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.
Since the mid-1990s, the Early American Matters Caucus has been addressing pre-1900 American studies topics, broadly understood. We’re a collegial, friendly group, and we do our best both to cultivate a sense of community among pre-1900 Americanists and to bridge early...
"Pedagogies of Dissent" invites inquiry into the intellectual, political, historical, and social genealogies of critical and transformative thought and praxis in the classroom, and in other material and virtual spaces where teaching and learning happen outside relationships as "teachers" and "students." The theme echoes Chandra Mohanty's use of "pedagogies of dissent” to refer to the project of oppositional pedagogies. How are such pedagogies constructed? What are the exigent conditions giving rise to their emergence? What allows them to flourish, or diminishes their effectiveness?
Each piece in this issue of American Quarterly has disparate origins and routes. Although we were keenly aware of the importance of each essay from the beginning, as we move into the production phase just a week after Donald Trump’s inauguration, every essay has become far more relevant to the world we live in than we had imagined at the outset. These works are followed by reviews of recent books on ecological fallout, race and beauty, and Latinx history outside the American Southwest and borderlands.Explore AQ »