The American Studies program at Arizona State University trains students with interdisciplinary approaches aimed at understanding the American experience in local and global contexts. The American Studies MA includes critical explorations of power, empire, settler colonialism, and justice. Given our geographical location, ASU’s American Studies values an exploration of diasporic and transnational influences in U.S. cultures and social/political history.
American Studies is part of the School of Social Transformation, home to five interdisciplinary fields of study. We pursue social justice by studying gender, race and class and encouraging our students and faculty to find just solutions to complex social problems.