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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

POSTPONED due to weather:  Lapidus lecture in American Jewish Studies "'The Right and the Left Yell at Us, So We Must Be Doing Something Well': The Depoliticization of American Jewish Politics and Philanthropy" by Lila Corwin Berman.  Please check back for updated information.

Date change: Leading with Purpose is now on Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 12:00 pm, 243 Frist Center. Bobbie Silten, Former EVP, Global Talent & Sustainability, Gap Inc. and President, Gap Foundation

A New Book from Prof. Beth Lew-Williams, "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America" Now Available from Harvard University Press!

We gratefully announce the establishment of the Lin Family Endowment for Asian American Studies.

Announcing the "South Asian American Digital Archive"  

Article about Professor Sarah Rivett and her new book, ‘Unscripted America’.

Read story about AMS 302, "Medical Story-Worlds" which was team taught by Tala Khanmalek and Elena Fratto during the fall semester.

Congratulations!  Judith Weisenfeld has been awarded a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Program in American Studies joins the celebration for the launching of the new course designation ASA for Asian American Studies, marking the beginning of Princeton's growing curriculum in Asian American Studies.  Our thanks to Acting Director Judith Weisenfeld for her collaboration with the Registrar and the Office of the Dean of the College to make this happen!

course offerings fall 2017



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