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.


September 17, 2014
We are proud to announce that Michael Denning has won the American Studies Association’s Bode-Pearson Prize for lifetime achievement and extraordinary service to...
September 5, 2014
Betsy Beasley, a Ph.D candidate in American Studies, co-hosts “Who Makes Cents: A History of Capitalism Podcast.” “Who Makes Cents” is a monthly program devoted to stories...
September 2, 2014
NPR’s Morning Edition this morning featured Laura Wexler, Professor  Women’s Gender, & Sexuality Studies and American Studies and Lauren Tilton, Ph.D....