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 14, 2016
Charles Musser co-curator with Jackie Stewart (University of Chicago) of Pioneers of African American Cinema just got a lot of attention, in particularly by the NY Times. To...
June 11, 2016
Zareena Grewal discusses Muhammad Ali’s life and legacy on CCTV. To listen to short interview on CCTV News, visit: https://youtu.be/bypQM4RjCkM.    
April 20, 2016
Chloe Taft, a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in American Studies at Yale, talked about her new book, From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City (...