Introducing . . .

Col (LAB)

The American Studies Collaboratory

When speculation drives critical thinking and intellectual life thrives across boundaries,
we have the opportunity to expand modes of institutionalized learning.


A new research and learning concept: The growth of the Program in American Studies will be accompanied by growth in our research engines as well.  The American Studies Collaboratory, Col(LAB), is an idea for a self-reflective research space and a collaborative occasion.  It seeks to bring curiosity, play, and invention back to our collective intellectual pursuits. We invite you to join faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, artists, community organizers, and media makers, to engage in critical thinking coupled with innovative collaboration. Col(LAB) provides a framework where scholarship and creativity converge to nurture new connections and discoveries at the edges of our research practice and professions.