Post-Graduate Data

American Studies

The concentration in American Studies seeks to understand American society and cultures as emerging from historical and contemporary processes at work in local, national, and global contexts. Concentrators study four broad themes: social structure and the practices of identity, space and place, production and consumption of culture, and science, technology, and everyday life. The concentration is predicated on the ideal of scholarly engagement with the public, so students take junior seminars that engage some aspect of the public humanities such as public policy, memorialization, community studies or civic engagement. Study abroad is supported and encouraged.

Interested students may contact the director of undergraduate studies.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • A Life After School Coordinator, New Urban Arts



  • Analyst, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, LP
  • Communications Trainee, Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) New York
  • Content Writer - The Gamer, Valnet
  • Executive Assistant, Programming & Development, Walt Disney Television
  • Generalist, D. E. Shaw Group
  • Grants Coordinator, Houston Arts Alliance
  • Interpretive Guide, 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Junior Strategist, The Taboo Group
  • Legislative Aide, State of Hawaii
  • Operations Coordinator, Elementary & Middle School Division, International Academic Competitions
  • Organizing Intern, SEIU District 1199
  • Social Media Fellow, Insider Inc.
  • Swim Coach, Berkeley Aquatic Club
  • Teacher, Kieve-Wavus Education



  • Admissions Counselor, Bentley University
  • ESL Social Studies and Technology Teacher, Newcomer Program
  • Field Marketing Specialist, Cloud, MongoDB



  • Associate Media Planner, Digitas LBi
  • Associate in Integrated Production, Future Leaders Program, Digitas LBi
  • Campaign Coordinator / Associate Media Buyer, Unified
  • Creative Outreach, Interlude
  • Dallas-Fort Worth 2016-2017 Cohort Member, Urban Teachers
  • Field Organizer, North Carolina Democratic Party
  • Freelance Actor, Self-employed
  • Reporting Intern, Bloomberg News
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
  • Traveler Support Associate, Grand Circle Corporation


  • Fulbright Scholarship



  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBI
  • Fall Analyst, AGC Partners
  • Mailroom Floater, William Morris Endeavor (WME)
  • Media Strategist, DigitasLBI
  • Professional Football Player, Panasonic Impulse
  • Teaching Assistant, Telluride Association



  • Assistant Project Manager, Sciame Construction
  • Business Analyst, Cartesian
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps - Providence City Arts for Youth
  • Douglas County Museum Education Coordinator, AmeriCorps
  • High School Coordinator, Breakthrough NY
  • Mailroom, ICM Partner
  • Marketing/Sales/Product Development, Kodable
  • Middle School Science Teacher, Teach for America
  • Teacher, Fort Worth Teaching Fellows
  • Teacher, Great Oaks Charter School

Graduate School

  • New York University School of Law, JD
  • University of California-Los Angeles, MSW, Social Welfare



  • Account Manager, Edelman
  • Assistant Digital Planner, Optimedia USA
  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBi
  • Customer Service,
  • External Affairs Intern, Guggenheim Museium
  • Marketing Manager, Wholeshare
  • Project Coordinator, Scratch, Division of Viacom Media Networks
  • Research Intern, Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Trial Preparation Assistant, Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MA, Urban Education Policy
  • Brown University, MAT, Education - Social Studies



  • Account Coordinator, Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc.
  • Content Research Intern, Perfect Sense Digital
  • Cook, Schooner Mary Day
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps - East Bay Community Action Program
  • Corps Member, Teach for America
  • Editorial Intern,
  • Interim Development Associate, New Urban Arts
  • Legal Researcher and Administrator, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Web Developer, Etsy