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“American Studies offers the promise of a sustained education in what it is to live in this twenty-first century American world ⎯⎯ in a polyglot, heterogeneous, racially divided, corporate dominated, politically emaciated but culturally rich and constitutionally complex, pluralistic but highly unequal world. Knowledge about this world, this country, and about how it came to be historically and about how diverse and varied peoples make their lives in this world and call it America…depends on open conversations that are alternately serious, playful, fun, and painful.”

⎯⎯ Hendrik A. Hartog

News & Events

Professor Henry Yu of the University of British Columbia will join us for 2016-17 academic year.

Lauret Savoy reading
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
October 4
4:30 pm, Whitman College Theater

Graduate Student Conference 
Water and the Making of Place in North America
106 McCormick Hall
October 14-15, 2016