American Studies

Welcome to the Wellesley College Program in
American Studies.

American Studies is based on the belief that more than one disciplinary approach is needed in order to grasp the full complexity of American culture and society. It thus seeks an interdisciplinary understanding of the American nation, its internal diversity and conflicts, and its place in the world. Since its establishment in the early twentieth century, American Studies has changed significantly. Its approaches now range from the traditional disciplines of literature, history, art history, sociology, religion, and music to the newer methodologies offered by film studies, queer studies, African-American and Asian-American studies. The field accordingly examines a broad and increasingly eclectic range of American cultural and social phenomena.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of American Studies
Pendleton East
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
 

Yoon Sun Lee
Program Director
ylee@wellesley.edu

Tel: 781.283.2561