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.


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March 25, 2021
We proudly announce Sylvia Ryerson has been awarded a 2021 Docs in Action Film Fund Award from Working Films, and their partners at the Center for Political Education,...
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February 25, 2021
Congratulations to Kristin Hankins on her recent article in the Journal of Urban History, “Framing the Litterbug: Picturing and Policing Public Cleanliness in Mid-Twentieth...
January 14, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Greta LaFleur’s coedited special issue of American Quarterly, “The Origins of Biopolitics,” has won the 2020 Council of Editors of Learned...