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.


May 23, 2023
Congratulations to Professor Alicia Schmidt Camacho, who has been awarded a FAS Dean’s Award for Inclusion and Belonging for 2023. Based on nominations from colleagues and...
May 12, 2023
NPR’s Morning Edition featured Daniel HoSang, Professor Ethnicity Race & Migration and of American Studies.
Charlotte Polk '23, winner of the Pearson Prize
May 10, 2023
Congratulations to Charlotte Polk ‘23, winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for best senior project in American Studies! Charlotte’s project, “are you guys mad at...