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to creating an open, diverse, and dynamic intellectual space that supports us in our scholarly work and professional lives.
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.
Our annual meeting’s location in Montreal presents the perfect opportunity to put some pressure on the meaning of solidarity across a number of communities, modes of engagement, and national boundaries. We invite our colleagues in Canada and the Americas, writ large, as well as those beyond to join us as we think through these engagements. We want to actively participate in building a practice (of love, of solidarity, of justice) in the space of contestation and radical difference.
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.
CFP: ASA-JAAS Japan Residencies for 2023
Posted for ASA-JAAS Committee in Awards, Prizes, and Grants
Call for Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award Nominations
Posted for Minority Scholars' Committee in Awards, Prizes, and Grants
2022 Critical Ethnic Studies Prize Nominations Open
Posted for Critical Ethnic Studies in Awards, Prizes, and Grants
This issue inaugurates the seventy-fifth year of American Quarterly. In the past three-quarters of a century, the field of American studies has been a site of vibrant exchange of ideas and gone through dynamic changes in terms of the agents of knowledge production and objects of study, the approaches to archives and tools of analysis, and the framing of questions and articulations of arguments. The six essays in this issue perfectly exemplify the kinds of scholarship enabled by both the accumulation of knowledge through the generations and the bold challenges to, and departures from, existing modes of analysis. The six essays all interrogate, in various contexts and through diverse approaches, the politics and expressions of the nation, state, capital, rights, body, and life.Explore AQ »