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.


September 21, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 4:00-5:30 HQ L01 Audra Simpson, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University  Author of the award-winning book Mohawk Interruptus: Political...
September 20, 2023
With a new look, Criticial Encounters returns for the Academic Year 2023-2024 for more information visit our Calendar of Events page.
July 14, 2023
It is our pleasure to announce the 2023/24 Henry Roe Cloud fellow, Allison Ramirez Madia. The Henry Roe Cloud Fellowship honors the legacy of Henry Roe Cloud (Ho-Chunk), a...