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 21, 2024
With great sadness, we write to share the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Professor Gary Okihiro, on May 20. His wife Marina Henriquez Okihiro was with him...
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...