American Studies

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Vol. 62 No. 3 (2023)
Published October 16, 2023

American Studies (AMSJ) is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association; the KU Office for Research; The College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota; the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies (RIDGS), University of Minnesota; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas; University of Kansas Libraries; and the Departments of American Studies at University of Kansas and University of Minnesota. 

American Studies (AMSJ) first appeared in 1959, and has 1,000 current subscribers. In 2005 it merged with American Studies International (ASI), and welcomes submissions with an international perspective. ASI, a journal for American Studies scholars outside the U.S., was published by the American Studies Department at George Washington University for over forty years. Beginning with Vol. 45 (2004), ASI ceased publication as an independent journal, and merged with AMSJ, with the agreement that AMSJ would devote at least one issue a year (or the equivalent) to transnational American Studies scholarship, international American Studies authors, and would maintain a significant showing of scholars outside the U.S. on its editorial board. The “On Teaching” forum, now on the AMSJ blog, originated as an ASI feature.

With an editorial board from a number of areas of study, the journal offers provocative perspectives on a variety of issues. Frequent special sections and special issues create a space for a broad discussion on a single topic. Articles on pedagogy inform the American Studies classroom. The book review section aims at keeping readers conversant with contemporary scholarship. This electronic edition provides free access to the back issues of the journal. The most recent three years are available via print subscription only.


Call for Proposals for a special issue of American Studies: Future Midwests

2025:Future Midwests

Guest Editors: Nishani Frazier and Keona Ervin

American Studies, an interdisciplinary humanities journal, seeks proposals for a special issue that examines the social, spatial, cultural, and economic dynamics that will give rise to Midwest Futures.


February 20, 2024
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