Welcome to American Studies at Leipzig

Area Expertise. Transcultural Literacy. International Skills. Community Dialog.

America, in its geographic contextWe practice American Studies as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge that examines the literature, culture, history, society, and politics of the United States, including its global contexts and entanglements. In our work, we pursue four interrelated goals:
to encourage knowledge about a critical area of the world and its history
to explore transatlantic cultural differences to help students understand the dynamics of American culture
to empower students to acquire essential international skills for today’s globalizing employment markets
to engage the broader community in dialog about the many facets of American life.

We are delighted that you are visiting our website to learn a bit more about what makes our program so unique. And please feel free to contact us with your questions.


Contact Information

Institute for American Studies
University of Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Fon: +49 (341) 97 37 330
Fax: +49 (341) 97 37 339
E-mail: americanstudies@uni-leipzig.de


Secretariat Office Hours

Until further notice Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am - 12 pm and by appointment.
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Contact Individual Faculty and Staff

For individual faculty members, please click here.
For individual staff members, please click here.


How to find us

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Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ, Beethovenstraße 15), Haus 3, 5th Floor