News & Events

Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture in American Studies

Dr. Melanie DuPuis giving the inaugural lecture, on the projector screen is a paragraph that reads, "that ideas about separating, purifying, demarcating and punishing transgressions have as their main function to impose system on an inherently untidy experience."



Student Spotlight

Vyta Baselice holding a blueprint



Each week, our department features a current or former student or member of our faculty who is emblematic of the talent of American Studies.

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Department News

Class Notes, Fall 2020

Craig Allen, PhD ’19,  was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices fellowship.

Harry Lewis talking with Dennis and Judy Shepard

MA student Harry Lewis moderates discussion of LGBT rights in America

MA student Harry Lewis was invited to moderate a discussion with Dennis and Judy Shepard, parents of the late Matthew Shepard.
Anayeli Nuñez

Helping Spanish Speakers at U.S. Immigration Services

Anayeli Nuñez (BA ’19) combined her love of history with her Spanish-speaking skills during an internship with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Department Newsletters

Department of American Studies American Studies Department Weekly Newsletter

Department Weekly Newsletter

Published weekly during the academic year, our digital newsletter includes announcements, events, opportunities, and feature pieces recognizing our AMST community. 

Our weekly newsletter goes to current and alumni students, faculty, and members of the gw community. Please email [email protected] if you would like to receive this newsletter. 


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