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Program in American Studies

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

February 2
4:30 pm
McCormick Hall 106
Martin F. Manalansan IV
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies
Conrad Professorial Scholar in the Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Queer Metrics: Towards An Anthropology of Small Things
See here for more info

Informal presentations of the work of students in
AMS 358 / HUM 358
Electronic Literature: Lineage, Theory and Contemporary Practice
Tuesday, February 3
Princeton Center for Digital Humanities
-N-10 Green Hall
See here for more info

February 4
4:30 pm
McCormick Hall 106
Mel Yuen-Ching Chen
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Director, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
University of California, Berkeley
The Disability in Racial Dystopias
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Monday, February 9
102 Jones Hall
Chi-ming YanG
University of Pennsylvania
Lacquer, Ornament, and 18th-century Race Science
RSVP required -

February 10
4:30 pm
McCormick Hall 106
Shalini Shankar
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
Director, Asian American Studies Program
Northwestern University
Assembling Race: Ethnographies of Language and Media Production Among Asian Americans

Monday, February 16
210 Dickinson Hall
Meg Jacobs
Research Scholar
Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and American Politics in the 1970s
RSVP required -

Monday, February 23
210 Dickinson Hall
Matthew Karp
Assistant Professor of History
Visions of Modernity in the Proslavery Argument
RSVP required -