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.
- SINAS Visiting PhD Student Program
The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) at Uppsala University is offering a Visiting PhD Student Program in the fall of 2023. Please see the attached Call for Applications for more information. Deadline is August 6, 2023.
- NAAS Conference 2023
On May 25–27, 2023, the Nordic Association for American Studies held its 27th biennial conference at Uppsala University, Sweden, addressing the theme “Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture.” The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) co-hosted the event with the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS).
The keynote speakers were prof. Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois and prof. Imre Szeman, University of Waterloo. The plenary speakers were prof. Gunlög Fur, Linnæus University, prof. Asbjørn Grønstad, University of Bergen, associate prof. Marianne Kongerslev, Aalborg University, and Sami Lakomäki, University of Oulu.
Read more and find the program in full on the NAAS 2023 conference website.
- Journal: American Studies in Scandinavia (ASiS)
ASiS is the journal of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS). It carries scholarly articles and reviews on a wide range of American Studies topics and disciplines. We encourage you to submit articles and book reviews to the journal!
The latest issue (55:1, 2023) is edited by Anders Bo Rasmussen and features contributions by David E. Nye, Susan Savage Lee, Lovro Škopljanac, Jenny Bonnevier, Georgi Asatryan, and Anne Mørk.
For previous issues and information about submissions, please visit the ASiS website.
- SAAS new logo
The Swedish Association for American Studies is proud to present a new logo for the organisation.