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Postgraduate Research in American Studies

American Studies MA, MRes and PhD students.

In addition to our new BA programme, Northumbria is also dedicated to creating a strong postgraduate profile at PhD level and on MA and MRes courses, where there are ample opportunities to pursue US interests.

Our American Studies MA, MRes and PhD students are studying a diverse range of topics. Please click on the students links below for more information on our current students and further details on their research. 

Jonathan Coburn (PhD)
Women's experience in anti-war movements, 1960-2008

Brian Langley (PhD)
Dissent and Discontent in the Confederate South, 1861-1865

Tony McKenna (PHD)
A comparative history of the cultural output of the CPUSA and CPGB.

Allan Symons (PHD)
'I Dug on your Grave the Best Part of Last Night': Murder and Male Control in Early Appalachian Folk and Southern Blues Music

Megan Hunt (PHD)
'Southern by the Grace of God': The Menace of Southern Religion in Hollywood Cinema'

Jude Riley (PHD)
'Idiot-brained South': Intellectual Disability, Eugenics and Southern Identity in Southern Modernism


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History and American Studies Blog

A blog on all manner of research, publications, lectures, conferences, symposia, and more from Northumbria University's History and American Studies programmes.

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