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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 is dedicated to recognizing and congratulating seniors graduating with majors in American Studies for their accomplishes and sharing what they appreciated about the major during their time at UNC.

Q: What are your majors and minors?

A: Media & Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and American Studies.

Q: What has been your favorite course or professor in American Studies?

A: I honestly can’t choose! But my favorite TA was Katelyn Campbell.

Q: What has been your favorite book and/or reading from an American Studies course?

A: Savage Anxieties by Robert A. Williams, Jr.

Q: What has been your favorite book and/or reading from an American Studies course?

A: Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

Q: What do you wish people knew about American Studies?

A: That you can really learn anything you want to about America in-depth. It’s not just history!

Q: How has studying American Studies affected your understanding of life in America, or what has your biggest takeaway from your time in American Studies been?

A: American Studies helped me realize that so many factors have contributed to where we are as a nation today – that learning about your home can be the most eye-opening experience.

Q: How do you hope to apply your studies in American Studies professionally?

A: I want Americans to know more about the study of their culture and want to combine my degrees to help express American culture and society.

Q: Why should students pursue a major or minor in American Studies?

A: It’s a great way to get involved in a niche department and feel a little less lost in UNC-Chapel Hill’s large campus.

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