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American Studies examines the cultural, racial, and national issues that shape the Americas. Our work explores history and culture in ways that cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines.

Our faculty have specialties that span Arts & Sciences. We partner with campus and local institutions of public history and culture. The result is a unique and dynamic environment ideal for interdisciplinary research and study.

Our students develop their own interests by working with faculty from other programs and departments on campus. Graduate students pursue a Master's or Ph.D. degree. Undergraduate students pursue a B.A. or minor in American Studies.

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Director of American Studies

Charles McGovern
Associate Professor, American Studies and History
Samuel E. Jones House, 219

Director of Graduate Studies

Elizabeth Losh
Duane A. & Virginia S. Dittman Professor of English & American Studies
Samuel E. Jones House 318

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lynn Weiss
Associate Professor of English and American Studies
Samuel E. Jones House 207

Students interested in majoring in American Studies should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with questions

Program Administrator

Christin Robinson
Samuel E. Jones House #204