In American Studies, we draw on many disciplines to advance the investigation of the Americas. We consider American history, politics, and cultures from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
Our American Studies students are proponents of active citizen engagement, supported by in-depth research and reflection on the forces that contribute to national identity. They are agile thinkers who make connections across fields of inquiry. Our faculty encourage freedom of thought and are committed to examining the ways in which we all participate in building and understanding the Americas.
Our discipline emerged from both English and history. Now it incorporates people, ideas, and methods from across the humanities and social sciences, maintaining a comprehensive strength across many specializations. We practice and endorse a form of critical citizenship, conducting vital and engaging research.