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.


February 26, 2015
Hazel Carby and Michael Denning were recently honored with lifetime achievement awards in their respective fields are featured in an interview in Yale News: “In conversation...
February 10, 2015
Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that Matthew Jacobson has rolled out the first 15 interviews of an ongoing project devoted to the state of higher education in the...
February 4, 2015
We proudly announce the series “No Crisis,” a Los Angeles Review of Books special series on the state of criticism now. Caleb Smith, along with graduate student, Merve Emre...