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The American Studies Journal gratefully acknowledges funding by the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin. Responsibility for content lies solely with the editors and authors.

Editors of the American Studies Journal and
the ASJ Occasional Papers

Executive Editor
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
06099 Halle, Germany
Areas of specialization: History, Politics

Deputy Executive Editor
Dr. Martina Kohl
Cultural Affairs Specialist
U.S. Embassy–Berlin
Pariser Platz 2, 14191 Berlin, Germany
Areas of specialization: Literature, History, Politics, Education, Popular Culture

Prof. Dr. Andrew S. Gross
Englisches Seminar
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Areas of specialization: Literature, Literary History, Cultural Studies

PD Dr. Maria Moss
ZeMoS (ZE Moderne Sprachen)
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Scharnhorststr. 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Areas of specialization: Literature (20th century, contemporary), Native American Studies,
Environmental Studies

Prof. Dr. Torben Schmidt
Institute of English Studies
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Scharnhorststr. 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Areas of specialization: Curriculum Design, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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