MAASA’s purposes are to foster the study of American culture in all its aspects, to provide a forum for communication and discussion among its members and the general public, and to promote scholarship by the publication of the journal, American Studies. These ends are to be achieved by the organization of regular meetings, by recognition of outstanding contributions to American Studies, and by cooperation with the national American Studies Association.



Members of the American Studies Association who live in the MAASA region (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) are automatically members of MAASA. Full members also receive a subscription to the journal American Studies. To apply for full membership, visit https://journals.ku.edu/amerstud/subscriptioninfo.