For more than 60 years, American Studies at Yale has promoted scholarship on the cultures and politics of the United States. We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of history and culture, national identity, and the construction of local, indigenous, borderland, and diasporic communities.

American Studies offers a broad-ranging curriculum to introduce students to critical scholarship and methods from multiple disciplines.  The program has a national and international reputation for its faculty and graduates and its commitment to public humanities.


May 25, 2017
Laura Barraclough has won two grants from the Yale Digital Humanities Lab and the Antipode Foundation for her ongoing public/digital humanities project, “A People’s Guide,”...
November 21, 2016
Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies, will become the next provost of...
October 31, 2016
We are pleased to announce Lucy Caplan, a PhD student in American Studies and African American Studies, has been awarded the distinguished 2016 Stephen and Cynthia Rubin...