For more than 70 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 16, 2020
Pedro Amaury Regalado Santos won the Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History, 2019, for his dissertation “Where Angels Fear to Tread: Latinx Work and the...
October 16, 2020
Mike Amezcua ’11 is a co-winner for the Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in a Scholarly Journal, 2019. His article “A Machine in the Barrio: Chicago’s Conservative...
October 15, 2020
Congratulations Karla Cornejo Villavicencio! Her recent book, “The Undocumented Americans” was just named a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction.  For more...