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Journal of American Studies
Continues Bulletin of the British Association for American Studies (1956 - 1959), Bulletin of the British Association for American Studies New Series (1960 - 1966)
Title history
  • ISSN: 0021-8758 (Print), 1469-5154 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier University of Edinburgh, UK , Dr Bevan Sewell |Journal of American Studies|School of American & Canadian Studies |University of Nottingham|Nottingham |NG7 2RD|UK , Dr Sinéad Moynihan University of Exeter, UK and Dr Nick Witham University College London, UK
  • Editorial board
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. Its expanded book review section offers in-depth analysis of recent American Studies scholarship to promote further discussion and debate. The journal is intended not only for students and scholars, but also for general readers with an interest in the United States.


  • 2017 Dorothy Ross Award winning article
  • 01 Jun 2017,
  • Dr Nick Witham's article published in the Historical Journal entitled “Popular History, Postwar Liberalism, and the Role of the Public Intellectual in Richard Hofstadter’s The American Political Tradition,” has won the 2017 Dorothy Ross Award.

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