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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

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May 12, 2020
A hearty congratulations to Charles Musser, Professor of American Studies and Film & Media Studies  was awarded the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from  the...
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May 8, 2020
A hearty congratulation to Joanne Meyerowitz, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and Professor of American Studies, who will receive this year’s Graduate Mentor Award in...
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April 21, 2020
We are delighted to announce that Alicia Schmidt Camacho has been appointed as the new Head of Ezra Stiles College for a five-year term.  Article is available at:  Yale Daily...