As a core part of our intellectual and social missions, the Department of American Studies fosters an inclusive environment, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, economic status, disability, or sexual orientation.
In American Studies, students explore and study American culture and society in challenging and innovative ways. More
American Studies focuses on one big question: What does it mean to be an American? This is not an easy question to answer and the stakes are high. As a nation of natives and immigrants, the United States has always encompassed diverse racial and ethnic groups. Throughout rapidly changing historical and global contexts, Americans have forged various cultures expressing the diversity of American experience. American Studies examines those cultures, societies, and politics from multiple perspectives. How do we express, institutionalize, celebrate, and contest American identities?
Congratulations to Professor Tom Tweed, the 2015 President of the American Academy of Religion.
Congratulations to Department Chair Bob Schmuhl on his contributions to the documentary television series, "1916: The Irish Rebellion."
Congratulations to Greg Hadley, 2015-2016 Editor-in-Chief of The Observer!
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