Christine Palmer, T. Carlis Roberts, Brandi Summers, and Bryan Wagner have been awarded the Presidential Chair Fellows Grant for 2021-2022...
- American Studies Faculty Awarded the Presidential Chair Fellows Grant May 19, 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.
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Everardo Mora - City Planning, Public Policy, and Minority Communities
As one of four recipients of the 2009 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, Everardo Mora received $20,000 and a Visiting Scholar placement at UC Berkeley in order to continue his research on “cannery culture.” His goal was to produce a narrative infused with the voices, stories, and experiences of Latino cannery workers in order to better understand ethnic diversity, the culture of mass production, language and literacy, and identity construction on the shop floor of the last full-scale cannery to close in the Silicon Valley, a valley that once was known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight. Everardo currently works as a Project Manager at Orton Development, Inc.