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 – Uppsala, Sweden, March 7, 2019

On March 7, 2019, at 13.15–15.00 SAAS will co-sponsor a seminar with Stefan Eklöf Amirell, Associate Professor of History at Linnaeus University, where he will present a paper titled “Intermediaries in Imperial Expansion: Connections and Encounters on the U.S. Frontiers, 1876–1916.” The seminar is arranged by SINAS at Uppsala University. Please see the flyer for more information.

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

The twenty-sixth biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) will take place in Bergen, Norway, on 25–27 April 2019. The theme is “Monuments.” Please see the website of ASANOR, who host next year’s conference, for more information and the CFP.ents.” Please see the CFP for more details and information.

The registration for the NAAS conference is open. Please register before March 1, 2019 through this link.

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.

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.