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

NEW: SAAS Graduate Student Workshop

On October 4–5, 2019, SAAS together with SINAS at Uppsala University will arrange a Graduate Student Workshop at Stockholm University. The workshop is open to all PhD Students affiliated with a university in Sweden. The purpose of the workshop is twofold: to give students the chance of presenting their research and receive feedback from senior academics and other scholars, as well as to develop doctoral students’ awareness and knowledge of American Studies as a research field. You find more information in the Call for Papers. The deadline for registration is June 14. Please use the registration form for your application.

NEW: SAAS Newsletter

The first edition of the SAAS Newsletter has been published. The newsletter contains an overview of the field of American Studies in Sweden for the year 2018. It is the hope and intention of the SAAS board that the newsletter and “State of the Field” will become a recurring feature, to be published annually in the spring. Please follow this link to find the 2018 newsletter.

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 conference website, for the program and more information.

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.