Welcome to the
Transnational American Studies Institute!


The Transnational American Studies Institute (future Obama Institute) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz offers a dynamic and wide-ranging program in both research and teaching for all students interested in topics related to the Americas in a global context.

With a special focus on interculturality, transnationalism, and interdisciplinarity, our expertise lies in the fields of Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing/Life Sciences, Political & Intellectual History, Film & Media Studies, Religion and American Culture, and Materiality.


Transnational American Studies Institute
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-22146

Seminars with Dr. Dr. h.c. Siri Hustvedt on June 16 & 17, 2016

June 16, 2016, 10-12 a.m., Philosophicum, Hörsaal, P 11: two-hour seminar with doctoral and master students June 17, 2016, 10-12 a.m., Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin der Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Am Pulverturm 13: Seminar with... read more