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The Department of American Culture is home to a nationally and internationally renowned core faculty with training in a wide variety of disciplines. We offer broad-based training and a range of courses to our students. Our faculty have authored numerous, highly acclaimed books and articles, served as presidents of national academic organizations, sat on the editorial boards of major journals, served as expert sources for the media and news outlets and as consultants and board members for institutions related to our field.

The professional staff of the Department of American Culture are available to help current and prospective students and faculty understand and feel part of the American Culture community, College and University. Our knowledgeable staff are dedicated to supporting students, serving as liaisons with alumni and alumnae, helping us recruit first-rate graduate students and faculty, and building bridges with other units in the College and University.

Faculty associates are instructional faculty and professionals across the University with an informal but valued connection to the Department of American Culture. Faculty associates occasionally list courses with us, serve on administrative or dissertation committees, and participate in our community in a variety of other ways.

Graduate Students in the American Culture doctoral program conduct interdisciplinary research on a wide range of American studies topics in consultation with dedicated faculty advisors drawing on various disciplines, including history, English,women's studies, law, religious studies, media studies, museum studies, psychology, medicine, art history, and architecture, among many others.

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