American Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary scholarship that examines the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural formations of the United States and the Americas, broadly construed, as well as the histories and ongoing effects of indigenous dispossession upon which the U.S. nation stands, the roles of diverse subjects and institutions in and outside those formations, and the United States’ relations with the world. The journal engages both traditional and emerging fields and disciplines, including but not limited to critical race studies, digital culture, ethnography, gender studies, history, literature, material culture, performance studies, sexuality studies, religion, and visual culture.


With the editorial office located at the University of Hawai‘i and the editorial team based in and across the Pacific, the journal is poised to lead the field of American studies in new directions, with a particular commitment to Indigenous studies as well as transnational and comparative approaches that critically interrogate the boundaries of “America.”