled Dislocated: Removals, Institutions, and Community Lives in American History. Burch’s work centers on “dislocated histories” from South Dakota’s Canton Asylum, the only federal psychiatric hospital for American Indians. Individual histories of inmates and their families are inextricably tied to broader stories of forced removals; the rise of penal, medical, and disability institutions; eugenics; and contests over citizenship and American identity in the last 200 years.