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.


November 13, 2015
They aren’t the “crybullies” they’ve been made out to be. They just want college to be collegial. A popular misconception of Yale University students, and Yale students of...
November 12, 2015
In recent years, Los Angeles has invested mightily in its public spaces in efforts to create a “world class city.” From the loudly-hyped debut of Grand Park, to Mayor Eric...
November 11, 2015
In the last few weeks, colleges have been rattled by stories of racial tension on campus. This week, the president of the University of Missouri resigned after black...