A warm welcome to IAAS.ie, the website of the Irish Association for American Studies, where you will find all you need to know about American Studies in Ireland. The IAAS is an all-island organisation that promotes the culture as well as the study of the United States in Ireland.

Through a range of bursary schemes, we help fund the work of postgraduate and upcoming scholars in the diverse fields of American Studies. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the United States and the Americas, and your nominal annual subscription directly supports new work in the field.

Whether your interest is history, film, literature, music, art or politics we hope you find what you are looking for on this site. If not, tell us about it, and we will include it next time.




  • 2019 Alan Graham Memorial Lecture

    2019 Alan Graham Memorial Lecture

    At the IAAS’s 2019 annual conference, Professor Stephen Matterson (Trinity College Dublin) delivered the Alan Graham Memorial Lecture. The title […]

  • Event: Poetry in Times of Crisis

    Event: Poetry in Times of Crisis

    Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me, 2018, most recently a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Wayne […]

  • 2019 W.A. Emmerson Lecture

    2019 W.A. Emmerson Lecture

    The IAAS is delighted to announce that Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh will deliver this year’s W.A. Emmerson Lecture. You can listen […]