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 GW American Studies. Read this week's Student Spotlight below 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. 


  • November 1: D.C. Mondays: Mary Todd Lincoln: An Inconvenient Widow
  • November 4: Can Religious Schools Educate Students for the 21st Century?
  • November 8: Reproduction Reconceived: Family Making and the Limits of Choice After Roe v. Wade
  • November 15: Book Conversation with Paul Kendrick, TSPPPA Alumnus and Author of Nine Days
To view all upcoming events, click here.

Deadlines are approaching fast for:  
  • November 1: HCA Spring Academy
  • November 3: 2022 DC History Conference
  • November 5: Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film
  • November 28: 2022 DePaul Philosophy Conference

    To view all calls for papers, click here.
Coming up! Deadlines for applications:   
  • November 1: Mellon Summer Fellowships in Urban Humanities
  • November 1: The Newberry Long-Term Fellowships
  • November 14: 2021-22 Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Institute Fellowships
  • November 15: The Dianne Woest Fellowship
  • November 19: Beinecke Scholarship Program

     To view all fellowships and prizes, click here.

  • November 1: Assistant Professor of American Studies - Yale University
  • November 9: Country Hall of Fame Internships
  • November 10: Assistant/Associate professor in Global South Film - Emory University
  • November 15: Assistant Professor of American Studies - GWU

    To view jobs and internships, click here.


  • Ongoing: Human Rights Campaigns Internships
  • Ongoing: Cinema and Comedy Internship - ArtsQuest
  • November 14: Curator/Museum Assistant - New Mexico
  • November 14: Researcher - American Oversight

    To view undergrad jobs and internships, click here


Meet Brooks!

Brooks Norton is an MA student in the American Studies department. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied Writing and American History. Her interests are in the ways that history is thought about, taught, and discussed in popular culture, particularly involving race and gender.

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