Research in the department of History and American studies has an internationally recognised reputation. Our team of academics are all active researchers who make media appearances, write books and publish articles that contribute to academic debate and enhance the learning experience of all American Studies students.


Donald Trump, Presidential Politics and the Legacy of Obama

This symposium poses challenging questions regarding the current trajectory of American power, by addressing but also transcending the personality politics associated with the rise of Trump and Obama.

Find out more about the symposium


BAAS Annual Conference 2017

The 62nd Annual British Association for American Studies conference will take place 6-8 April, 2017, at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Find out more about the BAAS conference here


Elite Power Investigation Centre

Dr. Mark Ledwidge, Senior Lecturer in American Studies, is one of the founders of the Elite Power Investigation Centre (EPIC).

Find out more about EPIC


The Brenchley Project

Find out more about Brenchley who fell inside an active volcano, was shot in the neck with an arrow and dressed as a miner to avoid attack in the Wild West.

Find out more about our active involvement with the Brenchley project

Our Team

Our dynamic academic team are all passionate about their work. They research and write books and articles on a regular basis ensuring students benefit from exposure to cutting-edge thought and opinion. 

Meet the American Studies team

MA by Research in American Studies

The Masters by Research in American Studies provides the opportunity to undertake a personalised programme of study in a structured and supportive environment.

We now offer an MA by Research in American Studies


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