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Program in American Studies

Congratulations to Izzy Kasdin, co-winner of the University's 2014 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

to President Eisgruber's Statement on American Studies Association Boycott of Israel

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

Hendrik Hartog, 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

Friday, April 18
210 Dickinson Hall

Graduate Salon with
Jennifer Jones and Jane Manners

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Monday, April 21
210 Dickinson Hall

Sarah Stillman
Staff writer, The New Yorker
Reporting the Under-Reported

Cosponsored by the Council of the Humanities

Monday, April 28
210 Dickinson Hall
Barbara Fried
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Facing up to Scarcity

Cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs

Monday, May 5
210 Dickinson Hall
Dorothy Roberts
Professor of Law and Sociology and Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
“Loving v. Virginia” as a Civil Rights Decision

Cosponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs