Welcome

Our courses use interdisciplinary approaches to develop students’ understanding of the complexity of culture(s) usually labeled “American.”

Created in 1942, the American Studies Program at Williams College is one of the oldest American Studies programs in the country. Our courses use interdisciplinary approaches to develop students’ understanding of the complexity of culture(s) usually labeled “American.” Examining history, literature and other forms of expressions, we explore the processes of cultural definition as contested by diverse individuals and groups. We ask new questions about aspects of American life long taken for granted; we also take American culture as a site for testing classic and contemporary theories about how cultures work.

NEASA Spring Colloquium

The spring colloquium committee has been organizing this year’s colloquium which will address the realities of and strategies for the job market and professional development. Please use the following link if you plan to attend the colloquium at http://american-studies.williams.edu/files/ProfessionalRealitiesInsideandOutsidetheAcademy.pdf.