Welcome to American Studies at Keele

Keele pioneered the development of American Studies in Great Britain as an Honours degree subject, and we have gone on to earn an outstanding national and international reputation. Keele American Studies  is consistently ranked in the top ten American Studies programmes in the UK by the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide.

We offer a wide range of teaching in American literature, history, politics, and popular culture, including film, and in many ways this reflects the core of Keele's educational philosophy – that areas of knowledge are interdependent and that different disciplines illuminate each other.

In American Studies we place a high priority of pastoral care, and offer a supportive environment as well as a challenging academic experience.

And so, on behalf of my colleagues in American Studies, I invite you to consider our different programmes. Please do not hesitate to contact us, or better still, visit us on campus. We’ll be delighted to see or hear from you.

Dr Jonathon Shears, Director of Programmes.