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

British Association for American Studies


Teaching American Studies Network


The Teaching American Studies Network, founded in 2020, organises events to support members in developing their teaching quality and in thinking about American Studies pedagogy.

Steering Group:

  • Lydia Plath (University of Warwick), lead
  • Kate Ballantyne (York St John University)
  • Hilary Emmett (University of East Anglia)
  • Miguel Hernandez (Aberystwyth University)
  • Sarah Thelen (University College Cork)
  • Andrew Watts

To join the network, please email Lydia Plath.

Recent Publications

Exchange: A Signature Pedagogy for American Studies in the UK, Journal of American Studies 57:1 (2023)

Upcoming Events

Past Events

June 2023: Digital Education and AI

March 2023: Pedagogy in a Cost of Living Crisis

April 2023: Teaching American Studies Network Event: Teaching American Studies in Britain

April 2023: Setting Boundaries: Managing Workloads and Expectations in American Studies HE

November 2022-January 2023: TASN Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Reading Group Sessions 

September 2022 – Wellbeing in the Learning and Teaching Space

April 2022 – Pedagogical Publishing and Developing a Teaching-Focused Career

April 2022 – Getting Hired in American Studies

April 2022 – How to Talk Articulately about your Teaching Practice

January 2022 – Teaching American Studies to International Students

September 2021 – Inclusive Pedagogies in American Studies

April 2021 – Developing a Signature Pedagogy for American Studies in the UK

January 2021 – Coping with Blended, Socially Distanced, and Online Teaching in American Studies