New Alumni Publications

Forever Vietnam

David Kieran, Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory

Chronic Youth

Julie Elman, Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

About Us

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. 

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Collected Stories and Twice Told Tales 2015

Collected Stories

“Collected Stories and Twice Told Tales” is the GWU’s Department of American Studies’ Annual Conference. This year’s conference themes were race, sex, performance, and play; and the keynote speaker was Robin Bernstein, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.

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Spotlight:

Megan Black accepts a postdoctoral fellowship in Global American Studies at Harvard University

We would like to congratulate Megan Black, one of the American Studies PhD students, on her acceptance to a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Global American Studies at Harvard University.

Craig Allen

One of our TAs here in the American Studies Department, Craig Allen, recently won the Philip Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Jacqueline Drayer

We would like to congratulate our BA/MA student, Jacqueline Drayer, on being awarded the Fulbright Study Research Grant!

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown, a doctoral candidate here at the American Studies Department, recently won the Graduate Student Essay Award from the North American Society for Sport History.