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

British Association for American Studies


Journal of American Studies


The Journal of American Studies seeks to critique and interrogate the notion of “America”, pursuing this through international perspectives on the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States.

The Journal publishes works by scholars from all over the world on American literature, history, institutions, politics, economics, film, popular culture, geography and related subjects in domestic, continental, hemispheric, and global contexts.

The journal is intended not only for students and scholars, but also for general readers with an interest in the United States.

The Journal is published five times a year, and is available by subscription  and online.

JAS Editors

Co-Editors in Chief

  • Katie McGettigan, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Will Norman, University of Kent

Co-Associate Editors


What does a subscription to JAS include?

When you join the British Association for American Studies as a member you can opt to receive either a digital or physical copy of the Journal of American Studies. You can sample some of this content below.