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.


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 (...
April 16, 2016
Professor Kathryn Lofton of Yale has been named the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deputy dean for diversity and faculty development for the 2016-2017 academic year. The...
March 22, 2016
Albert Laguna is an assistant professor in American studies at Yale University.   President Obama’s trip to Cuba later this week, the first by a sitting U.S. president in 88...