American Studies Association
Established: 1951. Membership: 5,500. Annual dues: $15-99 individual; $140 institution.
Statement of Purpose: To promote the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, to encourage new research and new methods of teaching, and to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas across traditional fields.
Annual Meeting: October or November
Publications: American Quarterly; ASA Newsletter, quarterly; Encyclopedia of American Studies Online, online; various other publications