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University of Nottingham: American and Canadian Studies PhD

Institution University of Nottingham
Department Department of American and Canadian Studies
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Research


Our research focuses on North America itself, as well examining the exchange of influences between North American cultures and those of Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We are the largest department of American and Canadian studies in Europe and have long-standing experience and expertise in supervising PhDs to successful completion.

Work in the department reflects and leads a growing transnational agenda, and research students are encouraged to think about America in a global context. Our particular areas of research specialism include:

  • Canada-US border studies

  • Contemporary cinema

  • Contemporary literature

  • Cultural studies

  • Ethnic-minority literature

  • Film adaptation

  • Indigenous literature and cinema

  • Prize culture

  • Queer studies

  • Settler-colonialism

  • Women's writing

  • Young adult literature

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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