Provides $7000 to a student pursuing a summer research project at the nonprofit Jay Heritage Center (JHC), located on the former Westchester estate of jurist, statesman, peacemaker, anti-slavery advocate, Chief Justice of the United States and two-time Governor of New York, John Jay.



Join Prof. Maura Spiegel in conversation with Ian Fritz, an Airborne Cryptologic Linguist in the United States Air Force before he enrolled at Columbia University and later become a physician.

Join us on Thursday February 29th at The Center for American Studies.

Hamilton Hall 319. 5-6PM.


Join us for our New Books Series event honoring Samson Occom: Radical Hospitality in the Native Northeast by Ryan Carr.

Center for American Studies & New-York Historical Society Paid Internship.

NEW Application deadline: 01/16/2024


Join us on Wednesday November 29th at The Center for American Studies.

Hamilton Hall 319. 6-7 PM



The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) hosted the inaugural Margaret Nolan O’Neill Fellowship Presentation, featuring this year’s first O’Neill Fellow, Fenway Donegan, Class of 2025.

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How sexist is Hollywood? Check out Geena Davis's Spreadsheet in the New York Times. Our Director Hilary Hallett contributed to this great article.

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Prof. Chris Wiggins and Prof. Matthew L. Jones on their new book: How Data Happened. 

Prof. Cathleen Price talking about the influence of race and poverty in the American system of confronting the challenge of crime.

In conversation with David Nasaw

Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:30 pm
Kelly Skylight Room @ CUNY Graduate Center
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Center for American Studies Open House

Tuesday February 28th 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Hamilton Hall Room 319

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A talk by Elisa Tamarkin 
Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Wednesday Feb 1, 2023 - Philosophy 302 @ 5:30 PM

American Studies' Salon Talk with Prof. John McWhorter
Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature.

Wednesday October 12th, 2022 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Hamilton Hall Room 703

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Presented by The Center for American Studies and the Film and Media Studies Program at the School of the Arts.

Lecture by Terri Francis, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach, University of Miami.

Response by Professor Racquel Gates, Film and Media Studies, School of the Arts, Columbia University.

Arts and Sciences Committee on Equity and Diversity 
Department of History 
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
Institute for Research in African-American Studies

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