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.


January 11, 2016
Keywords in Critical Ethnic Studies, a teach-in in response to the call made by NEXT YALE for an ethnic studies education, Monday, January 18, 2016, Harkness Hall (WLH), 1-5...
January 8, 2016
Patricia Limerick (Yale American Studies PhD 1980) has been appointed to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) advisory board, the National Council on the...
December 4, 2015
Since 1974, Robert Stepto has taught legions of Yale students in the fields of African American studies, American studies, and English. In October, his distinguished...