Researchers, teachers, students, writers, activists, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the world who are dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of U.S. culture and history in a global context.
Many things that connect us to each other. We publish American Quarterly; organize an annual international meeting and regional events; provide resources; and collaborate with museums, public institutions, and communities.
Original research, teaching, critical thinking, public discussion, and dissent. We share a commitment to viewing U.S. history and culture from multiple perspectives and taking a stand on issues of importance and broad consensus.
Participation in the ASA gives you access to a vibrant scholarly community—at and beyond the annual meeting. You’ll find abundant opportunities for professional advancement, intellectual engagement, and personal development.
In the current moment, people are drawing from multiple legacies of rebellion, protest, survival, and revolution to confront forms of dehumanization and ecological degradation that are foundational to the making of “America.” What might it mean to apprehend and respond to the creative acts of people in revolt? How might creativity enable other ways of envisioning and making sociality, community, bodily and spiritual integrity, and radical futurity?
The Committee on Departments, Programs and Centers keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current interests, needs, and professional concerns of American Studies departments, programs, and centers.
The first three essays in this issue all deal with the scripts, frames, and boundaries prescribed on racialized subjects in different contexts and the ways in which those subjects maneuver and assert their agency. The next two essays look at different forms and uses of media in addressing politics and affect. This issue also features an important forum that examines the triangulated politics of the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan through the historical and contemporary US imaginary. Six book reviews are featured, which deal with psychopower, psychopolitics, criminalization of racialized communities, and racialized, gendered, and neoliberal violence in the ongoing colonization of Latin America.Explore AQ »