American Studies
Multidisciplinary Program

American Studies offers students an opportunity to engage the society, culture, institutions, and mores of the United States from a variety of perspectives and through the methodologies of different intellectual disciplines. Because of the social diversity of Americans, the study of American culture necessarily involves consideration of many cultures and must ask how this diversity coexists with a national identity; therefore, all courses incorporate multiple examinations of race, ethnicity, class and gender in America. Study of the subject matter is multidisciplinary and most courses are team-taught. Majors create their own courses of study and undertake a year-long thesis or project during the senior year.

Dean of the College
BA, University of Colorado; MA, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Interests

Afro-Latina/i Intellectual History
Popular Culture
Prison Studies

Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and American Studies and Director of Urban Studies
BA, Davidson College; MA, New York University; PhD, University of Chicago
Instructor in American Studies and Asian Studies
Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair
BA, Dartmouth College; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Interests

Interdisciplinary American art, social, and cultural history with an emphasis on Black lives
Art and artmaking as social practice and community building
Movements for social justice
Communities of creativity and care
Art, activism, and everyday life
Quilt studies
Studies of loss, grief, and mourning

Professor of Psychological Science
BA, University of Florida; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interests

Human Emotions
Emotional Expression

Professor of English on the Jean Webster Chair
BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Economics
BA, The University of Montana; MA, PhD, University of Colorado
Interests

Regional Development
Transportation Networks
Native American Development

Professor of History on the Marion Musser Lloyd '32 Chair
BA, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of English
BA, University of California-Berkeley; PhD, Harvard University
Interests

Asian American Studies
Transpacific Studies
Critical Ethnic Studies
Popular Culture and Subculture
Essays
Literary Non-fiction

Professor of Religion
AB, Princeton University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Associate Professor and Chair of Education
BFA, Pratt Institute; MS, Long Island University; PhD, SUNY at Albany
Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies
BA, University of San Diego; MFA, Mills College; PhD, University of California-Davis
Interests

Native American Studies
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Poetry

Assistant Professor of Music
BM, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; MM, The Boston Conservatory; MM, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies
BA, University of Miami; MA, PhD, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Latin American & Latino/a Studies
BA, University of California-San Diego; MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies
BA, University of Virginia; MA, Boston College; MA, Xavier University; PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
Interests

American Nationalism; Immigration and Mobility; Black Intellectual Thought; Critical Race Theory