“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
Interview with PAW - Q&A: Hendrik Hartog and Anne Cheng ’85: Looking for America
President Eisgruber and Dean Dolan have responded to the report of the Task Force on American Studies. Read the response 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 Nguyen, On Remembering Others: Vietnam and the Memory of War