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.


June 21, 2017
Congratulations to Daphne Brooks and Paul Sabin for their winning projects that have been chosen out of three for funding in the first open grant competition supported by the...
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,”...
May 7, 2017
Six winners of the university’s top prizes recognizing undergraduate teaching excellence — Jacqueline Goldsby, Andrew Johnston, Gilbert Joseph, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Frances ...