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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
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Minor in Comparative and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CCRES)
Asian American Studies Initiative
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The American Studies Prize
The New Jersey Folk Festival
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
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Chinese 165
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Cognitive Science 185
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Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
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Dance 203, 206
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Digital Filmmaking 211
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
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Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
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Finance 390
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Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
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Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
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Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 595
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Organizational Leadership 713
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Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Science, Technology, and Society 880
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
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Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2015–2017 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses American Studies 050  

American Studies 050

Department of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Allan Punzalan Isaac


Angus Kress Gillespie, B.A., Yale; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Louis Masur, B.A., Buffalo; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Michael Aaron Rockland, B.A., CUNY (Hunter College); M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Associate Professors:

Leslie E. Fishbein, B.A., CUNY (Hunter College); Ph.D., Harvard

Nicole Fleetwood, B.Phil., Miami (Ohio); Ph.D., Stanford

Allan Punzalan Isaac, B.A., Williams College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Assistant Professors:

Jefferson Decker, B.A., Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Sylvia Chan-Malik, B.A., California (Berkeley); M.F.A., Mills; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Andrew Urban, B.A., Middlebury; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota


Matthew Ferguson, B.A., M.C.R.P., Rutgers

Rick H. Lee, English, Ph.D., Rutgers

Elizabeth Reeves Lindh, B.Arch., Cornell; M.Arch., New Jersey Institute of Technology

Christopher Rzigalinski, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Affiliate Faculty: 

Mia Bay, History, Ph.D., Yale

Ulla Berg, Anthropology and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Ph.D., New York

Dorothy Sue Cobble, Labor Studies, Ph.D., Stanford

Brad Evans, English, Ph.D., Chicago

Ann Fabian, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Judy Gerson, Sociology, Ph.D., Cornell

Christopher Iannini, Ph.D., CUNY (Graduate Center)

Gregory Jackson, English, Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

T.J. Jackson Lears, History, Ph.D., Yale

Jan Lewis, History (Newark), Ph.D., Michigan

Kathy Lopez, History and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Ph.D., Michigan

Ruth Mandel, Eagleton Institute, Ph.D., Connecticut

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Comparative Literature and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Meredith McGill, English, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Albert Nigrin, B.A., M.A., M.F.A., Rutgers

Frank Popper, Urban Studies, Ph.D., Harvard

Louisa Schein, Anthropology, Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Jeffrey Shandler, Jewish Studies, Ph.D., Columbia

Karen R. Stubaus, B.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Cheryl Wall, English, Ph.D., Harvard

Carla Yanni, Art History, Ph.D., Pennsylvania

The Department of American Studies at Rutgers features a group of distinguished scholars who are dedicated teachers. American studies is the interdisciplinary study of American cultures, and the extensive and wide-ranging publications of department members illustrate the richness of the field. Our diverse faculty research and teach in literature and history; folklore and popular culture; race and ethnic studies; law and politics; and gender and sexuality studies. From native wampum belts to rock 'n' roll, from urban fashion to 9/11 memorials, American studies examines a range of materials to emphasize integrated approaches to the study of American history and culture.

Our faculty is dedicated to helping students learn to write well, to speak articulately, and to think analytically and creatively. These are skills necessary for success in any field. We are a small department, and we give students a great deal of individual attention. We try to maintain a small-college atmosphere within our enormous state university.

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