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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 Brian Herrera for his promotion to Associate Professor.

col lab picCol (LAB) prototype 1.0 took place from May 2-4.  See here for more information and pictures.

Prince article (link is external)on the University approval of certificate program in Asian American Studies

Princeton Alumni Weekly article(link is external) on Asian American Studies Program

We are pleased to announce: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Senior Thesis Prize

The Program in American Studies is delighted and honored to announce that, starting Fall 2018, it will be administering three certificate programs: the existing Certificate in American Studies, a brand new Certificate in Asian American/Diasporic Studies, and a revised Certificate in Latino/a/x Studies. 

         Newsletter from Professor Anne Cheng about new Programs.

Congratulations to Professor Dara Strolovitch for being awarded The Midwest Women’s Caucus awards 2018 Outstanding Career Award.

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

Announcing the "South Asian American Digital Archive"  

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.