Department of American and Canadian Studies

Research - American and Canadian Studies

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We are the largest American and Canadian Studies department in Europe and pursue an ambitious research strategy in the field of North American literature, history, culture and politics.

We are ranked 3rd among 23 departments for our research into Area Studies (REF2021). Our multidisciplinary research has also developed solutions to address some of the most complex challenges of our time. Our Impact Case Studies, which describe partnerships with businesses, charities, and other academic partners from around the world, have been assessed as having outstanding or very considerable impact96% of the Department’s research activity was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its impact. 

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Our research specialisms.

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Find an expert.

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Our research programmes.


The impact of our School's research

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Hungry for Words

Using language to explore eating disorders in men

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Contested heritage

Art, empire and monuments

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Viva Cuba!

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See more examples of the impact of our research


Find out more about research ethics

Department of American and Canadian Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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