Peer Advisors

Lucy Brewer

Hello! My name is Lucy Brewer and I am a senior from Atlanta, Georgia. I was first drawn to the American Studies program because it offered me the unique opportunity to combine my interdisciplinary interests in art, literature, and history. My concentration in 20th Century American Photography and Visual Culture has allowed me to take a wide range of AmStud and Art History classes, including “Fashion and Photography” and “Abstract Expressionism: Painting/Modern/America.” Outside of the classroom, AmStud has unexpectedly become one of my favorite communities on campus. I love talking about AmStud—perhaps a little too much—and I’m always here to chat about classes, American art history, photography, or anything else. You can contact me at

Lizzie Dowdle

Hello! My name is Lizzie Dowdle, a junior from Seattle, Washington concentrating in Law and Political Inequality. I declared American Studies after taking a class on Civil War history; I love that the program offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and contemporary themes of the United States, whether through politics, literature, science, technology, or whatever a student is most passionate about. I appreciate the program flexibility—you can take classes you’re interested in and not realize you’re fulfilling requirements in the process! Outside of AmStud, I spend my time with the Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Tri Delta, the Haas Center, and Flying Treehouse, an on-campus creative writing organization. If you have any questions (or you just want to chat), hit me up at!