American Literature and Culture

The American Studies section has an interdisciplinary research focus on identity politics, new ethnicities, and mobility studies. Primarily research is conducted in the field of cultural studies and ethnic literatures. The department has launched the International Postgraduate Forum for American Studies and hosts the online journal FIAR (Forum for Inter-American Research). It is involved in both British American and Inter-American Studies. Teaching and research develop within a critical approach to American Studies that emphasizes transnational and inter-American aspects in close collaboration with the transnational projects of the history and sociology departments at Bielefeld University.

The American Studies section hosts FIAR (Forum for Inter-American Research), an online journal and exchange forum open to interdisciplinary research with a special emphasis on postgraduate work within American and Inter-American Studies.