Q&A: Hendrik Hartog and Anne Cheng: Looking for America

January 10, 2017


Looking for America. Images from the U.S. National Archives.

A faculty task force has proposed a makeover of American studies that would transform the University’s oldest certificate program into the Collaborative Center for the Study of America. It would have dedicated faculty and an undergraduate major and would assemble working groups in a research hub called the Collaboratory. A statement by President Eisgruber ’83 and Dean of the College Jill Dolan endorsed most of the recommendations while noting that fundraising would be needed for many of them. PAW spoke in December with professors Anne Cheng and Hendrik Hartog, the co-chairs of the task force about the proposed changes to American studies. Read more at Princeton Alumni Weekly.