The Department of American Studies has well-established links with American universities across the United States.The Department’s research interests cover the core disciplines of American Studies: literature, history and politics. Our research was ranked 3A in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise
The Department is the leading centre for American Studies in Wales.
Our Video and DVD Library has over 1,000 videos including major cinema releases and documentaries. The documentaries are on film, film makers, and other aspects of American culture and society. There are also specialist collections of major cinema releases about Vietnam and American crime.
The University library is one of the Department's most important resources. American Studies holdings are particularly strong in such areas as American involvement in South-East Asia, American Presidency, Native American History, Literature & Culture, The American West, Modernism & Postmodernism, international drug control, and popular culture between the wars.The Department subscribes to a significant number of appropriate journals and periodicals.