Graduate Student Information
Welcome to the Purdue American Studies! Here you will find essential information about the American Studies degree, our program and our students.
In recent years, Purdue American Studies graduates have moved to tenure track positions at SUNY Buffalo, University of New Orleans, Sam Houston State University, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Borough of Manhattan Community College. Books and articles by American Studies graduates have in recent years been published by University of Nebraska Press, University of Missouri Press, American Quarterly and Aztlan. Finally, American Studies at Purdue stresses community and political engagement. In recent years, students in the program have performed community service for class credit with the Tarajia Project, a high school program designed to assist women of color; the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, and the Lafayette Journal & Courier newspaper. The program boasts a high placement rate across a wide spectrum of professional vocations, from public television to academe.