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.
The 2019 theme questions how interdisciplinary, intersectional analyses can help to dissect our historical moment and envision alternative futures. We seek to build from and think with the “Resistance” movements that have arisen in response to authoritarianism, genocide, dispossession, and extractive capitalism. We encourage proposals that advance expansive platforms for transformative change and modeled practices that prefigure more just relationships. Drawing inspiration from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, we ask how situated ways of knowing and doing can enhance our scholarly research, practice, and accountability to multiple publics.
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...
Editors Greta LaFleur and Kyla Schuller
This Special Issue of American Quarterly focuses on life within slavery, racial capitalism, and settler colonialism in the region of what is now North America. It critically engages the history of the biopolitical in the period before 1900 and reframes early American studies toward a new appreciation of the history of tactics of governance in this region.Explore AQ »