American Studies at the University of Kent

Student experience

Our diverse academic community helps you make the most of the exceptional resources on campus and in the historic city of Canterbury. Our campus includes cafés, a cinema and an art gallery.

Research community

We are a diverse group of scholars whose research explores the US experience and Latin-American history, culture and politics in innovative, ground-breaking ways.

American flag, with edges torn by the wind, flies behind a barbed wire fence

Histories of complicity

Dr Will Norman asks why complicity prompts private crises rather than collective action

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