American Studies

AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJOR

Director: Lee (English)
Associate Professor: Fisher
Assistant Professor: Jeffries
Visiting Lecturer: Blanton
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow: Orquiza
Advisory Faculty: Cain (English), Creef (Women's and Gender Studies), Imber (Sociology), Kodera (Religion), Lee (English), Quintana (History), Reverby (Women's and Gender Studies), Shetley (English)
Advisory Faculty for Asian American Studies: Creef (Women's and Gender Studies), Kodera (Religion), Lee (English)


American Studies is the academic area of inquiry that seeks an integrated and interdisciplinary understanding of American culture. Rooted in the traditional disciplines of literature and history, the field has evolved from its establishment in the first half of the twentieth century to include artifacts, methodologies, and practitioners drawn from a wide variety of disciplines within the humanities, including Political Science, Sociology, Religion, Anthropology, Music, Art History, Film Studies, Architecture, Women's and Gender Studies, and other fields of inquiry.

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