No Longer Just ‘Hyphenated’: The New ‘American’ Conversation
As we approach 2020, our sense of what it is to be an “American” is unraveling. Both in the U.S. and abroad, the contours of “American-ness” are under question. This interdisciplinary, collaborative project seeks to build the foundation for a large scale project on The New American Conversation.
This new conversation is designed to help us understand the meanings and definitions of American-ness, and to generate new dialogues around questions on American-ness, inside and outside of the U.S.
The project engages with the questions and the conversation through three interventions: discursive, programmatic and epistemic. It looks at how students and faculty are thinking, teaching and otherwise engaging with the concept of American-ness.