American Studies at Leicester

Research degrees

Our expertise is extensive but especially strong in the modern and contemporary periods, with interests including:

  • The civil rights movement
  • American culture of the 1950s
  • 20th century US foreign policy
  • Hollywood melodrama
  • American culture since 9/11

Take a look at our staff list to find a suitable supervisor for your research interests. 

Our staff are drawn from a number of the University's Schools and subject areas, so you may be supervised by someone from a different department who specialises in your area of interest. See information about PhDs in the following subjects:

Funding opportunities

Find out more about our available postgraduate funding opportunities

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