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.
"I will always remember Jim's ability to perfectly and simply capture the most important things going on at the intersection of politics and scholarship. I would run into him on campus, and after he asked about whether I had been back to Lincoln, NE and praised its merits as a city, he would hand you a nugget of insight: In these days, everyone--I mean every American Studies scholar or otherwise--should be reading Marx's Capital. The comment came up because of the Starbucks cup in my hand, which he pointed to and said, Starbucks. It is the only place where labor isn't totally alienated. You see them making your cup of coffee." - Megan Black
Professor Richard Longstreth has won an award for Architectural Scholarship and Preservation Advocacy from the Society of Architectural Historians.
On Tuesday, October 6, faculty and students from the American Studies Department gathered for the 3rd annual Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture in American Studies.
Erin Sexton, Amanda Chadbourne, and Ed Levin all received their MAs on Friday the 15th. Congratulations to you, and to the other MA grads who weren't able to make the ceremony. We are proud of you all!
Megan Black becomes *Dr.* Megan Black while Prof. McAlister and Provost Lehrman look on in awe.
Toasting the students & parents.
Suleiman Osman awards special honors to Diana Clokey.
Suleiman Osman awards Special Honors in American Studies to Jacqueline Drayer.
Prof. Jen Nash with graduate Robert Rinaldi.