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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.

News

May 28, 2021
Congratulations to Arya Sundaram ‘21, winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for the best senior project in American Studies! Arya’s project, “The Discipline and...
May 28, 2021
Congratulations to Jacob Gluckman ‘21, winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for the best senior project in American Studies! Jake wrote and produced an original musical...
May 28, 2021
Congratulations to Matt Nadel ‘21, winner of the Percival W. Clement Prize for the best senior project in support of the principles of the US Constitution! Matt produced an...