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.

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  • NAAS Conference 2023

    On May 25–27, 2023, the Nordic Association for American Studies will hold its 27th biennial conference at Uppsala University, Sweden, addressing the theme “Crises and Turns: Continuities and Discontinuities in American Culture.”

    The call for papers is now closed, and the conference registration will open shortly.

    Keynote speakers:
    Prof. Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois
    Prof. Imre Szeman, University of Waterloo

    Plenary speaker:
    Prof. Gunlög Fur, Linnæus University

    Read more on the NAAS 2023 conference website.

    On behalf of SAAS ans NAAS
    the NAAS 2023 organizing committee

  • 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 special issue, “The US and the Arctics” (54:2, 2022), explores the multiple ways in which the Arctic and the United States intersect, and how their relations have been articulated historically, culturally, economically, and ideologically.

    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.