Welcome to the Obama Institute
for Transnational American Studies!

The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz offers a dynamic and wide-ranging program in both research and teaching for all students interested in topics related to the Americas in a global context.

With a special focus on interculturality, transnationalism, and interdisciplinarity, our expertise lies in the fields of Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing/Life Sciences, Political & Intellectual History, Film & Media Studies, Religion and American Culture, and Materiality.


Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 20
55128 Mainz
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-29097

June 27-28 – Workshop: Migration and Consumption 🗓

Migration and Consumption Workshop Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies CRC 1482 Studies in Human Differentiation June 27-28, 2024 CRC Conference Room Hegelstr. 59 Download the complete program here. This workshop will bring together leading scholars in...

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Jan 26 – Phd/Postdoc Book Launch 🗓

Jan 26, 2024 – 17.00-19.00 – PhD/Postdoc Book Launch – Fakultätssaal (Philosophicum, 01-185) Join us in celebrating...the most recent publications, dissertations, and more by young scholars from the Obama Institute: Bassimir, Anja-Maria. Evangelical News. Politics,...

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