International cooperation and research

International cooperation and research

At the Department of North American Studies, we have a number of international connections that provide broad opportunities for our students and employees because we believe that only through being internationally recognized we can offer high-quality education.


External cooperation

Apart from foreign universities our students may apply for (listed here), the Department also regularly cooperates with the following institutions. These institutions cooperate with the department not only on the basis of student exchange but also participate in common research projects and publications.

Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany

International Association of American Studies

Institute of North American Studies, King’s College London, UK

Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Program in American Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Department of History, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US

Office of International Affairs, Sogang University, South Korea

American Studies, The University of East Anglia

Department of English, The University of Angers, France

English and American Studies Institute, The University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary

School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Department of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

(North American) History, The University of Tübingen, Germany

Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

International Institute of American Studies (IIAS) at Doshisha University

Department of International Relations, The University of Pennsylvania, The Lauder Institute

Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaires en Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Montpellier


The Department of North American Studies is not only an institution of higher learning but also a place of serious academic research. The members of the Department conduct research on a number of topics concerning the region of North America including foreign policy, social and cultural issues, history, etc. Research activities at the Faculty level are supervised by the department of research of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Department of North American Studies conducts research mainly in these areas:

- Foreign policy of the United States, security policy, transatlantic relations

- History of the USA (including cultural and social history)

- Canadian studies, history of Canada, foreign policy and political system of Canada, U.S. - Canada relations, Québec nationalism, and immigration policies.

- U.S. - Mexico relations, immigration-related issues, border protection, drug trafficking, NAFTA

- Czechoslovak immigration and exile in the United States

- USA - Taiwan - China relations

- Political system and politics of the United States

- Collective memory in U.S. - Mexico relations and transatlantic relations

- Transatlantic cultural relations, cultural diplomacy

- History of Native Americans, political activism


The Department of North American Studies has contributed to the creation of many interesting academic publications. The members of our Department regularly contribute to the academic journal called Studia Territorialia published by Institute of International Area Studies. The most recent publications:

Jan Hornát, Transatlantic Democracy Assistance: Promoting Different Models of Democracy (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019).

Kryštof Kozák et al., Memory in Transatlantic Relations: From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019).

Francis D. Raška (ed.), Osudové osmičky: Československé dvacáté století očima vzpomínek(Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2019).

Magdalena Fiřtová, Jan Hornát a Jana Sehnálková (eds.), Prezidentství Baracka Obamy: naplněné vize? (Praha: Karolinum, 2017).