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COFFEE CHAT: Patricia Sawin

September 21, 2022

  This week we’re chatting with Patricia Sawin, Chair of the Department of American Studies, specializing in the everyday stories that people tell to make sense of their experiences and to share a little of themselves in an engaging way . Read … Continued

Celebrating AMST Seniors, Ellie Little

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has resulted in major shifts within all of our lives, unfortunately including the delay of graduation celebrations and ceremonies for college seniors. While we may not be able to celebrate in person, our “Celebrating AMST Seniors” series … Continued

Celebrating UNC Folklore’s 80th Birthday

April 3, 2020

On Friday, April 5, 1940, the University of North Carolina published a catalogue advertising for the first time the existence of the Curriculum in Folklore and the possibility of earning an MA in folklore. Folklorist and professor of Spanish linguistics … Continued

UNC American Studies Reader

April 1, 2020

Many of us are sharing the universal reality that involves being affected, on some level, by COVID-19 and the measures put in place to mitigate its spread. We have seen across social media and our own networks different book lists … Continued


March 6, 2020

Want to learn more about the faculty, students, and staff that make up the Department of American Studies? Follow along with our new AMST/FOLK Coffee Chat series where we ask our community about new research, old hobbies, and everything in … Continued