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We understand "American Studies" as an interdisciplinary research and teaching project open to a wide range of topics and approaches. More specifically, American Studies at the University of Potsdam is grounded in literary and cultural studies approaches and guided by a decolonial/postcolonial orientation. Our focal areas include: African American studies, Indigenous studies, Mobility studies, Caribbean, Atlantic, and transpacific studies, American Territorialities, Security Narratives, and Utopian studies.

The "American Studies" section is also part of the Master's Program "Anglophone Modernities" and the Graduate School "Minor Cosmopolitanisms".

In addition, American Studies at the University of Potsdam hosts the podcast Talking American Studies, which features American studies scholars sharing their latest research and discussing their work. Available via spotify, itunes, twitter & facebook.