The American Studies Program is interdisciplinary, drawing on faculty from across a wide range of academic departments including: Anthropology, Art History, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, History, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre. Robert Bednar, PhD is the Chair of the program.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Specialty: Visual Culture • Visual Communication • Cultural Studies of Mass Media & Everyday Life • Public Memory • Trauma Studies • Automobility • Affect Theory • Material Culture • Tourism • Landscape & Built Environment • Design & Culture • Film Theory/Practice • Environmental Studies • American Studies • Contemporary U.S. Cultural History