Our team of scholars maintain close links with a number of US research institutions, and includes several alumni of the Fulbright programme. The University's Templeman Library features impressive collections on slavery, Native American culture, and photography/visual materials, as well as an extensive archive of historical newspapers.
We also host two academic journals, Transmotion, edited by Professor David Stirrup and dedicated to the study of Native and First Nation writing, and The European Journal of American Culture, edited by Dr John Wills, an interdisciplinary platform for the study of America and American culture.
In recent years our research has been supported by funding from a range of areas including the:
- Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Leverhulme Trust
- Wellcome Trust
- Fulbright Commission
- Terra Foundation for American Art.