Our courses engage multifaceted understandings of indigenous communities; settlement; colonialism; migration; race/racism; and social, economic, cultural and political change. Majors develop the methodological, theoretical, and research skills to conduct independent interdisciplinary research. The American Studies department is also distinct in our commitment to community-based learning.

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Statements of Solidarity from American Studies

The American Studies Department recognizes the collective and psychic harms of systemic and institutional racism. Please read our policy statement in response to “Black Minds Matter.”