The doctoral program at the Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) offers close individual supervision and excellent theoretical and methodological training in the fields of American Literature and Culture, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics. Interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives are particularly welcome.
The School's program is dedicated to the comprehensive study of the United States and Canada. The program focuses on nine research areas:
- American Exceptionalism and the Rhetoric of Crisis
- Nation, Ethnicity, Diaspora, Borderlands
- The Polarization of American Politics
- Values in Conflict: Religion, Community, Identity
- Art, Aesthetics and American Culture
- Publics and Counterpublics
- Economic and Financial Crises
- Democracy and Inequality
- Globalization and (the End of) the American Century
The Graduate School offers up to 10 doctoral stipends per year. The curriculum consists of interdisciplinary seminars, courses on disciplinary research methods, and classes on teaching and management skills.
Prof. Dr Ulla Haselstein Dr David Bosold Freie Universität Berlin programme analysing polarisation globalisation
American Studies, Area Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, American Literature, American Culture, American History
Graduate School of North American Studies