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 19 – Film Screening _Bisbee ’17_ πŸ—“

Screening of Bisbee ’17 (2018) Introduction by the Film’s Historical Adviser:Katherine Benton-Cohen (Georgetown University) June 19, 2024, 6:00pm, N2, Muschel (Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 23) FREE ADMISSION The Obama Institute cordially invites everyone to a screening...

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