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Established in 1945 as a doctoral program in “American Civilization", we are the oldest interdisciplinary academic unit at Brown and the third oldest American Studies program in the country. We now offer two undergraduate concentrations and three graduate degrees, working principally in three areas: American StudiesEthnic Studies, and Public Humanities. Renowned for our transnational approach, for our innovative research on race and ethnicity, and for our critically and publicly engaged scholarship and courses, we also maintain a broad and comprehensive strength across all fields and specializations.