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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.

News

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...
February 19, 2020
A hearty congratulations to Katie Lofton!   Yale News reported that Professor Kathryn Lofton has been appointed to a five-year term as dean of humanities for the Faculty of...
February 17, 2020
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies has selected Charles Musser as the recipient of its Distinguished Career Achievement Award. The award honors a scholar who has made “...
February 4, 2020
Congratulations! Albert Laguna is the recipient of the 2020 LARR-Pitt Best Article Award for his article “Before the Thaw: The Transnational Routes of Cuban Popular Culture” ...