CSUS Affiliated Faculty Jooyoung Lee on CBC: What’s behind Toronto’s surge in gun violence?

July 3, 2018

Jooyoung Lee (CSUS affiliated faculty and U of T sociology professor) talks with CBC news about the importance of addressing root causes and improving core conditions that drive youth into gangs, drug culture and violence, in response to Toronto’s recent...

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CSUS welcomes New Director, Professor Nicholas Sammond

June 28, 2018

The Centre for the Study of the United States is delighted to welcome Professor Nicholas Sammond as the new Director of CSUS, for a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

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Former New York Times Editor, Sam Tanenhaus, to teach “Trump and the Media” this Fall in CSUS’ American Studies Program

June 13, 2018

A warm welcome to Sam Tanenhaus, visiting professor at St. Michael’s College & former New York Times editor. CSUS is honoured and excited that Professor Tanenhaus will be teaching his course “Trump and the Media” as part of our American...

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CSUS Affiliate Ron Pruessen for LSE: On the Long Historic Roots of America’s Problems

April 3, 2018

“In allowing ourselves to focus on Trump’s excesses, we ignore the long historic roots of America’s problems” by Ron Pruessen, recently posted on the London School of Economics (LSE) US Centre blog.

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Going Nuclear: A Symposium on American Nuclear Politics, April12

March 20, 2018

At the heart of American nuclear power lies a paradox: Although the United States participated in and propelled a nuclear arms race, no other country has expended more resources in seeking to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Why did...

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CSUS Director Rob Vipond recipient of 2018 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award, U of T

March 15, 2018

Each year the University of Toronto community presents the prestigious Awards of Excellence to outstanding faculty, staff and students who exemplify a commitment to high achievements and to enhancing the University experience for their peers. This year, the Goel Award...

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“We Shouldn’t Make Any More Of Them”: Intermediality, American Series Media, and Comet Productions (1946 – 1947)

February 8, 2018

In 1946, Mary Pickford and her husband Charles “Buddy” Rogers released a film based on the popular newspaper comic strip Little Iodine through their B-film production company, Comet Productions. A failed attempt at establishing a popular film series, the production...

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American Studies Students Discuss Civil Rights in the Trump Era with ACLU President

January 15, 2018

by Samantha Odrowaz-Sekely Students enrolled in the American Studies program at the University of Toronto recently received the unique opportunity to partake in a private question-and-answer session with Susan Herman, the incumbent president of the American Civil Liberties Union and...

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September 18, 2017

CSUS funds a number of graduate students from our member departments, either to undertake research directly tied to their PhD dissertation or to travel to conferences to disseminate the findings of that research.

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September 18, 2017

The Bissell-Heyd Faculty Fellowship was established in 2016, as a way to advance the research of assistant or associate professors at the University of Toronto whose scholarly work focuses on the United States.

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