American Studies

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
Although there is no formally structured graduate program in American Studies, students in English, Government or History who wish to offer an American Studies as a minor field should constitute their graduate special committees so as to reflect that choice. In any case, students should discuss this matter with their graduate field representative.

Edward Baptist -- Concentrations: Research interests: American studies
Richard Bensel -- Concentrations: Research interests: American political development; state formation; comparative political economy; the United States Congress
Mary Pat Brady -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Derek Chang -- Concentrations: Research interests: Asian American, African American, and 19th Century U.S. history; U.S. race relations; American religion
Eric Cheyfitz -- Concentrations: Research interests: American studies
Jefferson Cowie -- Concentrations: Research interests: postwar U.S. history, work and social class, class and popular culture, organized labor, globalization
J. Ellen Gainor -- Concentrations: American studies; Research interests: American Drama and Theatre; Women and Theatre
Maria Cristina Garcia -- Concentrations: Research interests: immigration and ethnic history; folklore
Frederic Gleach (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: American studies; Research interests: Native North America, Puerto Rico and Cuba; textual, material and visual culture; tourism; history of American anthropology.
Sabine Haenni -- Concentrations: Research interests: merican cinema; silent film; mass culture; cinema in the context of other media (including theater); theories of race and ethnicity; immigrant cultures, urban studies
Mary Katzenstein (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Barry Maxwell -- Concentrations: Research interests: 19th and 20th century American literature and culture; hemispheric American Studies; jazz; critical theory, particularly that of Kenneth Burke, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht; relations of anarchism, Marxism, and literature
Kate McCullough -- Concentrations: Research interests: American studies
Laura Meixner -- Concentrations: Research interests: 19th century French-American cross-cultural influences; American labor culture and images of labor; art and consumerism; the art market and speculation
Robert Moore -- Concentrations: Research interests: American intellectual, cultural, and religious history
Mary Beth Norton -- Concentrations: Research interests: Women, Early America
Jon Parmenter -- Concentrations: Research interests: American studies
Steven Pond -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Shirley Samuels -- Concentrations: Research interests: 18th and 19th century American fiction; American women writers
Vilma Santiago-Irizarry -- Concentrations: Research interests: ethnicity; language, institutional culture, legal anthropology, ethnographic methods, urban anthropology, Latino cultures
Martin Shefter -- Concentrations: Research interests: American political history; Urban studies
Margaret Washington -- Concentrations: Research interests: