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Americana is published by the American Studies Student Association at Brigham Young University. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing quality analyses and commentary on American culture produced by undergraduate students at BYU.

Americana seeks original, well-researched and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives dealing with theories and subjects centered around various aspects of American culture. Submissions may thus cross a broad interdisciplinary range and be written from the perspectives of history, literary studies, political science, environmental science, sociology, the fine arts, etc. Submissions are peer- and faculty-reviewed, and final decisions are made by the journal’s two editors-in-chief in consultation with a faculty advisor.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, the Americana editors-in-chief are Edward Patterson ( and Zach Stevenson ( Email either of the editors or for current information of submitting to Americana.