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. 

Events

April
17
Date:
Wed April 17th 2024, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
The Terrace Room (room 426)

Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic and humorist. He is the author of the #1 New York Times …

May
1
Date:
Wed May 1st 2024, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location
Law School
559 Nathon Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 180

In recognition of Ms. Magazine’s efforts to put the issue of reproductive justice before the public for…

News

March 19, 2024
Jean Pfaelzer opened her talk on her recent book, California, A Slave State with an 1858 map of t
October 23, 2023
Professor Kathryn Olivarius' book, Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cot