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Graduate Education Committee

The association shall have as one of its standing committees the Committee on Graduate Education. The Committee on Graduate Education shall have as its function to keep the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current issues affecting graduate education in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and other interdisciplinary graduate-level instruction; to act as a liaison between the association and national organizations concerning graduate education in the field, such as, but not limited to, the National Research Council; to act as a liaison among association standing committees on issues concerning graduate education; and shall have responsibility for special tasks involving the association’s institutional members that have Ph.D. and M.A. degree granting programs concerning graduate education. The Committee on Graduate Education shall be composed of six members of the association named by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council, following an open call to the membership for self-nominations and suggestions. Each of these six members shall serve three year, non-renewable staggered terms. They shall all hold appointments in an American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or our other interdisciplinary departments or programs which offer the Ph.D. or M.A. degree, and at least half of the members of the committee shall be current or former Directors of Graduate Studies at their respective institutions. The chair of the Committee on Graduate Education shall be named from the committee’s membership by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council and shall serve a single term not to exceed three years. Ex-officio members may be appointed from time to time to assist in the work of the standing committee.


Chair: Ben Chappell, University of Kansas (2016)
Lisa A. Guerrero, Washington State University (2017)
Kristen Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2016)
Michael Innis-Jiménez, University of Alabama (2018)
Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego (2017)
Patricia Sawin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2018)
Councilor: Christina Hanhardt, ex officio, University of Maryland, College Park (2017)

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ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Fellowship Details

Stipend:  $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2015, depending on the position
Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open on January 14, 2015. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
Application deadline: March 17, 2015, 6 pm EDT
Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2015.

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FAQS: Applying to American Studies Graduate Programs

  • How should I prepare for graduate work in American Studies?
  • What is the best American Studies graduate program for me?
  • Do I need a Masters degree in American Studies before applying to a doctoral program?
  • What makes an effective personal statement?
  • What kind of writing sample should I submit?
  • Who should write my letters of recommendation?
  • How important are the GRE scores?
  • What kind of jobs do graduate students in American Studies get after graduation?



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