Check out what's new in American Studies!
Check out what's new in American Studies!

Check out American Studies Courses for Spring 2022!

You can view our complete course offerings and descriptions here.

Department Leadership

Prof. Tom Guglielmo | Department Chair 
Prof. Melani McAlister | Director of Undergraduate Studies
Prof. Jamie Cohen-Cole | Director of Graduate Studies
Prof. Elaine Peña | M.A. Adviser
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Ben Hanley

Meet Ben!

Ben Hanley entered the PhD program in American Studies as a lifelong Wisconsinite and proud graduate of UW-Madison ('18). A self-proclaimed Pokémon Master himself, his research interests have evolved from that paper to now include digital studies, gender studies, queer theory, and political theory, all in the modern age of the Internet. Specifically, he aims to look at how the "Zillennial" Generation has used the digital sphere in response to crises of the 21st century American political landscape, with emphasis on video games, social media, and meme culture.
We sat down to interview Ben, which you can view here!

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