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

New Micro-minor in Immigration/Migration Studies!

The Immigration and Migration Studies Micro-Minor bridges courses in the humanities and social sciences to provide students an in-depth understanding of modern migration. The micro-minor is administered through WGSS- learn more 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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Meet Maddie!

Maddie House-Tuck is a PhD student in American Studies at George Washington University. Prior to starting her PhD at GW, Maddie completed her Masters in Theatre and Performance Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Maddie is a historian of US carcerality and abolitionist artmaking. Her research surveys aesthetic interventions that resist and reimagine carceral infrastructures, technologies, and material culture, and their stakes for thinking about the built environment and abolitionist landscapes.

We sat down to interview Maddie, which you can view here!
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