American Studies

Building

Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...

External News

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was a congressman, a minister, the founder of Grinnell College and a radical.  On the April 23, 2013 Talk of Iowa radio show, Charity Nebbe talked with a group of students at Grinnell College, who spent the semester exploring the life and beliefs of JB...
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was a congressman, a minister, the founder of Grinnell College and a radical.  On the April 23, 2013 Talk of Iowa radio show, Charity Nebbe talked with a group of students at Grinnell College, who spent the semester exploring the life and beliefs of JB...

News Item

In her introductory elective, Race in the 21st Century: Color, Culture, National Identities, Katya Gibel Mevorach’s students examine ideas about race and how racial meanings are produced, transformed, and circulated within the US and abroad. Students are exploring critical race...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...
What do you know about Josiah B. Grinnell? You think he founded Grinnell — but was it the College or the town?  And you’ve heard he was (or was not) the man to whom Horace B. Greeley said, “Go west, young man, go west.” But did you know he: Signed the 13th Amendment, which...
What do you know about Josiah B. Grinnell? You think he founded Grinnell — but was it the College or the town?  And you’ve heard he was (or was not) the man to whom Horace B. Greeley said, “Go west, young man, go west.” But did you know he: Signed the 13th Amendment, which...

Group Info

As an American studies concentrator, you take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at American culture, examining race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and political culture in a historical, intellectual, and social context. In addition to required courses and a...
As an American studies concentrator, you take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at American culture, examining race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and political culture in a historical, intellectual, and social context. In addition to required courses and a...