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American studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides opportunities for students to study American culture, society, identity, and politics by combining coursework in a wide variety of disciplines into a single major.

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Made in Church Hill
A semester-long collaboration between Church Hill Academy, UR, and VCU Arts culminated in an exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center on the personal stories of longtime Church Hill residents. Around 350 people came to the opening on Jan. 22.
  • New Play Premieres

    REMNANTS, co-written and co-directed by Dr. Patricia Herrera, recently premiered as part of the Theatre and Dance department's mainstage season. Style Weekly previewed the show.

  • New Maurantonio Article

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio recently published "Remembering Rodney King: Myth, Racial Reconciliation, and Civil Rights History" in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

History Harvest“We thought the exhibition was the culmination, but we realized it’s just the launching point.” —Theatre and dance professor Patricia Herrera about Made in Church Hill, opening at The Valentine on Jan. 22, featuring interviews and photographs produced by UR, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Church Hill Activities and Tutoring students.
  • Browder Named University Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Laura Browder was named a 2014 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator

Department News

"Made in Church Hill," a multimedia exhibition that tells the story of the Church Hill neighborhood, opened at the Valentine Museum on January 22. The exhibition was developed collaboratively by students from UR, VCU, and Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT).

Digital America, an online journal on digital culture and American life, recently released their new issue.

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Mailing address:
American Studies Program
Carole Weinstein International Center, Room 306
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 484-1471
Fax: (804) 484-1577

Program coordinator: Nicole Sackley
Administrative Coordinator: Nancy Propst