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An interdisciplinary major for independent thinkers

American Studies provides students with a multifaceted understanding of the United States in all its complexity and diversity. Rooted in courses in history and social sciences, literature and the arts, and race and ethnicity, it invites students to develop fresh, insightful interpretations of America’s past and present, while also preparing them for the future as deft critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. 

Symposium on "The Past and Future of Reproductive Justice" Video Out Now!

On May 1st, the American Studies program invited a panel of five fantastic speakers to discuss the past and future of reproductive justice and celebrate 50 years of Ms. Magazine's advocacy work.

Meet the speakers:

Kathy Spillar, Executive Editor of Ms.; Dr. Lauren Beene, lead physician in the Ohio campaign to secure a state constitutional guarantee for reproductive rights; Dr. Damla Karsan, lead plaintiff in the Texas case seeking an exemption from prosecution under the state’s abortion ban; Dr. Jennifer Conti, Stanford Medical School and  co-founder of Obstetricians for Reproductive Justice; Belle Taylor-McGhee, reproductive justice advocate and reporter for Ms. on abortion bans and ballot measures.

Click the link below to watch the full video.


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April 29, 2024
Congratulations to Diego Kagurabadza'25 for being elected President of The Associated Students of