American Studies at Leipzig defines scholarship as the pursuit and creation of new knowledge. Scholarship and its dissemination in the classroom and in the community represents the core of the university mission.

American Studies at Leipzig pursues the scholarly mission as a team effort involving faculty, staff, and students. This integrated team effort is the heart of the liberal arts education mission. Forms of scholarship range from the BA Thesis to the German “Second PhD” (the Habilitation) to the papers and publications by faculty members.

The importance of students for scholarship is underscored in this section by highlighting the variety of Students Theses and Student Conferences at American Studies Leipzig along with the Institute’s recent Publications, ongoing Research Projects, and organized Conferences.

We are especially proud in Leipzig of how we integrate the classroom, research, and engaging other cultures into what we call “The Living Classroom”, or the pursuit of new knowledge and understanding through Study Tours to the United States.