American Studies at the University of Kent

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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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