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

Nov 29 & Jan 17 – Student Conference Workshops 🗓

Nov 29, 2023 & Jan 17, 2024 – 16.15-17.45 – Student Conference Workshops – P6 (Philosophicum) To all advanced Bachelor's and Master's students who are interested in learning how to write and present a conference paper: Please join us for one or both of the student...

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