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American Culture

Recent News

Melissa Borja and Lisa Nakamura, quoted on Bustle!

"We Need To Talk About “Asian” Spaces Online & In Media – And Their Inclusivity," by: STEFFI CAO

AC Chair/Professor, Alex Stern, quoted in The Washington Post!

"Clarence Thomas tried to link abortion to eugenics. Seven historians told The Post he’s wrong." By Eli Rosenberg


University Origins

The Department of American Culture acknowledges the university’s origins in a land grant from the Anishinaabeg (including Odawa, Ojibwe, and Boodewadomi) and Wyandot, and we further acknowledge that our university stands, like almost all property in the United States, on lands obtained, generally in unconscionable ways, from indigenous peoples. Knowing where we are changes neither the past nor the present. However, through scholarship and pedagogy we work to create a future in which the past is thoroughly understood and the present supports human flourishing and justice while enacting an ethic of care and compassion.


We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, American Culture needs you—because the world needs Victors.