Study States

An American Studies reading group for postgraduates Based at the University of Birmingham

Study States #10 – Guerrilla Girls

Study States #9 – Blockbusters

Study States #8 – The 2nd Amendment

Study States #7 – Sitcoms

Study States #6 – America Abroad

Study States #5 – Los Angeles

Study States #4 – Music and Activism

Study States #3 – Mythmaking

Study States #2 – American Gothic

Study States #1 – Frontiers

About Study States


Study States is organised by the American and Canadian Studies Centre at University of Birmingham, UK.

The group was co-founded in 2018 by Will Carroll and Chris Harris, two postgraduate students at Birmingham.


Study States takes place during the last week of each month in the Arts Buildings on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus. Subscribe to our mailing list or contact


An interdisciplinary reading group and network for all students working in any aspect of American Studies. We look at literature, film, music, visual art, and more.

We also publish writing on all aspects of American Studies on our blog, which you can find along the top menu bar.


Get in Touch

Will Carroll: @Mr_WillCarroll

Chris Harris: @sykesharris123

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