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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.Read More about How To Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind-Virtual Book Launch
The Lakeland Digital Archive: Toward an Equitable Community/University Collaboration
Talk is part of a new series centering racism, equity and justice.Read More about The Lakeland Digital Archive: Toward an Equitable Community/University Collaboration
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.Read More about UMD Expert: Shootings Followed ‘Intensified Feeling of Anxiety’ in Asian American Communities
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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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.Learn more about the department
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.Explore our Undergraduate Programs
Interested in our Graduate Program?
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.
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.Explore our Faculty Research