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American Studies

Founded in the 1960s, American Studies program is invested in studying the ways American culture shapes and influences the ways people live.  The program provides students with opportunities to explore American culture through a diversity of ideas, texts, objects, institutions, practices, and histories, as well as the complex social and political relationships that continue to shape the evolving configurations of Americanness. Our interdisciplinary program promotes the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and the exploration of questions that generate new understandings of colonization, disability, diversity, environmentalism, ethnicity, gender, incarceration, inequality, media, migration, protest, race, sexuality, technology, transnationalism, and violence.    

For more information, contact Andrea Furrer, Program Assistant for American Studies.