The American Studies Certificate Program will continue its relationship with the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, and that we will be able to 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-second 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 doctoral programs across the country.  The faculty participants in this summer’s institute include: Donald E. Pease, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Cindi Katz, Eng-Beng Lim,  Eric W. Lott, Lawrence La Fountain Stokes, Israel Reyes, Karen Jaime, Ricardo Montez, Tavia Nyong’o, Jack Halberstam, Saidiya Hartman, Kyla Wazna Tompkins, Hortense Spillers, Jennifer Stoever, Alexandra Vazquez, Emily Lordi, Sonya Posmentier, Yogita Goyal, Donatella Izzo, Anthony Barrymore Bogues, N. Bruce Duthu, Paige McGinley, Kevin Quashie, and Robert Patterson.

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 April 15, 2019​.

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 Duncan Faherty ( or Eric Lott (