The United States Studies Centre coordinates the American Studies program for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. American Studies is an interdisciplinary major incorporating units of study from the United States Studies Centre and from the departments of Government and International Relations, History, English and Gender and Cultural Studies.
The American Studies program draws on the combined expertise of the United States Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to offer Australia’s broadest range of undergraduate units focused on the United States, which enables you to develop a critical, multi-faceted understanding of the United States and its global influence.
The Centre also offers a fourth-year honours program.
American Studies coordinator
Dr Aaron Nyerges is the Academic Director and a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the United States Studies Centre. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Sydney and a BA in Creative Writing from the State University of New York. His work focuses on the relationship between literature, media, and geography. His research appears in Textual Practice, Sound Studies, The Australasian Journal of American Studies, and The Journal of Popular Culture, as well as in numerous edited collections.