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Interesting research created by our American Studies students:


Meet a student researcher:

Benefits for American Studies students:

  • Work with a faculty member
  • Experience hands-on research
  • Reinforce classroom learning
  • Prepare for work or graduate school
  • Travel to national conferences
  • Receive grant funding
  • Publish independent research
    • Neighborhood University Initiative: A Strategy for Redevelopment of West Baltimore.

    Simran Noor. UMBC Review vol.10.

    • Economic Exclusivity alongside Racial Diversity in a 1960's Planned City: Columbia, Maryland.

    Nancy Tewell. UMBC Review vol.10.

So, what are you doing next summer?

Meet Trevor Blank ’05 American Studies

Trevor Banks

Trevor is the author of seven books, including: The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013); Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State (History Press, 2014); and Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World (Utah State University Press, 2009).


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American Studies

For more information:
Janet McGlynn at or 410-455-5754