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 Undergraduate courses, click here.
For Graduate Courses, click here.
For all course descriptions, click here. 

  • November 10: The African American Experience Speaker Series
  • November 11: 6th Annual Diversity Summit
  • November 12 @ 6:30PM: Poet Deborah Paredez in conversation with Prof. Gayle Wald (see image)
  • November 12: The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power
  • November 12: Public Lecture in Garden and Landscape Studies
  • November 13-November 22:  Chicago International Children's Film Festival
  • November 15: Historians of a New Generation

     To view all upcoming events, click here.

  • November 13: CFP: Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture
  • November 15: Heidelberg Center for American Studies Annual Spring Academy Conference
  • November 16: SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal 
  • ASAP: Smithsonian Center for Folklore and Cultural Heritage 
  • ASAP: Feminist Essay Project 
    To view all calls for papers, click here.
  • November 13: USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities Doctoral Fellowship
  • November 15: Korean Literature Essay Contest
  • November 30: Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Rolling Deadline: Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellowship in Race, Genetics, & Ethics  

     To view all fellowships and prizes, click here.

  • November 16: History Professor, Texas A&M University 
  • December 1: Curator, Motown Museum 
  • February 1: University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  • Rolling Deadline: Communications Manager, Political Affairs & Climate
  • Rolling Deadline: Digital Journalist-Politics, the Muse 
  • Rolling Deadline: Staff Editor, Foreign Affairs Magazine 

    To view all jobs and internships, click here.
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Fall 2021 Intern
  • Columbia County Historical Society - Museum Administration Internships
  • Clinton Foundation - Admissions/Museum Store Intern - Spring 2021 Semester
  • Political Theory Intern @ The Hudson Institute 
  • Public History and Visitor Experience Intern (Paid)

    To view all undergraduate jobs and
    internships, click here.
Meet Elisabeth Macias!
Elisabeth Macias is a MA student in the department of American Studies and a high school history teacher. Elisabeth previously earned an EdM in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University. Her research interests include racial formation, immigration, and education. 
To read Elisabeth's full interview, click here
And make sure to check out our Instagram @gwuamericanstudies

New Spring 2021 Seminar: The Iraq Wars
Attention AMST Majors, Spring 2021 Class Registration beings in two weeks on Monday, November 19! Be sure to check out a new seminar taught by Zaynab Quadri, titled “The Iraq Wars.” The class will be held virtually from 9:35-10:50am EST on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

To view our Instagram post about the course, click here.
GW Trustees Gate
To find more information on courses, degree programs, faculty, news, and events, click here.
Twitter Facebook Instagram
2108 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 
Phone: (202) 994-6070
Subscribe to our email list.