Prof. to speak on Black print culture and democracyAt this year’s Invitational Lecture for the Society for the Humanities, “Defining Democracy: How Black Print Culture Shaped America, Then and Now,” associate professor of literatures in English Derrick Spires will counter the racist notion that little to no Black print culture existed before the Civil War.
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Student Spotlight: Michelle Fleurantin '17
An American Studies and Sociology double major, Michelle Fleurantin says Professor Sabine Haenni "was one of the most significant influencers of my Cornell education. Before taking her Introduction to American Studies course, I struggled to find a major that encapsulated my academic interests. She showed me how American Studies would provide me with an interdisciplinary education that would change my world view and prepare me to be a well-rounded problem-solver."
Click here to read more about Michelle, and explore the links below for more profiles of recent American Studies majors.
“Being an American Studies major has made me a much better student and a much better citizen.”
— Caroline Russ, Class of 2014