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Graduate School Language & Literature: Class of Culture and History. American History – History of the Americas

The doctoral program at the Amerika-Institut offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to study major issues in the history, culture, media, politics, and society of the United States, Canada as well as the Americas, including the Caribbean. It seeks to frame the American continents beyond their colonial and nation-state boundaries by situating them as a region of global interdependencies. Candidates may choose to analyze aspects from the social, cultural, economic and intellectual history of the Americas, as well as foreign and domestic policy issues or ethnological questions. They might also concentrate on historically prominent issues such as immigration, multiculturalism, urbanization, gender relations, and constructions of race. The program is systematically structured and research-oriented, offering doctoral candidates the opportunity to present and discuss their individual research projects in seminars, conferences, and workshops with guest professors. The program offers an ideal environment for doctoral candidates since it provides access to a network of internationally renowned scholars, and is embedded in LMU Munich's outstanding institutional and research-driven infrastructure.