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Jeffrey Melnick

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.6775


Department: American Studies

Areas of Expertise

Global circulation of US culture, The Culture Industries, Black-Jewish Relations, Immigration and Migration Culture Studies


PhD Harvard University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research and Teaching Interests

Jeffrey Melnick's research interests include the global circulation of US culture, the culture industries, Black-Jewish relations, and immigration and migration culture studies.  

He teaches courses in American cultural history and comparative ethnicity. His interests further include the cultural history of Black-Jewish relations in the United States and the cultural impact of 9/11.



Courses Taught:

AMST 100 American Identities
AMST 235  Social History of Popular Music
AMST 263  The History of Hip Hop and Hip Hop as History
AMST 405  The Immigrant Experience
AMST 411L Post 9/11 Culture: Rumors, Stories, and Songs
AMST 440L US in Global Contexts
AMST 601 Introduction to American Studies
AMST 606 Studies in Popular Culture and Technology