- Remembering James Farrell
The AMSJ editors and staff are saddened to learn of the death of longtime editorial board member James Farrell. Farrell, who passed away on July 25 from complications from leukemia, taught history, American Studies and environmental studies at St. Olaf College since 1977. The AMSJ benefitted from his willingness to lend his wide expertise in numerous reader reports. Farrell read generally in twentieth century American history and culture, and more specifically in consumer culture, environmentalism and ecology. Farrell was an active member in the Mid-American American Studies Association, served on the MAASA board, and won the association’s Elizabeth Kolmer Award in 2005, which is given each year in recognition of excellent teaching and mentoring in the field of American Studies and for service to MAASA.