Welcome to American Culture, Celebrating 60 Years as Wolverines
American Culture is celebrating its 60th anniversary at the University of Michigan. As one of the oldest programs in American studies in the country, we have educated generations of Wolverines about the changing meanings of U.S. citizenship and national belonging.
American Culture started with a small, but dedicated, coalition of faculty and students who volunteered their time and intellectual talents. They eschewed traditional academic disciplinary boundaries for new scholarly conversations about what it has meant to be “American." Over the years, we have grown and matured into an unmatched center for understanding the nation’s ever increasing diversity and global connections. Today, we are the top American studies department in the world. Our students and faculty are uniquely committed to social justice and the highest standards of scholarship. We are proud, too, to be home to ethnic studies programs at Michigan: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Arab American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Native American Studies. For the next year, the Department of American Culture will celebrate this momentous milestone with special events, guest speakers, and unique class offerings. Join us in the festivities!
- CONGRATULATIONS to Nadine Naber May 20, 2013
- Introducing the Minor in American Culture December 17, 2012
- Marlene Moore recipient of the 2012 Kay Beattie Distinguished Service Award November 21, 2012