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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

January 30, 2018
Cheers to Joshua Glick, PhD 13’!, Currently Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies, holds a PhD in Film & Media Studies and American Studies. His research and...
December 20, 2017
Crystal Feimster provides historical context to the  long tradition of black women speaking out against sexual abuse in a discussion of the film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” (...
December 20, 2017
Crystal Feimster provides historical context to the  long tradition of black women speaking out against sexual abuse in a discussion of the film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” (...
December 14, 2017
In civil rights history course, students rethink movement’s past, future. With unfortunate frequency, Crystal Feimster has found herself having to rethink her first...
November 16, 2017
In a recent YaleNews article Beth Connolly Martell writes: “Finding the religious in the secular with Kathryn Lofton” “For Kathryn Lofton, professor of Religious Studies,...