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.


October 8, 2015
Laura Barraclough, Public Voices Fellow for 2015-2016, has published an essay connecting the rise of homelessness in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley to histories of...
October 7, 2015
Historian and Dean of Yale College Jonathan Holloway joins the Teach Better Podcast, episode 17 to talk about his acclaimed undergraduate lecture course on African-American...
October 5, 2015
September 21st, Professor Zareena Grewal’s relatives in Mosul, Iraq were drone-attacked in the middle of the night and four of them died and others were injured. For...