Why I Chose AMST

Student Projects

Kevin McPherson: I’m interested in Native American studies and specifically thought systems of indigenous populations. I like to probe questions  where  two intellectual systems rub against each other. Recently, I’ve been looking at how Native American thought and modern scientific thought on the origins of humans compare and contrast.

"My American Studies Major has provided me with skills that will benefit me in any future career:  critical thinking, the ability to understand the relationship between various important disciplines and the ability to work in a classroom with students of various backgrounds and interdisciplinary academic interests.  My major was something I highlighted in my interview for Teach for America, and when I work in one of their classrooms next year, I have no doubt that my major will provide me with the skills necessary to succeed as a teacher, leader and co-worker.”

-Campbell Lunsford, American Studies 2016