Amy Kaplan has died, according to a statement posted online on Jul. 31, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
We are devastated to learn of the passing of Amy Kaplan. A former ASA President, she was a formidable intellect, astute commentator & a generous and committed teacher and scholar whose work has helped change the world. Our condolences to her family, friends & all who knew her. pic.twitter.com/0qbPlAFrza
— EAAS (@eaas_eu) July 31, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Amritjit Singh wrote
A fine scholar bringing new perspectives to American Studies. Peter Schmidt and I appreciated her contribution to our co-edited volume: POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND THE UNITED STATES (2000).
Grace Kao wrote
This is a huge loss. Amy Kaplan was not only an important scholar, but an ethical and kind human being. I really valued her as a colleague at Penn.