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 6, 2020
American Studies is delighted to announce that Bench Ansfield, Ph.D. candidate, is the winner of the 2020 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award for the best essay in American history...
March 16, 2020
As of Monday, March 16, the American Studies offices in Arnold Hall will be closed, and Arnold Hall is only open to those with key card access. The American Studies officers...
March 9, 2020
Pierre Lavoie is a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies at Yale University, having recently completed his PhD in History at the University of Montreal. To read the article...