For more than 75 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 17, 2024
It is our pleasure to announce the 2024/25 Henry Roe Cloud fellow, Māhealani Ahia. The Henry Roe Cloud Fellowship honors the legacy of Henry Roe Cloud (Ho-Chunk), a member of...
June 13, 2024
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Hi’ilei Hobart, who has been awarded the Heyman prize in recognition of her pathbreaking book, Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity,...
June 7, 2024
Congratulations to Andrew Kornfeld, winner of the Percival W. Clement Prize and the Theron Rockwell Field Prize! The Clement Prize is an American Studies prize awarded for...