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American Studies

The American Studies program interprets American culture form an interdisciplinary point of view that combines critical social science and humanities approaches. The program provides a basis for graduate study in a variety of fields, as well as an excellent background for law, journalism, and other professional careers.


American Studies NEWS

Nike Spotlights Pro Frank Brown ’17

Brown_Frank_Nike_3Frank Brown ’17, a first-year transition player for the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, showcases his talent as the star in Nike’s latest ad campaign. The 2017 Northeast…
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The Impact of Clarence Thomas

ConstitutionDay2017 DUPolitical scientist and author Corey Robin will explore the racial identity and influence of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a campus discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5…
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Vanderwarker ’96: Legitimizing the Cannabis Industry

Vanderwarker Derek DUDerek Vanderwarker ’96, founder of Tiny Universe Advisors, will offer a lecture titled, “Goin’ Legit: Observations, Insights and Predictions from the Cannabis Industry,” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.…
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Tenure for 16 HWS Faculty Members

Built in 1901 by New York City architecture firm Clinton and Russell, Coxe Hall is named for the second Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Western New York State, who had  a close familial connection to Hobart College. Located in the very center of campus, Coxe Hall hosts classrooms, offices, the Cellar Pub dining area, and Bartlett Theatre, which served as HWS's main site of drama performances up until the building of the Gearan Center for Performing Arts.The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to 16 faculty members.…
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Belanger Receives Grant for Local History Workshop

Belanger Beth 0005Assistant Professor of American Studies Elizabeth Belanger has received a grant from the American Studies Association (ASA) to support her “People’s History of Geneva K-12 Curriculum Project.” The grant will…
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