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 12, 2015
Jon Butler, Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies was recently honored with Yale College’s oldest award for outstanding...
April 15, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Mary Lui will be the next master of Timothy Dwight College. Mary is currently the director of graduate studies in American Studies and...
April 1, 2015
The department is delighted to announce that Jonathan Holloway has recently been named the Edmund Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies...