Department of American Studies

 

Creative thinkers,
historians and Researchers

Understanding the United States and its role in the world

 


Who We Are

The Department of American Studies at the George Washington University is committed to fostering a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning and research environment focused on understanding the culture, beliefs, policies, politics, urbanization and history of the United States and its role in the world.

Through a rigorous curriculum, we challenge our students to uncover fresh perspectives on how we live and engage with one another. Our long-standing ties with the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations within the nation’s capital further immerse students in unique experiences relating to historic preservation, museum curation, social politics and more. And our alumni have achieved success in a variety of fields, making their mark in virtually every sector of the economy.

 


Talib Hudson

"I found American Studies refreshing. It wasn’t a sugar-coating of American history. I felt that it gave a more honest depiction, that it really told the story of people on the ground."

Talib Hudson
BA '04


Core Research Strengths

 

  

Learn About Our Research

 


Our Highlights

 

Department Headlines

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April 20-21: Remembering Biafra

George Washington University's “Remembering Biafra” conference will bring together scholars, activists, and humanitarians to examine the global impact of the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70. Speakers...

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Julie Chamberlain awarded American Academy of Religion Research Grant

Our own Julie Chamberlain was awarded the American Academy of Religion's International Dissertation Research Grant. This will fund her trip to South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town) this summer,...

 

 

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