Welcome to the Swedish Association for American Studies

The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place, and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; SAAS thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.


News and Events

SAAS 2018 – The 10th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies

The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 10th biennial conference in Stockholm on September 28–30, 2018.  Please visit the conference website for more information. Registration for the conference closed on August 15. The conference program is now available.

We wish to acknowledge the generous funding and support from the City of Stockholm, the Magnus Bergvall foundation, ABF Stockholm, the Department of English at Stockholm University, and the US Embassy in Stockholm.

Panel Discussion – “The End of the American Century? A Panel on History, Politics, and the U.S. Role in the World.”
As part of our upcoming biennial conference, SAAS is organizing a public panel discussion on U.S. history and politics, to be held on September 30, 2018, at the ABF House, Sveavägen 41, in Stockholm. For more information and registration, free of charge, visit ABF Stockholm. (More information – in English – will follow in the conference program).

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that advance registration to this particular panel is not required for conference participants.

NAAS 2019 – The Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association of American Studies

Extended deadline: The deadline for proposals to the 2019 conference of the Nordic Association of American Studies (NAAS) has been extended to November 1. The conference will be held in Bergen, Norway, on 25–27 April, 2019, and the theme is ”Monuments.” Please see the CFP for more details and information.

Call for Articles

American Studies in Scandinavia (ASiS)

ASiS is seeking exciting and vibrant articles from a broad range of scholarly fields relating to American Studies. For more information, see the ASiS Call for Articles or the ASiS website. Send your inquiries and manuscript submissions to the new editor Dr. Janne Lahti at janne.lahti@helsinki.fi. If you have a book to review or would like to review one, contact Prof. Pirjo Ahokas at pirjo.ahokas@utu.fi.