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The American Studies Association of Texas (founded 1956) is the Texas regional affiliate of the national American Studies Association. It is dedicated to the study of and promotion of all areas of American studies.

It holds yearly conferences, publishes a journal (
JASAT, Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas), and supports all aspects of American studies in the State of Texas. However, its membership is not limited to people residing in or near Texas. It draws members from all over the United States.

ASAT celebrated its sixtieth anniversary at its 2016 Conference in Huntsville, Texas. For a history of ASAT, go here.

To see our Constitution, By-Laws, and Duties of Officers, click here.


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ASAT does not issue political endorsements.

Analytic conclusions and opinions of authors of scholarly papers that may be presented here cannot be taken to represent official positions of ASAT. ASAT encourages a variety of approaches and discussions to any and all subjects of American culture in accordance with accepted professional standards of free speech, conduct, and research.