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 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...
August 13, 2015
Congratulations to Megan Asaka (PhD 2014) for her outstanding dissertation, “The Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape” in winning the...
May 12, 2015
Jon Butler, Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies was recently honored with Yale College’s oldest award for outstanding...