American Studies, the oldest interdisciplinary major in American higher education, brings together the history, literature, and political institutions of the United States and the allied fields of art, music, philosophy, religion, sociology, and economics.

  • Davis Schneiderman
    Professor of English, Associate Dean of Faculty, Director of the Center for Chicago Programs

    Areas of Study:  American literature, American studies/Chicago literature and history, Remix/Mash-up culture, William S. Burroughs, innovative and avant literature

  • Benjamin Goluboff
    Associate Professor and Chair of English, Chair of Print and Digital Media

    Areas of Study: American literature, nineteenth-century literature, literature and the environment

  • Donald Meyer
    Professor of Music

    Areas of Study:  music history, music theory, film music, electronic music, music composition.

  • Siobhan Moroney
    Associate Professor of Politics

    Areas of Study:  political theory, American politics

  • Steven Rosswurm
    Professor of History

    Areas of Study:  American history, Mexican history 

  • Judy Massey Dozier
    Associate Professor of English, Chair of African American Studies

    Areas of Study: African American literature, gender studies, nineteenth-century American literature.

  • Miguel de Baca
    Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Assistant Professor in the Humanities, Assistant Professor of Art, Chair of American Studies

    Areas of Study: America, modern, and contemporary art history

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