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Julia Duncan

American Studies

Hometown:Grand Haven, MI
Major: History
Concentration: American Studies
Study Abroad: Senegal
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Blue Moon
Best Adjective to Describe You: Affable

In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
America rocks!

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I get to take classes from a lot of different departments, which keeps the course material pretty interesting.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Have fun! The department is interdisciplinary and diverse—explore your interests!

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I love literature and music, and I can take classes that accommodate both interests (and more!) for the concentration.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
I learned how to cut an onion in the palm of my hand, and I couldn’t have done this if I hadn’t learned how to be open-minded and easy-going.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
Post-WWII America, because it’s super interesting and we watched cool movies and listened to Bob Dylan.

What is your SIP?
A history of lingerie: how fashion helped construct and showcase the feminine form.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
Avoiding my parents’ basement.

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