About the Program
The underlying purpose of the Anglo-American Studies Program is to widen and deepen campus interest and knowledge of British affairs and their implications for the United States. The program supports faculty and graduate student research, conducts scholarly conferences, and features an annual R. Kirk Underhill lecture at UC Berkeley by a leading figure from political or scholarly circles in the United Kingdom. In addition, the program offers the R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship.
The AASP is funded by a generous gift made in December 2012 from the Anglo-California Foundation in memory of R. Kirk Underhill.
Underhill Graduate Fellowship
The R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has advanced to candidacy and whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs. Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Underhill Fellowship, Samuel Garrett Zeitlin, a UC Berkeley Political Science Ph.D. student whose research focuses on the political thought of Francis Bacon (1561-1626).