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.
Join the American Studies Summer School 2021! The Civil Rights Movement, Southern Literature, and Southern Food & Music Experience a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity focusing on the American South. The Obama Institute offers this three-week...read more
Nov. 26, 2020 – 16.15 - 18.00 – BigBlueButtonhttps://bbb.rlp.net/b/pli-bby-4tg-fr3 Come join us online for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear from the Obama Institute's Executive Board members about the OI's activities and current research and...read more
Nov 14-21 + Nov 19: On-demand Film Screening + Talk and Q&A with filmmaker Yehuda Sharim (UC Merced) 🗓
Watch Songs That Never End (2019) on-demandNov. 14-21 (register on eventbrite) Talk with filmmaker Yehuda SharimNov. 19, 6 pm CET (on BigBlueButton) The Obama Institute is hosting a week-long on-demand film screening (Nov 14-21,...read more
On Nov 11 the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on its Direct Exchange programs. Please join us on BigBlueButton for more information about the exciting exchange opportunities! Nov 11, 6-7 p.m. Universities Group A (https://bbb.rlp.net/b/mee-xih-fuc-v4k) Nov 11,...read more
"We & We: Cinema of Two" Oct. 22, 7pm, BigBlueButton https://bbb.rlp.net/b/pli-yvk-y8a-lot We would very much like to invite you to the virtual guest lecture by Prof. Yehuda Sharim (UC Merced). Prof. Sharim is an accomplished scholar, a professor in film and...read more
Job Posting: Student Assistant (6h/w) for the DFG Research Training Group “Life Sciences – Life Writing” 🗓
Literary and Cultural Studies meet Life Sciences – Join the team! The interdisciplinary DFG-funded research training group "Life Sciences – Life Writing" is looking for a student (3rd semester or higher) to assist and support the team 6 hours/week at the Unimedizin...read more