Welcome to the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)!
We are an an academic non-profit organization. Our goal is to “support American Studies in Germany on an academic basis and to contribute to the consolidation of academic and cultural relations between Germany and the United States”. Since its foundation in 1953, the membership of the GAAS has increased to approximately 1000 active members. Through these members, the GAAS is represented in practically all university departments and academic institutions dealing with American Studies.
The GAAS is a member of the umbrella organization European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and is closely related to the American Studies Association. According to the idea of supporting American Studies, the GAAS organizes academic conferences once a year, traditionally after Pentecost, at changing locations.