About the Blog

About the Blog

The HCA Graduate Blog was founded by and for the graduate students of the HCA (Heidelberg Center for American Studies). It focuses on the research in American Studies at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and wants to establish a platform for scientific newcomers and doctoral students. This is a platform that emphasizes the interdisciplinary research at our faculty, including fields like History, Literary Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Geography and Linguistics.

This blog offers a glimpse of the work done in the field of American Studies and hopes to ignite discussion and scientific debate among researchers across disciplinary boundaries.

 
About the HCA and the HCA PhD Programs

The HCA currently hosts two PhD Programs. The PhD in American Studies is a structured, three-year English-language program open to national and international students from all kinds of research areas, offering a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The second program that began in the fall of 2017 is a Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It focuses on the themes of Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics. Participants in both programs come from the areas of Geography, History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Religious Studies.