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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

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


November 10
102 Jones Hall

Jenny Price
Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities of Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Environmental Institute

History and Theory in Action! -- the Our Malibu Beaches & Play the LA River projects

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The Photographer as Sociologist/The Historian as Photographer

November 16
4:30 p.m.

"Dorothea Lange:  Grab a Hunk of Lightning" 

November 17
4:30 p.m.

"Photographer's Double/Searching for Cover:  The Historian as Photographer/the Photographer as Historian"
Richard Steven Street

both events in 101 McCormick Hall

See here for more information

November 20
102 Jones Hall

Barbara Young Welke
Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

The Course of a Life: Preliminary Thoughts on a History of the Curriculum Vitae