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American Studies Graduate Program


American Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering graduate work on society and culture in the United States — past, present, and in global context. It accommodates a variety of individual academic objectives. All students are asked to define a concentration— a period or problem — and to draw on appropriate university resources relating to that area. Students must demonstrate coherence in ther graduate work and be able to show relationships between their concentrations and the wider socio cultural system. To accomplish this, students must develop knowledge (including historical perspective) in the humanities and social sciences. View the Doctoral Program Profile here (PDF).

Upcoming Events

Professor Roberta Maierhofer, University of Graz, Austria
Gender, Age, and Culture: An Anocritical Approach
Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union, U of Kansas
Event flyer (PDF)

Lunch and Learn Conversation with Lalo Alcaraz
Creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip,
"La Cucaracha!"
September 15th, 11-12:30
The Traditions area of the Union (4th floor).
Event flyer (PDF)

State of the College 

Dean Carl Lejuez invites faculty, staff and students to learn about initiatives and developments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A brief overview will be followed by ample time for Q&A.
Sept. 27, 4 p.m.

The Commons
Event flyer (PDF)

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 2016, 3:30-5:00 PM
The Disability Studies Seminar with LEROY MOORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Hall Center 
Auditorium from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
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Professor Roberta Maierhofer
University of Graz, Austria
Gender, Age, and Culture: An Anocritical Approach
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
3:30–5:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
Event flyer (PDF)

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