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

Oct 16 – Chinese Academic Education 🗓

Wang Ying (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) Oct 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 noon, 00 030 SR04 (BKM)   Dr. Ying WANG is a Research Fellow, Associate Professor and Master’s Supervisor at the Institute of Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her...

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