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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

Congratulations to Professor Regina Kunzel, who was elected as a member of the Society of American Historians  “recognizing the literary and scholarly distinction of [her] historical writings

Lecture with Anschutz Distinguished Fellow, Katie Pearl
YOU'RE DOING WHAT!? Experimental theater and 5 small towns named Milton
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 - 4:30 pm - Chancellor Green Rotunda
See here for more information

Monique Claiborne has been awarded a Luce Scholarship that will allow her to spend the next year in Asia. See here for more information.

Kishan Bhatt is one of 10 students whom the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has selected for the 2017 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI). See here for more information.

Professor Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will be lecturing on Wednesday, April 19, 4:30, McCormick 101, titled "Theater of History: Performing the Past in American Jewish Museums."   See here for more information.

Article regarding new Postdoctoral Fellows in AMS and other departments: Intersecting ideas: Cultural studies postdoctoral fellows bring new courses to campus

Interview with PAW - Q&A: Hendrik Hartog and Anne Cheng ’85: Looking for America

Henry Yu, the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching in Asian American Studies gave a talk on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30. For video of the talk, please click the title - "Away From the Lone Historian? Multidisciplinary Approaches in a Collaborative Research Lab"

President Eisgruber and Dean Dolan have responded to the report of the Task Force on American Studies.  Read the response here.

Legendary X-men comics series writer Chris Claremont delivered a talk on November 7th. For video of the talk, please click here.

Artist Deborah Kass delivered Lapidus Lecture in American Jewish Studies November 14th.

Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Richard Preston presented "The Hidden Worlds of Narrative Nonfiction" December 1st.

Video link to past event with Viet Thanh NguyenOn Remembering Others: Vietnam and the Memory of War