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CSUS DIRECTOR (to June 30, 2018)

CSUS Director Prof. Robert Vipond’s office hours during the winter semester are Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. He can be reached at any time at: His office is in Room 326N North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place.


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Co-Vice-Presidents: Helen Hayes ( and Aisha Assan-Lebbe (
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Media Coordinator: Rachel Wong (
Secretary: Olivia Hilborn (


Major in American Studies (Arts program)

Completion Requirements: As of 2017-2018 Academic Year

7.0 full courses or equivalent (FCEs), specified as follows:

  1. 1.0 FCE from the 200-level gateway courses in English (ENG250Y1), History (HIS271Y1), Geography (GGR240H1 AND GGR254H1), or Political Science (POL203Y1).
    2. USA200H1 and USA300H1 (total of 1.0 FCE).
    3. 1.0 FCE each from at least three disciplinary/thematic clusters, categorized as follows (total of 3.0 FCEs): a) Politics and Economics b) Society (Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Geography) c) Culture (Cinema Studies, English, Music, Religion) d) History
    4. 0.5 FCE in Breadth Requirement Category 5: The Physical or Mathematical Universe, or another half course (0.5 FCE) approved by the CSUS Program Director, to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning competency requirement of the program.
    5. Additional eligible courses from the Recommended Courses listed below (after the Core Courses), to a total of 7.0 FCEs, including requirement #4 above.
    6. At least 2.0 FCEs of the student’s 7.0 FCEs must be at the 300-level or above.
    7. At least 1.5 FCEs of the student’s program must be in American Studies (USA prefix courses), at the 300- or 400-level.

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:
Students are encouraged to take any pre-requisites for the 200-level gateway course required, and/or enroll directly in USA200H1 as a first year student. Of the required second-year disciplinary survey courses, only one–POL203Y1–has a pre-requisite; students interested in politics, therefore, should take one full POL course, a prerequisite for POL203Y1. Other recommended courses at the first year level include: HIS106Y1 Natives, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804.

Second Year:
USA200H1 Introduction to American Studies HIS271Y1 History of the United States since 1607 (or) ENG250Y1 American Literature (or) GGR240H1 AND GGR254H1 Historical Geography of North America / Geography USA (or) POL203Y1 U.S. Government and Politics

Second, Third, and Fourth Years:
USA300H1, plus other eligible courses, to a total of 7.0 FCEs. At least 2.0 of these courses must be at the 300-level or above. At least 1.5 of these courses must be in American Studies (USA prefix courses) at the 300- or 400-level. Courses must be chosen in a way that satisfies the disciplinary/thematic variety described above, plus 0.5 FCE in Breadth Requirement Category 5, or another half course approved by the CSUS Program Director, to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning competency requirement of the program.

NOTE: Other 300+ series courses with 50% or more American content may be allowed; students should seek early approval of program credit for such courses from the CSUS Director.



(4 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 300+ series course in at least two disciplines)

Second year:
1. 1.0 FCE of the following 200-level gateway survey courses in English (ENG250Y1), History (HIS271Y1), Geography (GGR240H1 and GGR254H1), or Political Science (POL203Y1).

Third year:
2. Students must take USA300H1 (0.5 FCE).

Second, third, and fourth years:
3. 2.5 courses from the eligible courses listed below to total 4.0 FCEs.

NOTE: Other 300+ series courses with American content may be allowed; students should seek early approval of program credit for such courses from the CSUS Director.


For a detailed list of courses please consult the links above. 


core courses


For additional information on the American Studies courses, please contact our Program Coordinator, Rakhi Dewan, at:

FALL 2017

USA200H1F: Introduction to American Studies; Instructor: A. Rahr; Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 60
Students in this course will examine the politics, history, and culture of the United States through a selection of “keywords” from the field of American Studies (i.e. nation, frontier, race, gender, memorials, etc.). Through a critical analysis of primary readings from American Studies scholars, as well as other academic and contemporary writing, we will interrogate and problematize the keywords in question. A central focus of our analysis will be the social, cultural, and political contexts surrounding our keywords, as well as their representation in mediated texts. The instructor will also provide a material “object of the week” which functions as a fun and engaging entry point into the issues and debates related to the week’s topic. The object and its significance will be discussed and debated by the students in conjunction with the instructor.
USA200H1F Syllabus

Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

USA310H1F / HIS378H1F: Approaches to American Studies: America in the 1960s; Instructor: M. Savage; Fridays 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Enrollment Cap: 40 spots – History / 30 spots – American Studies (Total = 70)
A survey of one of the most turbulent decades in American history. Examines the political, social, economic, and cultural revolutions that transformed the face of America.
USA310H1F Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two half courses (1.0 FCE) from the American Studies list or USA300H1
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations

USA311H1F: Approaches to American Studies: Globalization & Economic Development in the USA; Instructor: S. Breznitz
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm;
Enrollment Cap: 45
This seminar challenges you to open your mind and ask crucial questions regarding economic development on the regional, state, and federal levels in today’s global economy. Students will acquire improved understanding and critical insight about different perspectives of economic development and the interpretation of economic development problems. The course will also examine national and international trends, including issues of competitiveness, technological change, and globalization that influence regional and local economic development. Ongoing concerns of job creation, quality of jobs, and equity in economic development will also be relevant to our discussion.
USA311H1F Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two half courses (1.0 FCE) from the American Studies list of eligible courses or USA300H1.
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations

USA312H1F: Approaches to American Studies: Man of the People: Populism and Demagoguery in the Age of Trump; Instructor: A. Rahr; Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 45
Both The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have called Donald Trump a populist, while The Economist and Barack Obama have similarly deemed the president a demagogue.  But what do these terms mean—in both the American present and the American past? This class will examine the figure of the demagogue and the ideology of populism, considering how appeals to ‘the people’ mobilize rage and resentment in American politics. We will examine the historical and contemporary texts of these movements and leaders—both left and right—from Alexander Hamilton’s fears of demagoguery to Occupy Wall Street to Donald Trump’s speeches and tweets. Along the way we will interrogate the techniques which pit the common American against putatively corrupt institutions and privileged elites.
USA312H1F Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two half courses (1.0 FCE) from the American Studies list of eligible courses or USA300H1.
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

USA400H1F / HIS404H1F Topics in American Studies: Choosing War: U.S. Experiences; Instructor: R. Pruessen; Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 9 spots – History / 9 spots – American Studies (total 18)

The United States has gone to war regularly over the past two centuries and this course will consider how decisions to do so have changed — or not changed — over time. Key case studies will include the War of 1812, the Mexican War (1846-48), the Spanish-American-Cuban War (1898), World War I (1917-18), World War II (1941-45), the Korean War (1950-53), Vietnam (1954-73), and Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 21st century.
USA400H1F Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two courses from the American Studies list
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations

USA494H1F / USA 494Y1 – Independent Studies 

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: None



USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies; Instructor: A. Rahr; Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Tutorials 2-3 pm and 3-4 pm; Enrollment Cap: 60
This course, required for majors and minors, but open to all who have met the prerequisites, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. Students will be introduced to some of the many ‘theories and methods’ that have animated the field of American Studies, including historical methods; formal analysis of visual and literary texts; and key concepts, such as commodity chain analysis; ‘race,’ ‘commodity,’ ‘gender,’ ‘diaspora,’ and ‘affect.’
USA300H1S Syllabus

Prerequisite: HIS271Y1/​ENG250Y1/​POL203Y1/​GGR240H1/​GGR254H1
Exclusion: USA300Y1
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations

USA401H1S: Topics in American Studies: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination in America; Instructor: R. Levine
Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm;
Enrollment Cap: 20

How do stereotypes shape American views of minorities, especially African-Americans? Why did those stereotypes form? How extensively do they persist? To answer these questions, this interdisciplinary seminar will read from popular writing that influenced American perceptions of minorities, from the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to one of the most commonly assigned books in American schools today, To Kill a Mockingbird. We will evaluate work from public policy and economics that explores why white and non-white Americans learned and lived separately for much of the 20th century, and conclude with recent work in psychology and political science that seeks to understand ethnocentrism and prejudice. Required assignments include a test, a reflective response paper, and an analysis of recent public opinion data.
USA401H1S Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two courses from the American Studies list
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations

USA402H1S: Topics in American Studies: Finding Shelter: Reading Refuge in American Literature and History; Instructor: A. Rahr
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm;
Enrollment Cap: 20

From the days of the Puritans—America’s idealized ur-refugees—the republic has understood itself as a place of asylum. This class will consider the texts and history of refuge, asking what it means to designate certain populations as radically vulnerable, and to represent America as a perpetual zone of safety. We will consider diverse manifestations of American asylum from the Underground Railroad to the National Park Service to contemporary sanctuary cities for undocumented people to #DataRefuge—a project to download and preserve federal climate data initiated after Donald Trump’s election. Throughout the course we will examine the ideological stakes of American sanctuary, asking what constitutes threat, and who is deemed deserving of shelter.
USA402H1S Syllabus

Prerequisite: At least two courses from the American Studies list
Distribution Requirements: Humanities, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

USA494H1S – Independent Studies

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: None



USA403H1F: Topics in American Studies: American Tragedy: Guns & Mass Shootings in US History; Instructor: J. Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 25

Columbine. Newtown. Aurora. Virginia Tech. San Bernardino. Orlando. Las Vegas. Parkland...Recent American history is filled with examples of deadly mass shootings.  How and why do these shootings seem to happen with such frequency?  What can be done to stop them?  And how do these tragedies redefine American identity and culture?  In this course, we’ll examine case studies of deadly mass shootings, the history of the gun control and gun rights debates, the American love affair with firearms, and the most promising policy ideas (from inside and outside of the US) aimed at preventing and eliminating mass shootings altogether. My goal is for you to leave this course armed with a critical understanding of the causes and consequences of mass shootings in the United States.

Prerequisite: At least two courses from the American Studies list
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science

USA494H1F/S – Independent Studies / USA495Y1 – Independent Studies

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Social Science
Breadth Requirement: None


Recommended courses

Updated March 2018 (TO INCLUDE 2018/19 COURSES)

From the Faculty of Arts and Science website: 

American Studies

  • USA200H1 Introduction to American Studies
  • USA300H1 Theories and Methods in American Studies (formerly USA300Y1)
  • USA310H1 Approaches to American Studies
  • USA311H1 Approaches to American Studies
  • USA312H1 Approaches to American Studies
  • USA313H1 Approaches to American Studies
  • USA400H1 Topics in American Studies
  • USA401H1 Topics in American Studies
  • USA402H1 Topics in American Studies
  • USA403H1 Topics in American Studies
  • USA494H1 Independent Studies
  • USA495Y1 Independent Studies

Cinema Studies

  • CIN211H1 Science Fiction Film
  • CIN230H1 The Business of Film
  • CIN270Y1 American Popular Film Since 1970
  • CIN310Y1 Avant-Garde and Experimental Film
  • CIN334H1 The Origins of the Animation Industry, 1900-1950: A Technosocial History (formerly INI383H1)
  • CIN335H1 American Animation after 1950 (for 2018/2019)
  • CIN374Y1 American Filmmaking in the Studio Era
  • CIN490Y1 Independent Studies in Cinema
  • CIN491H1 Independent Studies in Cinema
  • CIN492H1 Independent Studies in Cinema


  • ECO306H1 American Economic History


  • ENG250Y1 American Literature
  • ENG254Y1 Indigenous Literatures of North America
  • ENG360H1 Early American Literature
  • ENG363Y1 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • ENG364Y1 Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • ENG365H1 Contemporary American Fiction
  • ENG368H1 Asian North American Literature (formally ENG268H1)
  • ENG434H1 Advanced Studies: American and Transnational Literatures
  • ENG435H1 Advanced Studies: American and Transnational Literatures
  • ENG438H1 Advanced Studies Seminar: American and Transnational Literature


  • GGR240H1 Geographies of Colonialism in North America
  • GGR254H1 Geography USA
  • GGR336H1 Urban Historical Geography of North America
  • GGR339H1 Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes
  • GGR359H: Comparative Urban Policy
  • GGR458H:  Advanced Topics in (or Special Topics in) Urban Geography: Urban Growth and Decline


  • HIS106Y1 Natives, Settlers and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492-1804
  • HIS202H1 Gender, Race and Science
  • HIS221H1 African American History to 1865 (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS222H1 African American History from 1865 to the Present (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS271Y1 American History Since 1607
  • HIS300H1 Energy and Environment in North American History
  • HIS310H1 Histories of North American Consumer Culture
  • HIS343H1 History of Modern Espionage
  • HIS345H1 History and Film (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS365H1 History of the Great Lakes Region
  • HIS366H1 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1815 to the Present
  • HIS369H1 Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes from 1500 to 1830
  • HIS374H1 American Consumerism – The Beginnings
  • HIS375H1 Politics and Protest in Postwar North America
  • HIS376H1 The United States: Now and Then
  • HIS377H1 20th-Century American Foreign Relations (formerly HIS377Y1)
  • HIS378H1 America in the 1960s
  • HIS379H1 Vietnam at War
  • HIS389H1 Topics in History
  • HIS389Y1 Topics in History
  • HIS400H1 The American War in Vietnam
  • HIS401Y1 History of the Cold War (formerly HIS401H1)
  • HIS404H1 Topics in U.S. History
  • HIS411H1 Great Trials in History (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS463H1 Cloth in American History to 1865
  • HIS464H1 Religion and Violence in Comparative Perspective (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS465Y1 Gender and International Relations (for 2018/2019)
  • HIS473Y1 The United States and Asia since 1945 (formerly HIS473H1)
  • HIS479H1 US Foreign Policy Since World War II (formerly HIS479Y1)
  • HIS484H1 The Car in North American History (formerly HIS484Y1)
  • HIS487H1 Animal and Human Rights in Anglo-American Culture
  • HIS497H1 Animal Politics and Science (for 2018/2019)

Indigenous Studies (formerly Aboriginal Studies)

  • INS302H1 Aboriginal Representation in the Mass Media and Society
  • INS341H1 North American Indigenous Theatre


  • MUS306H1 Popular Music in North America

Political Science

  • POL203Y1 U.S. Government and Politics
  • POL300H1 Topics in Comparative Politics
  • POL326Y1 United States Foreign Policy
  • POL404Y1 Public, Private and the Liberal State
  • POL433H1 Topics in United States Government and Politics
  • POL464H1 Urban Policy and Policymaking


  • RLG315H1 Rites of Passage



frequently asked questions

How do I declare my major in American Studies? Enrolment is done through ROSI. You must have successfully completed four full-course equivalents but need no minimum GPA. Instructions are given in the Registration Handbook and Timetable.

May the courses I have taken for a major in another program count toward my major in American Studies? The rule is that students doing two majors must have 12 separate courses to qualify for both majors, meaning that some double counting is possible, but usually amounting to only one or two courses. See the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar for details.

Is it possible to double count American Studies Credits with other Majors/Minors? The policy of the Faculty of Arts and Science is as follows: “Two major programs, which must include 12 different courses OR One major and two minor programs, which must include 12 different courses” A limited amount of double counting is sometimes allowed. CSUS only has jurisdiction over the USA courses, students must check with the department responsible for the course for permission to double count.

Do I need to meet all the prerequisites? Students are required to have completed HIS271 or POL203 or ENG250 or GGR240H1/GGR254H1 before enrolling in USA300. However, on a case by case basis, students have been allowed to take the prerequisite concurrently with USA300 or to substitute other courses with similar content to the prerequisites. The decision is made by the Director of CSUS. If a student has taken more than one of the pre-requisites, all can be counted towards the degree.

Do I need to meet the breadth requirement? Students are required to meet a breadth requirement for a major/minor in American Studies of at least 3 disciplines, meaning course work in history, political science, english, for example. While a broader course of study is preferable, USA designated courses can be counted as a separate discipline if needed to meet the requirement.

Are there any approved courses not on the list? The list of approved courses in the calendar is not exhaustive. Departments offer many half courses, “Topics in...”, that can change from year to year and are therefore not included on the list. Students interested in having a course approved for American Studies credit should contact the program. The criteria for approval is at least 50% American content. Students should submit syllabi by email to to initiate the approval process.

internships and awards

CSUS either sponsors, or collaborates with other organizations, on several internships and awards each year. These opportunities are available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or faculty.

I. Internships for students:

U.S. Consulate, Toronto

The American Consulate General in Toronto, Canada offers internship positions for students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada, in the Political/Economic and Consular Sections three times per year (during the Fall, Winter-Spring, and Summer sessions). Students chosen for the program are required to participate as an intern for at least 10 weeks on a full-time basis. The positions within this program are voluntary, without salary or benefits. The Intern Program gives students valuable work experience in a challenging foreign affairs arena. For further information, please visit their website at:, or you may contact Human Resources by email at:, or by mail: 360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4. The internships are run through the US Consulate; CSUS plays no role in the selection of interns.

U.S. Mission, Canada
Public Affairs Section (Toronto) *UNPAID INTERNSHIP* 

Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of International Relations, Communications, Political Science or Public Administration, as well as related disciplines. For additional details on how to apply to this internship, please see this page.

Canadian Embassy Internship Program, Washington, DC

The Embassy offers several unpaid, full-time internship possibilities in Public Affairs: Academic Relations, Culture, Press/Media, and Information Services. There are frequently positions available in Trade, Environment, Energy and Congressional Relations. Deadlines are three times throughout the year, in relationship to academic terms. This internship is administered by the Canadian Embassy; CSUS has no formal relationship. More information is available here:

Consulate General of Canada, New York City

This is a paid internship available only to students who are enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Toronto at the time of application. In the past this internship has been in the Political/Economic Relations and Public Affairs section. Interested students make an application to the Centre for the Study of the United States by the announced deadline. We then make a decision to forward two names to the Consulate General in NY; and then, the Consulate General will select the final recipient(s). This is a two-stage process and in the second stage nominees from the University of Toronto compete against candidates from other Canadian universities. ***Due to broad strategic operations reviews at all Canadian consulates, they are currently not sure which shape, if any, their internship programs will be taking in the coming year.***

II. Awards for students:

Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Canadians

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive award that helps support Canadian undergraduates who wish to pursue an exchange at a university in the United States for one semester or a full academic year. The deadline for 2014-15 is January 30, 2014. For more information please see: If you are interested in applying to this award please contact the Centre for International Experience at the University of Toronto:

Canada-US Fulbright Traditional Fellowship Program

Funded by Canada and the US; deadline November 15. Grants of four to nine months to Canadian students who wish to study in the US. (U.S. citizens are not eligible). Please note that this award is available for all sorts of study, including both graduate work (in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences) and in the professional fields (law, medicine, business, public policy.) Also please note that the student aspect of the Fulbright is available to advanced undergraduates seeking to enter a graduate program in the U.S., to current MA students who are applying to PhD and professional degree programs; and to current PhD students seeking a year in the US as part of their dissertation research. If you have further interest in the program, please consult the website here: . Also, please feel free to make an appointment with the CSUS Director to discuss the program in more detail (or simply email with a specific question) by contacting the CSUS Program Coordinator at

Associates of the University of Toronto Award for the Study of the United States

Administered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and open to both undergraduates and graduate students. For graduate students the usual deadline is March 15. For undergraduate students this award is made on the basis of need and merit as an in-course award. Undergrads must be enrolled in the American Studies Program and be in their 3rd or 4th year. Amount: $2000 for undergrads; $3000 for grad students. For further information about this award, see:

Graduate Research Grants in American Studies and/or the Study of the United States

The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition for Graduate Research Grants:

Eligibility and Terms: The Graduate Research Grant competition is open to University of Toronto graduate students who have matriculated into a Ph.D. program for support of research (including preliminary research) undertaken for the dissertation. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Two grants will be awarded in the amount of $1500 each. The awards are to be used primarily for research travel and/or for presentations at major academic conferences. Funds may not be used to pay for normal living expenses or computers. Recipients will be expected to present an aspect of their research in the CSUS Graduate Student Workshop in the 2017-2018 academic year. Awards will be announced within two weeks of the application deadline, and the grants will be available within three weeks thereafter.

Applications must include: 1. Summary sheet stating the applicant’s name, address, phone, and e-mail; department; year entering department; proposed dissertation title; the name of faculty committee members (and their departments), if relevant; and proposed use of funds; 2. A one-page (single-spaced) summary of the research project, which also explains its relationship to either the interdisciplinary field of American Studies and/or to the study of the United States, whether interdisciplinary or not, if not self-evident; 3. A curriculum vita; 4. A detailed budget describing how the research funds would be spent.

Submission of Application: Emailed applications will be accepted as a single PDF file sent to the CSUS Director at, with a cc sent to the Program Coordinator at

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within six weeks. For additional information, please contact the CSUS Program Coordinator at

III. Awards for Faculty to go to the United States:

Fulbright Scholar and Chairs Program

Available to Canadian scholars and senior professionals (who are not US citizens) who want to lecture and/or do research in the US during the following academic year. Competition opens in May of each year, and the deadline is Nov. 15th of each year. For further information about this award, please see their website here:

undergraduate journal of american studies

CALL FOR Editors for the 2017-18 Journal

The Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) Undergraduate Journal of American Studies is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Co-Editors-in-Chief: There are two positions available for Editor-in-Chief. Applicants who are interested in this position should be in their 3rd or 4th year of their undergraduate studies in either the Major or Minor in American Studies program. The duties for this position include organizing and communicating with the writers and assistant editors, soliciting, and selecting the academic papers for publication, proficient at copy editing, and administrative tasks such as arranging and coordinating with the American Studies department to design and produce the journal.

Assistant Editors: Applicants for the position of Assistant Editor may be in second, third, or fourth year level in any discipline. Duties for this position include soliciting submissions, meeting and working with the editorial board to select submissions, as well as working closely with contributors on editing and finalizing the selected submissions.

All positions will run from February 2018 to September 2018. The journal goes to design and print in Summer 2018, with a launch in the early Fall 2018.


Email the CSUS Bissell-Heyd Lecturer, Alexandra Rahr, by TUESDAY, MARCH 6 at with a brief description of your academic interests and co-curricular activities, why you would make a good addition to the American Studies journal team, and which position you’re applying for.

Click here to view the 2016-17 Journal.

Click here to view the 2015-16 Journal.

Click here to view the 2014-15 Journal.

Click here to view the 2013-14 Journal.

Click here to view the 2012-13 Journal.

Click here to view the 2011-12 Journal.

Click here to view the 2010-11 Journal.

Click here to view the 2009-10 Journal.

life after graduation

INTERNSHip opportunity for Recent graduates

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme runs an internship for recent graduates at Queen’s Park, Toronto. The internship lasts 10 months, from 1st September – 30th June each year, and is a paid stipend, as it is an academic programme, and as such is classed as a scholarship bursary. Interns travel to the US each year to compare the two systems (Canadian and US) and gain a greater overview of world politics, but is based more at a state / province level. More information can be found at

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