Our Vision

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The American Culture curriculum promotes publicly engaged and socially committed scholarship and teaching aimed at understanding the struggles and creativity that have produced the societies and cultures of America.

In particular, we seek to illuminate the significance, the lived experience, and the relationships among race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and class; both within and beyond national borders.

American Culture brings historic and interpretive strategies of ethnic studies into conversation with critical approaches to literature, history, cultural studies, and social sciences, and with knowledge produced outside the boundaries of the University.