In American Studies, we draw on a wide variety of methods to explore the United States and the complex, sometimes contradictory, definition of “Americanness.”
The department includes experts in the study of art and architecture, African American novels and Latino films, the natural environment and the urban landscape, as well as gender, race, class, and immigration.
If our lives in education have any significance, it will be in our reading the signs of the times and in educating the young of our times in the visions and values that will civilize and make for reasonable human progress and lasting peace on earth.Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.
I acknowledge my presence on the traditional homelands of Native peoples including the Haudenosauneega, Miami, Peoria, and particularly the Pokégnek Bodéwadmik / Pokagon Potawatomi, who have been using this land for education for thousands of years, and continue to do so.