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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

Legendary X-men comics series writer Chris Claremont will deliver a talk on November 7, 2016.

Professor Henry Yu of the University of British Columbia will join us for the 2016-17 academic year.  He will deliver a public lecture and teach the undergraduate course "Making History with Multimedia: Asian American and Asian Migration Storytelling through Film" in the spring term.

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