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
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-29097
Closing Conference of the DFG-funded research network “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” (DFG # BA 3567/4-1)
June 21-23, 2018, Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
Conference organizers: Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Obama Institute) and Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl (U Regensburg)
“The Post-Obama Ethos: The Transnational U.S. in the Aftermath of Hope” International Interdisciplinary Symposium Symposium Sponsors: Obama Institute & Georgia State University Host Institution: Georgia State University March 22 – 23, 2018 CfP Post...read more
Workshop in cooperation with Columbia University
Jan 12-14, Alte Mensa
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American Studies Summer School 2018
Dec 20, 2-4 p.m., Fakultätssaal (Philosophicum)
Dec 4, 5 & 7 – Lectures by Dorota Filipczak (ERASMUS exchange lecturer from the University of Łódź) 🗓
Series of lectures
by ERASMUS exchange lecturer Dorota Filipczak (University of Łódź)
Lecture by Prof. Donald E. Pease
Dec 5, 10-12 a.m., P 6 (Philosophicum)
Lecture by Jerry Ellis, Obama Prize, Hans Galinsky Prize
Nov 23, P 5 (Philosophicum)
Jerry Ellis: “The Trail Leads Home”
Obama Dissertation Prize
Hans Galinsky Memorial Prize
Oct 26-28 – From Abolition to Black Lives Matter: Past and Present Forms of Transnational Black Resistance 🗓
Oct 26-28, Fakultätssaal (Philosophicum)
Dorothy Randall Tsuruta (Chair of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, USA)
Charmaine Nelson (Professor of Art History, Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University, USA)
Vincent Carretta (Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, University of Maryland, USA)