From module choices, to staff support, to spending a year abroad, past and current students share their experiences of American and Canadian Studies.
Liberty Jones – fourth-year BA American and Canadian Studies (Study Abroad)
I love the course so much because it's everything that I enjoy. And it’s so current as well. You’re doing something that’s happening as you’re studying it.
Carys Hughes, PhD American Studies
The breadth and depth of the module opportunities and the world-leading expertise of staff members has provided me with a well-rounded knowledge and experience of my field.
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Maxwell A. Ayamba, PhD Black Studies
My research builds on the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan and the Julian Glover Review attempt to promote access to the countryside for everyone, especially Black and Minority Ethnic Communities.
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Caitlin Davies, MRes American Studies
With the help of my supportive supervision team, I have received regular feedback, pastoral support, and encouragement to grow as a writer.
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Omara Dyer-Johnson, PhD Black Studies
My research focuses on Afrofuturism, an aesthetic influenced by science-fiction and fantasy. I am currently looking at the way Afrofuturists conceptualise black identity in comics and graphic novels.
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Aodhbha Bassani – Postgraduate law conversion
BA American and Canadian Studies (Study Abroad) graduate, 2020
I had never ever planned to do law! After I wrote my dissertation, I really wanted to be in a job that could help asylum seekers and refugees, particularly women and children.
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Elliot Haines – Head of SEO at Hallam
BA Film and Television Studies and American Studies graduate, 2016
I saw 'Film and Television Studies' as part of a joint honours degree and thought it sounded quite interesting. I looked at all the modules and thought 'I could easily pick three years of fun, interesting modules from this'.
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Natalie Shortall – Constituency Caseworker for Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
BA American and Canadian Studies (Study Abroad) graduate, 2018
That ability to form your own path, so you don’t have to home in on your main interests too soon, was really important. You got to explore so many different options.
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