Next Thursday (13th June) will see the 4th Annual Postgraduate Review Symposium. Taking place on campus, this one-day even will showcase the current research projects of PhD and Masters by Research students in the School of American Studies. As testament to the broad range of subject areas being considered by the postgraduate research community, this year’s symposium includes papers on topics such as American sneaker culture, conspiracy theory, female infertility, celebrity autobiography, Eleanor Roosevelt, chicano fiction, plaçage and the radical changes in racial demographics in the U.S. primary education system. The inaugural keynote lecture will be given by Dr Francisco Costa to mark the recent successful defence of his PhD thesis on representations of queer identities on the American stage from the 1950s to the 1990s. It promises to be a day full of thought-provoking debate and a great way of marking the School of American Studies’ continued contribution to UEA’s status as a centre for interdisciplinary research.