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 16, 2024
Jacinda Tran a recent alumna of the doctoral program in American Studies co-authored a wonder piece in Time, “The Vietnamese Computer Scientist Who Made Toy Story Possible...
March 22, 2024
Tina Post, alumna of the doctoral program in American Studies and African American Studies and currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, has won...