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

University Professor Gamble speaks in front of image of Virginia M. Alexander, the subject of a biography that Gamble is writing

Biden appoints University Professor Vanessa Northington Gamble to the National Council on the Humanities

Vanessa Northington Gamble,  University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of American Studies, has been confirmed by the U.S.


Saving MLK: Alumnus Author Recounts King’s Days of Peril

In 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., faced a harrowing nine days in a dangerous prison.

Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer on "History Disrupted"

American Studies Alum, BA'02, sits down to discuss the publication of his new book.

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Department of American Studies American Studies Department Weekly Newsletter

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