On Monday, April 19, the Fall 2021 class schedule will be available online at classes.berkeley.edu and American Studies Fall 2021 courses will be listed on the...
- Student Announcement: Fall 2021 Enrollment Starts Tuesday, April 20 April 13, 2021
- New Adventures in American Studies Colloquium March 29, 2021
- American Studies Major Helen Pinto featured in “Berkeley Discovery Stories” November 10, 2020
- |AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE NEWS | New Berkeley course taught by American Studies Senate Lecturer Michael Mark Cohen examines 2020 election through the lens of American democracy November 2, 2020
- American Studies Alumnus Alex Serna wins Emerging Leader Award October 8, 2020
Friday, April 2, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm PST Join us for three in-depth conversations about new and exciting work...
For over a year, Helen has worked as a research assistant for Art History Professor Todd Olson. During summer 2020,...
Alex Serna, M.Ed., Class of 2011, has won the Emerging Leader Award from Orange County Grantmakers for his work as...
American Studies 101– P.T. Barnum and Other Scams. Instructor: S. Gold McBride (SESSION A – Six Weeks) American Studies 101...
The American Studies faculty have recorded video messages for new graduates to acknowledge your hard work and congratulate you on your achievements....
The Interdisciplinary American Studies program takes as its subject the cultures that have developed in what is now the United States, understanding “American culture” as the interplay of material practices and the realm of ideas.
It considers technology, economy, urbanism, and ecology, as well as literature, the arts, and political and geographic history. American Studies takes a particular interest in cultural hybridity, cultural layering, and in American culture exported abroad.
The goal of the Interdisciplinary American Studies program is to utilize the enormous and varied resources of the institution to teach students how to ask and answer scholarly questions, to formulate and undertake a focused interdisciplinary course of study, and to design and execute a substantial integrative research project. In doing this, we build upon several generations of scholars across disciplines who have advocated the critical study of race, class, gender, sexuality, and mass culture, as well as the examination of America as part of an increasingly globalized world.
Student Academic Advising
The Student Academic Advisor's job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. Laura is an experienced advisor who is available to serve as a sounding board for ideas and concerns as they arise. Office hours and contact information are located here.
Emma Bianco - Cold War Politics and American Culture
Emma plans to pursue a Master’s and Ph.D. in history to continue studying the emergence and changing ideologies of Republicanism and extreme conservatism, particularly women’s role in redefining local party politics in California.