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.
Amber Wiley (PhD 2011) has been named as a 2016 Emerging Scholar in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
On Wed. Dec. 2, the Department of American Studies will host art curator, film maker, and Assistant Professor Ariella Azoulay.
Professor Dara Orenstein has won the Kluge Fellowship, a year-long appointment at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
Professor Elisabeth Anker has been nominated as a finalist for the American Studies Association's Romero First Book Prize.
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.
This past October, the Department of American Studies held the third Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture in American Studies.