The American Studies major or concentration is beneficial for students thinking about future careers in academia, law, museums, public history, or education. Kenyon American Studies graduates use their training in a number of different ways. Below is a sample of what some of our recent graduates are doing.
Kristen E. Dolan '09: management and production analyst for the FBI
Amy L. Zimmerman '09: senior account executive with CareerBuilder
Christopher L. Loggins '08: community outreach for Beginning with Books, an early literacy center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Francis V. Gourrier Jr. '08: Teach for America in the Oakland Unified School District of California
Emily H. Margolis '07: graduate student at Duke University
Matthew Long Middleton '07: marketing manager at Murray Street Productions in New York City, an innovator in radio, audio, digital media production, marketing and distribution.
Andrew Kahrl '01: assistant professor of history at Marquette University; received a Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2008 with a disseration entitled "On the Beach: Race and Leisure in the Jim Crow South"
Elizabeth Pillsbury '98: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellow at Columbia University for her project, "An American Bouillabaisse: The Ecology, Politics and Economics of Fishing around New York City, 1870-Present"
Elizabeth Belanger '97: assistant professor of history and director of the American Studies program at Stonehill College; received a Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University in 2006