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.

The Department of American & Canadian Studies at Nottingham is delighted that 96% of its research activity was assessed as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' according to the results of the REF2021 (Research Excellence Framework).

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Our research specialisms

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Centre for U.S. in the World Studies

American foreign relations, politics and culture

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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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Department of American and Canadian Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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