UNC-Chapel Hill Announces American Studies PhD Program
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Posted by: Patricia Sawin
The Department of American Studies at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill proudly announces a new graduate program. We now offer a doctoral program in
American Studies, which joins the long-standing MA program in Folklore.
In addition to a core strength in
American cultural history and literature, our department features signature
strengths in American Indian Studies, Southern Studies, International and Comparative
American Studies, Folklore, and Digital Humanities. Our sixteen faculty members teach and work in an array
of fields including American intellectual, social, and cultural history,
foodways, material culture, popular and folk music, literary and film
criticism, American religions, American Indian expressive culture, art and
visual culture, vernacular architecture, popular culture, new media and public
engagement, and culturally informed public policy.
Our graduate programs are
designed for depth and breadth in American Studies and Folklore, and they
competitively position our graduates for careers in a rapidly changing world of
scholarly opportunities. Our emphasis is on the centrality of the
interdisciplinary humanities for all aspects of intellectual and professional
UNC’s American Studies graduate program is described in
detail on our website,
PhD students will prepare specializations in one major and
one minor area. Folklorists please
note that students may choose Folklore as either a major or minor area.
We are accepting applications for fall 2013. Please address questions to Professor
Bernard Herman, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or to co-Directors of Graduate Studies Patricia Sawin, email@example.com, and Joy Kasson, firstname.lastname@example.org.