The American Studies Certificate Program will continue its relationship with the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College and  will sponsor 4 GC students to attend the Futures Institute this summer.

Participation in the Futures institute is an important part of the Certificate Program’s commitment to providing opportunities for intellectual community and professionalization.  Now in its twentieth year, the Futures of American Studies Institute is designed to provide a shared space of critical inquiry that brings the participants’ work-in-progress to the attention of a network of influential scholars. In essence, the Futures Institute offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to present their work to some of the leading American Studies scholars, as well as interact with advanced students from leading doctoral programs across the country.  The faculty participants in this summer’s institute include: Donald E. Pease, Colleen Boggs, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Winfried Fluck, Donatella Izzo, Cindi Katz, Eng-Beng Lim,  Eric W. Lott, Jonathan Arac, Branka Arsić, Anthony Barrymore Bogues, Hamilton Carroll, Russ Castronovo, James E. Dobson, David L. Eng, David Golumbia, Christian Haines, Ronald Trent Judy, Liam Kennedy, Lisa Lowe, Dana Luciano, Annie McClanahan, Timothy Melley, Dana Nelson, John Carlos Rowe, Hortense J. Spillers, Susan Strehle, Patricia R. Stuelke, Cary Wolfe, and Lynda M. Zwinger (University of Arizona)

The theme of this year’s Futures seminar is “Questions Worth Asking,” and for more information about the seminar and its resident faculty please see:[]

 In order to apply for one of these fellowships (which will cover registration, housing, roundtrip transportation by the Dartmouth Coach to and from NYC, and tuition), students must be Level III by the end of this semester and be a member of American Studies Certificate Program.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4th​.

 In order to apply please send (as one pdf attachment):  1) a brief description of your current project (no more than 300 words),  2) a current CV, and 3) a writing sample (10-15 pages). Please email this packet to with “FAS Application” in the subject heading.

Please direct any questions you have about the application or about the Futures Institute to

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