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.


September 15, 2017
We are delighted to share the good news that Laura Barraclough has been awarded the Michael P. Malone Award for best publication on state or territorial history from the...
September 8, 2017
The Psychic Toll of Trump’s DACA Decision by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Ph.D candidate.   “I did not raise you to cry,” my father would say when I fell off my bike, as he...
August 21, 2017
Please join us to celebrate the new academic year.
July 26, 2017
Joanna Radin, Assistant Professor of History of Medicine, Anthropology, and History, joins American Studies after several years at Yale.  Her innovative research and teaching...
July 26, 2017
Beverly Gage, Professor of History and the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy at Yale, joins American Studies after years of teaching courses of interest to our...