About the ASA

We Are

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.

We Do

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.

We Value

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.

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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.

American Quarterly

March 2024

Volume 76, Number 1

As we mourn the loss of human and nonhuman lives in Gaza and join the global call for immediate ceasefire, we renew our commitment to rigorous research, debates, and education about settler colonialism, war and militarism, racial capitalism, and the carceral state throughout the world. The five essays in this issue, while not directly about Israel-Palestine, address issues that resonate with the structures undergirding the situation in the Middle East and the United States’ role in it.  

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