The AMST@IUPUI aligns faculty mentors with research centers and external partners. Because students enter the Ph.D. program through a specific track or project, graduate faculty and dissertation committees will be unique to each student and potentially pull faculty from different schools at IUPUI.

For more information about the schools that compise IUPUI, please see academics@IUPUI. For a guide to faculty in the School of Liberal Arts, including a way to search academic interests, please see the faculty directory.  

Below are examples of graduate faculty or doctoral tracks within the American Studies program.

Jason Kelly, director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) and Associate Professor of History, has created a track in American Studies program that aligns with a new initiative in the IAHI called Cultural Ecologies. For more information about this project and the first cohort of doctoral students working within it, please see:

Chancellor's Professor of English, Jonathan Eller is the director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. In collaboration with the School of LIberal Arts and the American Studies program, Professor Eller developed a track in the AMST Ph.D. program to develop, currate, and preserve the life and work of Ray Bradbury. This track explores the ability of a modest-size humanties-based research center to cultivate financial and cultural viability. For more information about the center please click on the photo of Ray below:

Karen Dace, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has sponsored a doctoral student in American Studies to help develop campus conversations about the culture of IUPUI's community and the way higher education, more generally, addresses issues diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information about the mission of this office and IUPUI's larger commitment to its diverse community please click the image below: