Graduate School of North American Studies

Social SciencesEconomics and businessSociologyPolitical scienceHumanitiesHistory and archaeologyLanguages and literature

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 eight research areas:

1.    American Conceptions of Democracy between Canonization and Crisis

2.    Race, Gender and Class as Competing Elements of North American Ideals of Democratization

3.    Multi-Polarization of American Politics

4.    Aesthetics of Democracy

5.    Publics and Counterpublics

6.    Economic and Financial Crises

7.    Democracy and Inequality

8.    Globalization, Democracy and (the End of?) American Hegemony

The Graduate School offers up to four doctoral stipends per year. The curriculum consists of interdisciplinary seminars, courses on disciplinary research methods, and classes on teaching and management skills.

Prof. Dr Frank Kelleter Dr David Bosold Freie Universität Berlin programme analysing polarisation globalisation

American Studies, Area Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, American Literature, American Culture, American History

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Frank Kelleter
Coordinator: Dr. David Bosold
FU Berlin
Graduate School of North American Studies
Lansstraße 5-9
14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 83852865
Deadlines: January 31st, each year
Places: 10
Scholarships: up to 4 per year