American Studies

Christine Palmer Associate Director and Senior Lecturer - American Studies

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Office Hours..


Starting June 1, 2021, Professor Palmer will hold office hours on alternating Tuesdays at 1- 2 pm.

The dates are: June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, and August 24.

Students may schedule appointments here:
If you need to make a different arrangement, please email Prof. Palmer at

Christine Palmer holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She also completed a Master’s in Anthropology at UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the interplay between race, visual culture, literature, and cultural memory in twentieth century popular and mass culture. Recent course offerings include: America, Song by Song; America at Play; The Teen Age; At Home in America; Rebels and Revolutionaries; American Folklore; Frontiers in American History and Culture; The Road in American Culture; The Atomic Age; Research and Writing in American Studies; and The Harlem Renaissance.