Promoting, supporting and encouraging the study of the United States since 1955

British Association for American Studies


BAAS for Postgraduates


Welcome to the postgraduate section of the BAAS website! BAAS has a long history of supporting the UK-based American Studies postgraduate community.

From offering financial support postgraduate conferences to annual prizes for essays and research trips in the US and elsewhere, BAAS acknowledges the significant contributions made by postgraduates in sustaining and rejuvenating the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. In addition, through the election of a postgraduate representative to the Executive Committee, BAAS is able to respond to the real needs and concerns of postgraduates in the field.  We offer concessionary membership fees and hold an annual postgraduate conference.

Postgraduate Representative: Emma Hall (University of Warwick)

Twitter: @baas_pg


Our annual postgraduate conference is designed to provide a supportive and encouraging environment where postgraduates and early career researchers can meet, forge connections, and share research.  You can find details of the previous postgraduate conferences below:


2018 – Northumbria University: America’s Urgent and Great Problems: Antecedents and Legacies of 1968

2017 – University of Essex: Post Truth & American Myths

2016 – University of Leeds: Negotiating the Borders and Boundaries of Americanism

2015 – University of Glasgow/University of Strathclyde: Collaboration in America and Collaborative Work in American Studies

2014 – University of Sussex: Protest: Resistance and Dissent in America

2013 – University of Nottingham: “Homeward Bound”: Nation, Belonging, and the American Home