students in central campus

American Studies

  1. Ayala

    Yesenia Ayala Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University

    May 06, 2021
    The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society.
  2. A silhouetted figure in front of stained glass

    The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

    Apr 08, 2021
    Join the religious studies, music, and American studies departments for a viewing and panel discussion of PBS’s new documentary, The Black Church hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  3. Allie Pearce '20

    Rediscovered: A Love for Literature and the Spanish Language

    Mar 19, 2021
    Thanks to the convergence of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM within American studies, a student expanded her views of herself and her future
  4. Professor Tammy Nyden (center) listens to two students during class

    Behind the Scenes of a Specially Designed Course

    Apr 06, 2020
    You probably know from experience that when you have a teacher who’s excited about teaching, the class is energized. Special topics courses give professors that chance to re-energize. Now multiply that energy level by 3.
  5. About a dozen students and instructor listen to another student presenting informally in their classroom

    Students Learn Strategies and Tactics for Making a Difference

    Apr 03, 2020
    You care about the world and you want to make a difference. Can you do that in a class?
  6. Randye Jones, Burling Library

    Book Talk on "So You Want to Sing Spirituals" by Randye Jones, Burling Library

    Nov 18, 2019
    4:15-5:15 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Burling First Floor Lounge
  7. Author of "American Sutra" to Discuss Book

    Nov 13, 2019
    When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
  8. Allie Pearce ’20

    Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

    Jun 28, 2019
    How American Studies can change your perspective and enhance your flexibility
  9. Steven Duong

    In Pursuit of Poetry

    May 20, 2019

    Steven Duong ’19 began writing poetry seriously as a second-year student at Grinnell. Fast-forward to his senior year, and he is preparing to pursue poetry writing during…

  10. Scholar to Discuss Women’s Response to White Supremacy, Fascism

    Apr 01, 2019
    Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

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