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What is American Studies?

The Program in American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the society and cultures of the United States. American Studies majors critically examine the changing narratives and practices of American life in a curriculum that emphasizes both historical breadth and theoretical depth. Majors work closely with American Studies faculty, choosing the right combination of courses that will prepare them to write a uniquely interdisciplinary senior thesis.

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Upcoming Events

Of Young Lords, Police Repression of the Sixties Radicals, and the Origins of the Carceral State
A talk by Johanna Fernandez
10/25 - 6:00 pm - South Tower

The Right to Maim: States of Debility/Capacity/Disability
A talk by Jasbir Puar
2/22 - 6:30 pm - South Tower

Title TBA
A talk by Nicole Fleetwood 
3/22 - 6:00 pm - Ella Weed

Past Events

 

READINGS FROM I-HOTEL & AMINE WONG 

Karen Tei Yamashita 

MESSAGES ACROSS TIME AND SPACE: INUPIAT DRAWINGS FROM THE 1890S AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Exhibition organized by Barnard students and Prof. Elizabeth Hutchinson

9/22-11/20, CSER

"NEW DIRECTIONS IN AMERICAN STUDIES" LECTURE SERIES

"The Insurgency of Language: American English, Colonial Education and Tagalog Slang in the Philippines"

Vicente Rafael

BROKEN WINDOWS AT BLUES: A QUEER HISTORY OF GENTRIFICATION AND POLICING

Christina Hanhardt

Co-sponsored by Urban Studies, Barnard College

NURSING & EMPIRE: RECASTING AMERICAN STUDIES 

Sujani Reddy

Co-sponsored by WGSS, Barnard College