Program in American Studies

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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. Knowledge about this world, this country, about how diverse and varied peoples make their lives in it and call it America, depends on open conversations that are alternately serious, playful, fun, and painful.

– Hendrik A. Hartog

Photo of Kandice Chuh lecturing on March 7, 2019.
Video: Kandice Chuh

On March 7, 2019, Kandice Chuh, professor of English and American studies and coordinator of the American studies certificate program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, delivered a lecture, “Asian Americanist Critique in the ‘Asian Century’,” as part of the 2018-19 Asian American Studies Lecture Series.

Members of the Little Tokyo Anti-Eviction Task Force lead a protest against evictions of residents and small businesses. Photo courtesy of Karen Umemoto.
“Japanese/America” symposium explores art, literature, place, music

The Feb. 15 symposium “Japanese/America: Transpacific and Hemispheric” was free and open to the public, and included lectures, discussion, and musical performance exploring the participation of people of Japanese descent in the societies and politics of the Pacific Rim and the Americas.