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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

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...
November 26, 2018
We are happy to announce that Laura Barraclough has been awarded the 2018 Poorvu Family Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Teaching! This is a university-wide honor...
November 14, 2018
  Pedro Regalado, Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies program. Women of color burst through in last week’s midterm elections to diversify America’s local and national...
October 30, 2018
Yale history professors Mary Lui and Joanne Freeman discussed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 as part of “To Be a Citizen? The History of Becoming American,” the first...