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 Co-Sponsored Seminar: What Happened? The United States after the Mid-Terms

On November 15, 2018, SAAS will co-sponsor a panel discussion about the U.S. midterm elections at Uppsala University. The panel features Mark Weiner (Rutgers University/Uppsala University), Peter Dahlen (American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden), and Frida Stranne (Halmstad University). Dag Blanck (Uppsala University) is the moderator. The panel is a collaboration between Utrikespolitiska föreningen i Uppsala, SINAS at Uppsala University, and SAAS.

Time and Place: Thursday, November 15, 18.00–20,00, Hall IX, Main University Building, Uppsala University. For more information, see SINAS website or the Facebook event.

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

On September 28-30, 2018, we were happy to host 80 participants from sixteen countries during the 10th Biennial SAAS Conference in Stockholm. Thank you to our keynote speakers, paper presenters, student assistants, and attendees for making this event – the largest SAAS conference to-date – a both stimulating and memorable one. We hope to see you all in 2020.

For more information, please visit the 2018 conference website and see the conference program.

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.