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.


June 2, 2022
Van Truong (AMST PhD, 2020) has been awarded a two-year ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for the Humanities in Practice/Humanities Collaboratory at Ohio State...
May 31, 2022
Congratulations to Sid Carlson White ‘22, winner of the Wrexham Prize and winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize! Each year, Yale College awards the Wrexham to that...
May 31, 2022
Congratulations to Stella FitzGerald ‘22, winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for best senior project in American Studies! Stella’s project, “Community Value Over...