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Southeastern American Studies Association

Heads up! Behold the CFP for our next biennial conference,
March 14-16, 2019 at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel, in Atlanta: Meanwhile. . .

The Southeastern American Studies Association (SASA), the ASA’s largest regional chapter, presents new developments and findings in American studies scholarship, identifies and defines areas of debate about the nature of American culture and its study, and conducts cultural and historical programs on the Southeast and its communities. We work with broad, inclusive conference themes that encompass such topics as art and architecture, black literature and music, American studies as cultural critique, the...

New York Metro American Studies Association

The New York Metro Regional Chapter of the American Studies Association (NYMASA) is an active and vibrant member of the American studies community in the New York City area. We maintain an active list serve and sponsor a diverse roster of activities: an annual one-day conference organized around a specific theme; monthly Salon Talks, which give scholars an opportunity to discuss their recently-published books in an intimate setting; panel discussions; a brunch each Spring for members to meet and socialize. We’ve also partnered with academic institutions around the city to organize weeklong summer institutes for scholars, activists, and artists. 


Great Lakes American Studies Association

GLASA has historically served Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, with a diverse membership of secondary teachers, college faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, archivists, and others. In past activities and events, its aim was to support individuals and groups in the study of American culture by helping members in locating resources, making connections with colleagues, and developing and sharing their work. 

New England American Studies Association

The New England American Studies Association (NEASA) serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  In order to promote and strengthen American studies in the region, NEASA encourages the study of the culture and history of New England; hosts an annual fall colloquium and spring conference; sponsors regional American studies related events; and fosters engagement across institutional boundaries including the academy, public institutions, and non-profits.  

Its membership includes community college, college, and university faculty; secondary school teachers; undergraduates, graduate students and independent scholars; and archivists, museum curators, and public historians. NEASA works to ensure that these constituencies...

Hawai’i American Studies Association

The Hawai'i American Studies Association (HASA) is centered around the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While many members of HASA are faculty and students in the department, HASA also reaches out to interested scholars and students in other departments and universities on the island.  

Reflecting Hawai'i’s unique geographical, political, and cultural location in the U.S./Pacific and the issues and debates that arise from it, the strength of HASA program is on American-Pacific-Asian connections as well as more general issues in American studies. For many years, HASA has sponsored an annual research conference where graduate students...

Assistant or Associate Professor, African American Studies Program

October 1, 2018
Starting Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean. We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice,...

Southeastern American Studies Association Conference 2019 CFP (deadline extended)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Review Begins: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

March 14-16, 2019, Emory Conference Center and Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Submission Deadline Extension: August 15, 2018

Looking Back, Talking Back, Moving Forward

Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo Movement, the Women’s March, DREAMERs, the March for Our Lives. In recent years, we have witnessed—whether on the ground or via social media—a diversity of individuals and groups speaking up and talking back publicly in response to systemic intimidation and violence that has marginalized certain populations within and beyond the United States. Some say that we are at a watershed moment in U.S. history, but are we? Who and what have come before,...

Post-Election Message to ASA Members from the Council of the American Studies Association

Post date: February 2, 2017


The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency represents a dangerous crossroad. The executive actions that ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries and prohibit entry by refugees, expand the wall between the United States and Mexico, and those that have approved the advance of the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines, exemplify these dangers. These acts of exclusionary nationalism and the ongoing abrogation of indigenous sovereignty have long histories that reach back to the founding of the U.S. nation-state. National origins and religious affiliation have been regularly deployed throughout U.S. history to entrench structures of settler colonialism, anti-black racism, and citizenship exclusions that...

Associate or Full Professor/Department Chair of Afro-American Studies

January 3, 2018

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a dynamic senior scholar to lead its W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and develop its future planning and direction. Founded in 1970, it is one of the oldest, comprehensive degree-granting departments in the country.

The duties of the chair include developing and implementing academic and scholarly activities for the department, planning finances and budgets, and supervising faculty, staff, and students in the department. In dialogue with colleagues and stakeholders across the University, the chair will implement the department’s strategic vision. Because...