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 28 – Urban Ecologies 🗓

Prof. Alan Lessoff (Illinois State University) June 28, 2018, 6–8 p.m. (c.t.), Philosophicum I, P 15   In recent years, an environmental perspective on urban history has been transforming both urban and environmental history, by emphasizing the city as an especially...

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