The Department of American Studies at the University at Buffalo offers interdisciplinary M.A. and Ph.D. degrees based on rigorous, socially engaged scholarship. We take a hemispheric approach to the Americas, examining local cultures, nations, and regions within geopolitical contexts. Building on our traditional strengths in American Indian studies, critical race theory, feminism, class analysis, and community engagement, the department encourages scholarly investigations into history, politics, visual cultures, literary and oral cultures, environmental and agricultural practices, religions, gender, sexualities, kinship systems, geography, and economics.
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