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.


November 21, 2016
Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies, will become the next provost of...
October 31, 2016
We are pleased to announce Lucy Caplan, a PhD student in American Studies and African American Studies, has been awarded the distinguished 2016 Stephen and Cynthia Rubin...
August 31, 2016
Whenever a professional athlete speaks out against injustice and oppression, fans split between those who celebrate it as an act of courage and those who dismiss it as...