The American Studies Association promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue. We are researchers, teachers, students, writers, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the world committed to the study and teaching of U.S. history and culture from multiple perspectives.

What We Do

We publish American Quarterly, the premiere journal of American studies; organize an annual international meeting and many regional events; provide resources to researchers, students, and teachers; collaborate with museums, public institutions, and local communities; and advance and participate in public discussions relevant to the field.