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.


August 21, 2017
Please join us to celebrate the new academic year.
July 26, 2017
Albert Laguna’s book is a re-examination of the Cuban diaspora through he lens of popular culture.  In an era of warming relations between the US and Cuba, this book...
July 26, 2017
Daniel HoSang, Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race and Migration and American Studies, comes to us from the University of Oregon where he was Assistant Professor of...
July 26, 2017
Ana Ramos-Zayas, Professor of American Studies, Ethnicity, Race and Migration, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, comes to us from the City University of New York/...
July 26, 2017
Joanna Radin, Assistant Professor of History of Medicine, Anthropology, and History, joins American Studies after several years at Yale.  Her innovative research and teaching...