American Studies

Understanding “American culture” as the interplay of material practices and the realm of ideas

The Undergraduate degree program in American Studies considers technology, economy, urbanism, and ecology, as well as literature, the arts, and political and geographic history. American Studies takes a particular interest in cultural hybridity, cultural layering, and in American culture exported abroad.

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The Student Academic Advisor’s job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. Laura is an experienced advisor who is available to serve as a sounding board for ideas and concerns as they arise.

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Spotlight on American Studies Graduates

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Emma Pearl Gerson

Click Here to Find God: Incels, Internet Individualism, and American Intimacy
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Shabnam Banerjee-McFarland

Shabnam Banerjee-McFarland : - Racial Formations In New York Fashion Week under the Obama Era (Class of 2014)
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Jessie McConville

Corporate Nostalgia and Futurism: Reinforcing Gendered Design of Technology in Disney’s Corporate Showcase
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Dmitry Schultz

Police Unions and Facial Recognition Prohibitions: Examination of Police Reform Challenges in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

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Laura Spautz
265 Evans Hall
amerstd@berkeley.edu