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Program in American Studies

Congratulations to Professor Emily Thompson, whose website
"The Roaring 'Twenties: an interactive exploration of the historical soundscapes of New York City,"
was recognized by the American Library Association's Reference and User Services Division on their list of Best Historical Materials.

Announcing the Eric Pai Asian American Studies Student Research Fund

The Princeton Program in American Studies, founded in 1942, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, society and culture of the United States.  By bringing together students and faculty from the all the arts, humanities, and social sciences to explore questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, the Program reflects the creative ferment in the study of American life and culture.   We strive to gain a deeper and broader perspective on issues which profoundly affect contemporary life and scholarship.

McCosh Hall
McCosh Hall is home to the Program in American Studies

Anne Cheng, Co-Director

Hendrik Hartog, Co-Director

Judith FersztProgram Manager

Candice Kessel, Program Assistant

Michael Rivera, Computer Support Specialist

42 McCosh Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-4710

Fax: 609-258-2765



Upcoming Events

American Confinement: 
Race, Visuality, and History in the Quotidan

A Roundtable Discussion Featuring: 
Arielle Azoulay, Brown University
Joshua Takano Chambers- Letson, Northwestern University
Linda Gordon, New York University
Eric L. Muller, University of North Carolina, School of Law
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University

Whitman College Black Box Theater
4:30 pm

Lapidus Family fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies

March 23, 2015
4:30 p.m.
219 Aaron Burr Hall

Golda Meir:
American roots,
Zionist life
Professor Pnina Lahav, Boston University
School of Law 

For more information

March 30
4:30 pm 
010 East Pyne

Lisa Lowe
Tufts University
The Intimacies of Four Continents

Wretches and Jabberers
March 31, 2015
McCormick Hall 101

Oscar® winner and twice Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Gerardine Wurzburg, will screen her compelling feature documentary Wretches & Jabberers