image of Lisa Lowe
August 31, 2018
With great enthusiasm we announce that Lisa Lowe will be joining American Stuides. Lisa Lowe will begin her appointment in January 2019 as the Samuel Knight Professor of...
August 30, 2018
  I am the Queen, a compelling short film about some of the women of Chicago footwork, begins with a radiant poem: “From dance groups to battle cliques, we represent...
Robert Stepto image
August 8, 2018
Robert Stepto, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of English, focuses his research on the relation of literature to the visual arts and to folklore, literary...
Welcome Reception, Thurs, Sept 6 at 4pm
August 7, 2018
Please join us to celebrate the new academic year on Thursday, September 6th at 4pm in Davenport Common Room.
we  moved
July 15, 2018
American Studies has packed up and relocated to the second floor of Arnold Hall during the renovation of HGS. Over the next two years the Hall of Graduate Studies will be...
photo alex zhang
July 13, 2018
Alexander Zhang is the 2018 winner of the Lisa MacFarlane Prize awarded to the “best paper or project written and developed by an undergraduate located in New England on any...
photo Sylvia Ryerson
May 4, 2018
Our incoming Ph.D student, Sylvia Ryerson, just published this wonderful op-ed, “Building Prisons in Appalachia: The Region Deserves Better” in the Boston Review.