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

Get to know our Graduate Students! 

We've been reaching out to AMST grad students to learn more about why they chose to continue their educations with American Studies. 
Read all about this week's Grad Student Spotlight at the bottom, or click 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
Click here to view faculty office hours. 

Building your schedule for next semester? Take a look at our Spring 2021 course offerings! 

For all course descriptions, click here. 
AMST Majors: Click here for a message from Professor McAlister about course registration! 

New Dean Seminar: "The Nature and Culture of Children"
Attention First-Year AMST Majors and Minors! If you're still looking to fill your Spring 2021 Course Schedule, be sure to check out Professor Cohen-Cole's Dean Seminar, "The Nature and Culture of Children." The class will be held virtually on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00pm EST.  

  • November 23: The 2020 Election & The Presidential Debates (see image)
  • November 23: P&P Live! A Discussion with "The Antiracist Table"
  • December 1: Civic Leadership Dialogue
  • December 4: Equity and Community Access Among American Art Museums
  • December 7: ANN-HAC Public Lecture on the Reagan Administration's Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis
     To view all upcoming events, click here.
  • November 27: CFP: The Future of Architecture and Urbanism in the Post-COVID Age
  • November 30: CFP for Southern Cultures issue: The Abolitionist South
  • December 1: CFP: Southwest/Popular American Culture Association
  • ASAP: Smithsonian Center for Folklore and Cultural Heritage 
  • ASAP: Feminist Essay Project 

    To view all calls for papers, click here.
  • November 25: Laura Bassi Scholarship
  • November 29: Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies @ Rollins College 
  • November 30: Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • November 30: Harvard Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • February 8: MURAP Undergraduate Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill 

     To view all fellowships and prizes, click here.

  • November 25: Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies @ Lake Forest College
  • November 30: Tenure-Track Position in History – History of the Black Atlantic @ Concordia University
  • November 30:University of Connecticut, English Assistant Professor
  • December 1: Curator, Motown Museum 

    To view all jobs and internships, click here.
  • Screening Analyst - National Research Group
  • Inter-American Foundation Internships
  • Political Theory Intern @ The Hudson Institute 
  • Public History and Visitor Experience Intern (Paid)

    To view all undergraduate jobs and
    internships, click here.


Meet Matthew Riemer!

Matthew Riemer is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies department. He received his B.A. in History from Middlebury College and his J.D. from University of Chicago. In 2016, while a practicing attorney, Matthew's extracurricular interest in queer history led him to co-create a popular online history resource (Instagram's @lgbt_history), and he later co-wrote We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House, 2019). His research is on the production and use of queer history in the U.S.; tensions between radical queer resistance and neoliberal reformists; and the material realities of marginalized subcommunities subsumed by the monolithic politics of the "LGBTQ community." 
To read Matthew's full interview, click here.
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