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Find details about the workshop here: dhworkshop.pdf

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Stanford University

Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)

4th Floor, Wallenberg Hall

10AM –6PM

Organized by Ronald Jenn (Université de Lille), Amel Fraisse (Université de Lille), and Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Stanford University)

This workshop is connected to the ROSETTA...

It is with pleasure that we announce the publication of the 2018 Stanford American Studies Newsletter!

Read all about our multi-talented majors, our fabulous faculty, and our amazing alumni!
Many thanks to Newsletter Editor Jordan Huelskamp ’17, and to  Newsletter Faculty Advisor Judith Richardson for shepherding the longest and most comprehensive American Studies Newsletter yet to the finish line. 
And thank you to all...

We are excited to announce the publication of the Fall 2107 issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS). The larges issue yet, it features over 30 contributions from scholars around the world in African American Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Ethnic Studies, French, Gender Studies, History, and Religious Studies. Enjoy!

[JTAS is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal on the University of California’s escholarship platform...

Stanford’s American Studies Program presents the 2nd Art and Social Criticism Lecture Series

How does the visual culture of political and community activism raise awareness, spark social change, and rouse protest? This series focuses on what artists and other “makers” contribute through symbolic and expressive works—wall painting, banners, protest signs, ephemera, manifestos and performative actions—to ensure robust, public dialogue on urgent topics....

Stanford’s American Studies Program and Environmental Humanities at Stanford Present a Talk by Janet M. Davis (Professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin) on her new book The Gospel of Kindness Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America. Published on the 150th anniversary of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Gospel of Kindness,a pioneering transnational history of animal advocacy at home and abroad, places animals at the center...

American Studies is proud to announce that junior AMSTUD major and peer advisor Carlos Valladares curated an exhibition at the Anderson Collection.  Abstraction and the Movies pairs works from the Anderson Collection with images and posters from films of the “classical Hollywood period,” defined as the years between the introduction of sound (1927) and the release of Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

For more information, please see the article published by KQED...

American Studies and the Stanford Bookstore bring you a talk with author Min Jin Lee

SATURDAY, February 25th at 1 pm

Stanford Bookstore

Min Jin Lee will be in conversation with Prof. Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Director of the Program in American Studies

How did we get HERE?

How do we move FORWARD?

What does it mean to be an American NOW?

Probe these and other urgent questions in American Studies courses this Spring:

AMSTUD 160: Perspectives on American Identity

AMSTUD 95: Consumer Culture

AMSTUD 120: Digital Media in Society

AMSTUD 134: Museum...

Living for the City
American Urban Life
Sundays at 6PM in 200-002
Organized by Carlos Valladares, American Studies '18
The American Studies film series is meant as a supplement to existing American Studies classes. Film ascreenings are open to the Stanford community only.
Jan 14 — Playtime (1967)
Jacques tati's widescreen comic masterpiece about humans...
Come one, come all... Prospective majors and minors, current majors and minors, and friends...
Join us for the AMSTUD Fireside Chat!
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15th, 4:30-6 pm
WHERE: Margaret Jacks Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge
WHY: There will be raffle prizes and PIE!

On the occasion of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016, Stanford's American Studies Program is sponsoring an essay contest on The Significance of Bob Dylan.” 


The competition is open to any Stanford student (undergraduate or graduate) in any field.  The winner of the essay contest  will be awarded $500 and a copy of the book, Bob...

Stanford’s American Studies Program presents a lunchtime talk by

Greg Robinson

Professor of History at Université du Québec à Montréal

 on his new book

The Great Unknown:

 Japanese American Sketches

Thursday, October  27th   The Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg 460) Noon   -   Lunch will be provided.

 Please RSVP  to  Rachel Meisels ...

The American Studies Program and The Bill Lane Center for the American West

Invite you to a conversation about

Writing "Silicon Valley"

CARRIE KEMPER (Stanford ’06)
Writer and Producer for the Emmy-nominated HBO television series “Silicon Valley”

“Silicon Valley” is a comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon
Valley engineer in the late 1980s. Carrie Kemper’s other TV writing credits include "...

Mark Twain in India & Japan: A Lunchtime Conversation with Seema Sharma and Tsuyoshi Ishihara

Wednesday, March 9th, 12 pm

Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall

Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to to attend.


Monday, February 29th, 7 pm

Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University

Open to the Public Without Charge

For over 25 years world-renowned artist Tania Bruguera has created socially-engaged performances and installations that examine the nature of political power structures and their effect on the lives of society's most vulnerable individuals and groups. Her politically provocative works have tackled global


It was 1970 when history professor Gordon Chang, then a new graduate student fresh out of Princeton, walked into Green Library to pore through Leland Stanford’s papers for the first time. Forty-five years later, he is still looking for what he went there that day to find: accounts that would describe the lives of Chinese workers instrumental in the building of the transcontinental railroad. 

An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Chinese worked on the railroad at a


How We Write: The Varieties of Writing Experience is based on the series of “How I Write” public conversations with faculty and other advanced writers conducted by Hilton Obenzinger at Stanford University since 2002. These conversations explored the nuts and bolts, pleasures and pains, of all types of writing with prominent novelists, poets, historians, physicists, critics, playwrights, philosophers, anthropologists and neuroscientists. How do writers get ideas? How do they...

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces a rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed ledger artist Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876.

The latest issue of the American Studies Newsletter is out!  Find out what's been happening in the Program and what our alumni have been doing!  

Download the latest newsletter HERE!

Stanford political scientist Amy Zegart says the U.S. Senate's 2014 summary report on alleged CIA torture and interrogation during the "war on terror" contains errors and weaknesses that only served to weaken its ultimate influence.

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