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American Studies is an Interdisciplinary Program at Stanford blending courses in history, literature, social sciences and the arts, in which students learn to analyze and interpret America's past and present, forging fresh and creative syntheses along the way.

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What can and what must we do as everyday citizens to be active participants in our democracy? The protection of our democracy is urgent and one of the most vexing challenges our country faces. Increasing voting is one step. And although there are promising recent youth vote records, the United States has abysmally low voting rates. In fact, we have the ninth-lowest...

The American Studies Program presents a Lunchtime Talk by American Studies Faculty Member Jonathan, Gienapp, Assistant Professor of History, who will be discussing his new book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.  A light lunch will be served.

This talk is a part of Gender & Sports: Beyond Equality, a series examining gender access, equity, inclusion, and leadership in college and professional sports. 

Nevin is a strategic inclusion consultant and national thought leader on inclusion in sport. Her work brings individuals together to develop a deeper understanding of race, gender, and LGBTQ identities, frequently collaborating with athletic administrators to facilitate inclusion programming and develop...

Colorism affects our daily lives – how we groom ourselves, our relationship with the sun, what we buy, how we vote, and how we perceive each other. It is such an everyday, insidious oppression that has utterly absurd day-to-day effects. Simply put, it's ripe for comedy.This 3 day festival will include two Stanford Artists performances and a performance by Peacock Rebellion.Tickets and More Information are available at our website...

Stanford's American Studies Program invites you to a lunchtime talk by American Studies Faculty member...

Sam Wineburg, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and by courtesy, History at Stanford University

On his new book...

Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone)

If we want to educate citizens who can separate fact from fake, we have to equip them with new tools. Wineburg lays out a mine-filled landscape, but one that, with...

Gender and Sports: Beyond Equality is a series examining gender access, equity, inclusion, and leadership in collegiate and professional sports. 

Join us as Julie Foudy '94 interviews Simone Manuel '18 and Katie Ledecky '20. 

JULIE FOUDY ‘94 is a former captain of the US Women’s Soccer Team, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, and 2x World Cup Champion. Author of Choose to Matter: Being Fabulously and Courageously YOU. She served on the Women’s Sports Foundation Board of...