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How To Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind-Virtual Book Launch

Join Dr. La Marr Jurelle Bruce for the launch of his book.

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The Lakeland Digital Archive: Toward an Equitable Community/University Collaboration

Talk is part of a new series centering racism, equity and justice.

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UMD Expert: Shootings Followed ‘Intensified Feeling of Anxiety’ in Asian American Communities

Professor explains history of anti-Asian bias, impact of political and economic instability, and importance of reaching across racial lines.

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Founded in 1945, the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, is considered one of the leaders in the field nationwide. As one of the oldest and best regarded American studies departments, we pride ourselves on dynamic and innovative teaching, cutting-edge research and close collaborations with Washington, D.C.’s cultural institutions.

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Mission & Philosophy

About the Department

The department seeks to promote understanding of the complex nature of American life and culture through examining how individual experience intersects with local, national and global contexts.

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Undergraduate Programs

Interested in our Undergraduate Program?

The undergraduate program of American studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural complexities of the United States and the people, places, literary and visual arts, ideas and institutions that comprise it.

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Graduate Programs

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The graduate program of American studies offers students the opportunity to apply American studies theory and method to their own areas of research, while encouraging them to draw on the approaches of related disciplines in order to inform and enrich their work. 
 

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Our core faculty and affiliates are involved with a wide array of research activities throughout the year. Search our faculty using the directory or access resources relevant to faculty and staff below. 

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