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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.

News

October 16, 2014
We are happy to announce that Albert Laguna has won a Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. As the letter of award states, “This honor reflects your countless...
October 16, 2014
We are happy to announce that Paul Sabin is also the recipient of the Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. A hearty congratulation, Paul !!
October 14, 2014
Laura Barraclough contributed an editorial to the “Zocalo Public Square” website (which also hosts public gatherings on contemporary issues) in LA. To read about how downtown...