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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Mykiyaa Walker-Sanchez

Mykiyaa Walker-Sanchez : - "Closing the Gap: The Institutionalization of Diabetes in America" (Class of 2014)
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Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons : - The Presidio from Post to Park: Two Hundred Years of Transition (Class of 2017)
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Theresa Berger

I Love Ethel: Friendship and I Love Lucy in the Postwar Period and Today
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Andrew Garcia

A White Man’s Game: Inside the Fight to Save Baseball’s Lost Black Souls

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