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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Resources for Graduate Students in American Studies


American Studies Association

Homepage for the ASA. This site is a major resource for news, job information, conference and grant announcements, links to American studies departments around the country and the world, and much more.

ASA Students Committee

The student-run organization dedicated to assisting American studies graduate students in their research and careers.

American Quarterly

The journal of the American Studies Association.

American Studies Electronic Crossroads

A central resource online for American studies information. Especially rich as a teaching resource, with sample “dynamic” course syllabi and teaching scholarship.

Cultural Politics

This site offers resources for the analysis of the role of culture in shaping our political, economic, and social lives.


Information on joining the worldwide American studies listserv.

Library of Congress: American Memory Home Page

A very rich resource for texts, images, and exhibits.

Janice Radway, “What’s in a Name?” Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 20, 1998

Radway’s talk continues to generate a good deal of lively discussion about the future of American studies.