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
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  • October 28: Diversity, Labor, and the University: An Interview with Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser 
  • October 28: Civil War Webinar
  • October 30: CCAS Scholar Roundtable: Exploring and Addressing Racism Through Scholarship
  • November 2: D.C. Mondays: Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home

    To view all upcoming events, click here.

  • November 1: Cosmos Scholars Foundation Fellowship 
  • November 1: Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships 2021 
  • November 1: Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022
  • November 2: Leading Edge Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Museum of American History 
  • Rolling Deadline: Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellowship in Race, Genetics, & Ethics  

     To view all fellowships and prizes, click here.

  • October 31: CFP: International Conference "Migrating World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration and Integration"
  • November 1: Rutgers Art Review
  • 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 

    To view all calls for papers, click here.
  • November 1: Stanford IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity 
  • 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 Mallory Wickam:
As a student of American history, I have long been fascinated with the American museum. When I discovered the museums and material culture track of American Studies at GW, I knew it offered the flexibility I needed. I love augmenting my theoretical American Studies knowledge with practical skills, like managing museum collections. 

To read the interview, click here. And make sure to check out our Instagram @gwuamericanstudies
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