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.


April 23, 2021
Congratulations Yami!  Iliana Yamileth Rodriguez has won the LSS Latina/o Studies Dissertation Award for her dissertation “Constructing Mexican Atlanta, 1980-2016.”   The...
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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,...