THE CEIMSA DOSSIER
UNIVERSITE STEHDHAL-GRENOBLE 3
TO: Mme. Odile Lagacherie
Vice-Président de l'Université Stendhal
From: Andrew Ross,
Professor of American Studies
New York University
Dear Vice-President Lagacherie:
write to you concerning the decision to close down the CEISMA. For the
years, I have been director of the American Studies graduate program at
In the intervening years, while we have not participated directly in the Center’s programs, I and my colleagues and students have benefitted greatly from the reports and essays circulated by CEIMSA. Taken as a whole, they have been a remarkable resource, unavailable for the most part in the
From what I have read and heard from a wide range of sources, the decision to close the Center is based on an underestimation of its high value to the international community of American Studies scholars. In addition, it seems plausible, from the evidence, that this is something of a political decision. If so, it would be disturbing for the international reputation of
In view of the above, I join my voice with hundreds of other scholars in the international community in urging you to reconsider the decision.
I am the author of editor of thirteen books in the field of American Studies.