The Department of American Studies at The George Washington University is one of the nation's most rigorous and intellectually innovative departments devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and society. Internationally recognized for its research, our faculty is also committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where undergraduate and graduate students work together with faculty to better understand the culture, politics and history of the United States and its role in the world.
On Wed. Dec. 2, the Department of American Studies will host art curator, film maker, and Assistant Professor Ariella Azoulay.
Craig Lanier Allen has won the 2015-2016 Chateaubriand Fellowship in the Humanities.
Professor Dara Orenstein has won the Kluge Fellowship, a year-long appointment at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
Megan Black has been nominated as a finalist for the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize.
Professor Richard Longstreth has won an award for Architectural Scholarship and Preservation Advocacy from the Society of Architectural Historians.
Professor Elisabeth Anker has been nominated as a finalist for the American Studies Association's Romero First Book Prize.
On Tuesday, October 6, faculty and students from the American Studies Department gathered for the 3rd annual Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture in American Studies.