College of Arts and Letters | Jul. 31, 2013
“As a freshman I was interested in psychology and history and English and anthropology and political science. I chose American studies because I’ve been able to take all of those while also studying issues of race and gender, religion, politics,” says Olivia Lee, an American studies and peace studies major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.
“American studies looks deeper and says: What are the power structures that work to display culture? What are the forces at work? What’s being hidden? What’s being shown? Why is American culture how it is? What does it mean to be an American?”