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 1, 2015
The department is delighted to announce that Jonathan Holloway has recently been named the Edmund Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies...
March 31, 2015
Joshua Glick designed programming and contributed to the book catalogue for Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008. The traveling exhibition is the first...
March 31, 2015
Joshua Glick, John F. Kasson, and Charles Musser wrote for the catalog edited by Robin Jaffee Frank. “America’s playground,” Coney Island is a world-famous resort and...