The American Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that provides a forum for intellectual debate about all aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the United States of America. It aims to present new and challenging research in the humanities to both academic and non-academic audiences around the world. 

Three elements make up the web presence: the American Studies Journal with its offerings of scholarly and methodological content, the ASJ Occasional Papers series as a web space for longer articles that do not fit into the thematically focused issues of the journal, and the American Studies Blog with its topical observations and comments on present-day U.S. society and culture. 

Current Issue

No. 67 (2019)
Women’s Voices from the House of Time (Part II)
Edited by Martina Kohl

In 2011, I introduced our readership to a new American Studies Journal issue titled Women’s Voices from the House of Time:

“The American Studies Journal 55 is an unusual edition if we compare it to all its predecessors. It is a collection of memoir pieces, a reflection upon a specific theme, a look back at a significant moment or moments by six women … . All of them were inspired by the topic ‘Women’s Voices from the House of Time,’ which comes from the title of a poem by Moira Roth now serving as the gate through which the reader approaches this journal.”
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Preceding Issue

No. 66 (2019)
Miscellaneous Articles
Edited by Carmen Birkle and Maria Moss
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No. 15 (2018)
The Fulbright Experience of Visiting Scholars from Post-Communist China: A Qualitative Study and a Critical Evaluation
by Meirong Fu, Beijing Foreign Studies University 
This paper presents a qualitative study of Chinese scholars’ Fulbright experiences in the United States and factors influencing the outcomes, based on interviews with 32 Chinese professors who were visiting Fulbright scholars during the period between 2001 and 2012. The purpose of the study is to shed some light on US public diplomacy programs to suggest improvements for their efficacy benefitting all parties concerned, and ultimately to further relations between the US and the rest of the world.
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Upcoming ASJ thematic Issues

Distance Matters: Approaching US Social Movements and Race/Ethnicity from a French Perspective
Edited by Sandrine Baudry, Guillaume Marche, and Céline Planchou
Teaching Counter/Publics: American Studies and Digital Pedagogy
Edited by Ingrid Gessner and Uwe Küchler

What others say about us

Review of the American Studies Journal, ASJ Occasional Papers, and American Studies Blog by Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University, on the ProQuest website.