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. 

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April
7
Date:
Fri April 7th 2023, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Location
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This spring quarter, in a program modeled on the popular Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio, the History Department's seminar on…

April
11
Date:
Tue April 11th 2023, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location
Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
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As in many parts of the American West, environmental resources are crucial to the way of life in Washington State – affecting human wellbeing,…

April
24
Date:
Mon April 24th 2023, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location
Lane History Corner, Building 200 450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

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The Western History Lecture Series presents Andrés Reséndez Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. Reséndez's talk, "The…

News

February 10, 2023
Check out Stanford American Studies Faculty Lerone Martin featured on the Stanford School of Huma
February 6, 2023
Announcing a New Issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies,  co-sponsored ty Stanfor