Fulbright Senior Teaching Fellowship to Hungary

Fulbright Senior Teaching Fellowship to Hungary

Professor Meléndez will be in residence at Esterházy Károly College in Eger from August through December, 2014. In Hungary, Meléndez will teach, lecture and continue his research on how notions of legitimacy and illegitimacy for Latinos are transferred to general audiences through film.

2014-2015 American Studies Lecture Series

2014-2015 American Studies Lecture Series

The American Studies Lecture series is organized by department faculty. The series of of lectures consists of visiting scholars that give talks on their new and ongoing work.

Emily Cammack Researches Social and Environmental Justice in Cuba

Emily Cammack Researches Social and Environmental Justice in Cuba

American Studies graduate student Emily Cammack traveled to Cuba and met with members of Proyecto Espiral, a grassroots community group whose volunteer members work to develop ecological, social, and cultural sustainability within the city.

Indigenous Liberation and the Grounds of Decolonization

Indigenous Liberation and the Grounds of Decolonization

This one-day symposium honored the life and work of John Redhouse by gathering activists and scholars engaged in Indigenous rights and environmental and social justice organizing in Indian Country and beyond.

Learn More About Our Graduate Program

Learn More About Our Graduate Program

Our graduate program gives students the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to their specific areas of interest, and receive training in a broad range of historical, literary, visual, and ethnographic theory and methods.

NM Musical Heritage Program

NM Musical Heritage Program

The New Mexico Musical Heritage Project is a unique studio and classroom environment where students learn both the art of playing and the craft of making violins. The shop acts within New Mexico's rich cultural and historical contexts.

Professor David Correia Speaks on Police Violence in Albuquerque

Professor David Correia Speaks on Police Violence in Albuquerque

Community leaders came together to create Protect and Serve ABQ, designed as a collaborative effort of local community-based organizations who shared a desire to end police violence in Albuquerque. Prof. David Correia spoke at the TEDxABQSalon event.

Department of American Studies

Humanities

The Department of American Studies was the first Department to offer the PhD at the University of New Mexico. The Department promotes critically-engaged innovative academic research and teaching, and is a vital center for recruitment of diverse undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

American Studies is a formal academic discipline that began more than seventy years ago as the United States was undergoing a series of crises over the meaning of the nation. Then, as now, American Studies has posed critical questions to Americans about the meaning of the United States in a global society. UNM's program, one of the first four American Studies programs in the nation, remains a dynamic place of critical inquiry, as well as a leading resource for scholarly explorations of the Southwest and New Mexico in particular.

Foremost, among the American Studies Department’s many areas of distinction in research and teaching are:

  1. Transnationalism, Globalization, and Colonialism
  2. Critical Regionalism and Southwest Studies
  3. Critical Race and Class Studies
  4. Environment, Science and Technology Studies
  5. Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
  6. Comparative Cultural and Popular Culture Studies.

Students have the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to their specific areas of interest, and receive training in a broad range of historical, literary, visual, and ethnographic theory and methods.

photo credit: Tom Brahl (UNM Image Gallery)

                                         
Department of American Studies

MSC 03 2110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
425

Phone: (505) 277-3929
Fax: (505) 277-1208