Resolutions and statements have been issued by the American Studies Association for nearly two decades.

While resolutions and statements may be read separately, taken altogether they convey the association's sustained commitment to the critical importance of dissent. The intensive debates attending the association's 2013 consideration and ultimate endorsement of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions exemplifies the ASA's commitment to fostering intellectual freedom through rigorous and open critical consideration among its members, as well as our attention to the entangled pasts and futures of the United States in the world. 

Resolutions and Statements 


In addition to resolutions, the ASA engages in actions that address matters of public importance through changes to the association's operations, policies, initiatives, or partnerships.