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American Studies

Field Description

Although there is no formally structured graduate program in American Studies, graduate students in any field at Cornell can elect American Studies as a minor field. In order to declare a graduate minor in American Studies, students should discuss how an interdisciplinary minor in American Studies may fit into their overall interests with an Amerian Studies faculty member. They must also make sure that declairing a minor in American Studies is compatible with the requirements of their major field, and secure the approval of their special committee chair. They will have to constitute their special committee so that one special committee member represents American studies.

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

 

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Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    American Studies

    • American studies (minor)

    Faculty

    Glenn C. Altschuler

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies

    Edward E. Baptist

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American studies

    Richard F Bensel

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American political development; state formation; comparative political economy; the United States Congress

    Jeremy H. Braddock

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: 20th century american literature and culture, modernism, cultural institutions, media and book history

    Mary Pat Brady

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies

    Derek S Chang

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: Asian American, African American, and 19th Century U.S. history; U.S. race relations; American religion

    Eric T Cheyfitz

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American studies

    J. Ellen Gainor

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American Drama and Theatre; Women and Theatre

    Maria Cristina Garcia

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: immigration and ethnic history; folklore

    William Gaskins

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: race and representation; cinema and portraiture; contemporary art and the politics of visual culture

    Frederic Wright Gleach

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: Native North America, Puerto Rico and Cuba; textual, material and visual culture; tourism; history of American anthropology.

    Sabine Haenni

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: merican cinema; silent film; mass culture; cinema in the context of other media (including theater); theories of race and ethnicity; immigrant cultures, urban studies

    Anna R. Haskins

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: social stratification and inequality; sociology of education; race and ethnicity, mass incarceration

    George Hutchinson

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: american modernism; african-american literature; race in american culture; Walt Whitman

    Karen Jaime

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: film and culture; spoken word poetry; hip-hop theatre studies; critical race theory; women of color feminisms and queer color critique

    Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies

    Jonathan David Kirshner

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: international relations, money and finance, political economy and national security, politics and film

    Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: US political and social history after World War II; the welfare-state and mass-incarceration

    Oneka LaBennett

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: popular youth culture; race, gender and consumption; urban anthropology; caribbean migration and diaspora

    Alexander Livingston

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: democratic theory, american pragmatism, 19th - 20th century american political thought

    Alejandro Madrid

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: latino music; masculinities; U.S.-Mexico border; transnationalsim; embodied culture

    Kate McCullough

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American studies

    Robert Laurence Moore

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American intellectual, cultural, and religious history

    Mary Beth Norton

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: Women, Early America

    Jon William Parmenter

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: American studies

    Benjamin Piekut

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: experimental music, improvisation, cultural studies, jazz, popular music and sound studies

    Steven F Pond

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies

    Noliwe Rooks

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: racial implication of beauty and fashion; racial inequality in education; race, migration and urbanization; black women's studies

    Aaron J. Sachs

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: american culture, environmental studies

    Nicholas G. Salvato

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: american cinema and media; 20th century theatre and performance; television and popular culture; feminist and queer theory

    Shirley R Samuels

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: 18th and 19th century American fiction; American women writers

    Mildred Elizabeth Sanders

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: american political development, social movements, economics regulation, foreign policy

    Vilma Santiago-Irizarry

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: ethnicity; language, institutional culture, legal anthropology, ethnographic methods, urban anthropology, Latino cultures

    Sofia A. Villenas

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: anthropology of education, critical race studies, latina/chicana germinisms, civic education, ethnography and narrative

    Sara L. Warner

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: performance studies; theories of sex, gender and sexuality; theater and social change; the American prison system

    Margaret Washington

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies

    Christopher Wildeman

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: American Studies: American studies
    • Research Interests: consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children; child welfare and the foster care system