- 2000-2007 (Creation)
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The Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) represents the largest collection of U.S.-focused scholars in Canada, as well as the greatest concentration of U.S. expertise in Canada’s history. With over 66 faculty affiliates, we have an unprecedented strength in U.S. expertise and in American Studies, both institutionally and nationally. CSUS and American Studies bridge the social sciences and the humanities in three major areas of activity: undergraduate teaching, research, and programming for the University community and beyond.
Housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs, CSUS was established in 1999 to build and promote the University’s resources in American Studies and U.S.-focused research and teaching. Our vision is to build on its position as the nation’s premier site of interdisciplinary U.S.-focused research, teaching, and public programming. We bridge the social sciences and the humanities in our work, as well as collaborate closely with scholars in law, business, and public policy. In addition to bridging the social sciences and the humanities, we balance a focus on the U.S. as an object of study with transnational, comparative, and international approaches.
In addition to its vibrant interdisciplinary undergraduate program in American Studies, the Centre boasts many exciting activities such as our graduate student research colloquium; scholarly research talks by academics from all over the world (including our F. Ross Johnson/Connaught Distinguished Speaker Series); the F. Ross Johnson/Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies, who spends three weeks on campus and teaches an intensive ‘sprint’ course each year; internships and fellowships; and at least one annual conference. Our undergraduate students also produce a journal of undergraduate research, published annually. For more information about these activities, please navigate the menu bars to your left.
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