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For more than 60 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

February 8, 2019
American Studies is delighted to announce that our dear friend and recently retired colleague Dolores Hayden is being inducted as a 2019 Fellow in the Society of...
Protesters rally for the rights of immigrants and against a southern border wall at the Texas Capitol in Austin in 2017. (Eric Gay/AP)
January 22, 2019
 Randa Tawil is a PhD candidate in American Studies and holds a certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Broadly, she is interested in the intersections of race,...
December 28, 2018
A hearty cheers to Pedro’s recent article  “The Washington Heights Uprising of 1992: Dominican Belonging and Urban Policing in New York City”  Pedro Regalado is a PhD...
December 10, 2018
Deep Roots Nourish Diners At New Haven Museum article by Allison Hadley  To read the complete article please visit: https://www.newhavenindependent.org For more information...
December 8, 2018
For students in the “Intro to Public Humanities” class, the city of New Haven is their classroom. Instead of cramming for a final before Christmas break, they are “putting...