The Southern 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 South and its communities. Our next big, biennial conference will be at Chapel Hill, mid-March 2017! 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 cultural uses of photography, Native American studies, popular culture, Southern literature, gender studies and much more.
We hope you’ll Like us at our Facebook page and that you'll visit our recently refurbished website. This site has information about past conferences, our Critoph Prize (for best paper by a graduate student at each SASA conference), travel grants for graduate students, as well as a list of officers and board members.