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The Finnish American Studies Association (FASA)


The Finnish American Studies Association (FASA) is a registered Finnish organization the aim of which is to encourage and promote academic study of the United States and its civilization in Finland as well as to facilitate communication between those interested in such studies. The title of the association in Finnish is Suomen Yhdysvaltain tutkimuksen seura  ry. FASA is also a member organization of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). FASA organizes seminars and offers travel grants. In addition, our members get access to the wider European web of scholars and students in the field of American Studies.

2019: Rani-Henrik Andersson (President, University of Helsinki), Pirjo Ahokas (Vice-president, University of Turku), Minna Pajunen (University of Helsinki), Pekka Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland), Saara Kekki (Secretary, University of Helsinki), and Elmo Rissanen (Treasurer).


Members of the Finnish American Studies Association automatically belong to the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) as well as to the European Association for American Studies (EAAS).
Members of the FASA receive a scholarly publication, the biannual American Studies in Scandinavia. This interdisciplinary journal publishes articles drawing upon fields such as geography, history, linguistics, literature, political science, social anthropology, and sociology. In addition to the American Studies in Scandinavia, members receive the electronic NAAS Newsletter and American Studies in Europe. Members are furthermore eligible to attend and deliver presentations at the conferences organized by the NAAS and other EAAS member organizations.


To join the Finnish American Studies Association, please pay your membership fee for this year (full year memberships only) and then contact FASA President Rani-Henrik Andersson at rani-henrik.andersson[at]helsinki.fi to inform us of your current postal and email addresses.

Your membership fee is payable to FASA, and the bank account is:

Danske Bank: FI16 8000 1770 5735 83 (BIC/SWIFT code for the account: DABAFIHH)

 THE FOUR CATEGORIES of FASA membership available 2019:

1) Membership with subscription to the American Studies in Scandinavia at 49,00 €

2) Student (or retiree) Membership with subscription to the American Studies in Scandinavia at 42,00 €

3) Membership without journal subscription at 22,00 €

4) Student (or retiree) membership without journal subscription at 15,00 €

When paying the membership fee, please remember to clearly indicate your name, e-mail, and postal address, even if you are a continuing member and your information has not changed!

For more information on the FASA membership, please contact FASA President Rani-Henrik Andersson at rani-henrik.andersson[at]helsinki.fi

    For more information, please contact FASA President

    Rani-Henrik Andersson at rani-henrik.andersson[at]helsinki.fi


The annual FASA seminar will be organized on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, starting at 12.00 at the University of Helsinki Collegium, Fabianinkatu 24, 3rd floor. The theme of the seminar is Writing for Funding, and participants can send their max. 5-page funding applications to be discussed in small workshops. Please sign up by November 27 at

EAAS 2020 CONFERENCE "Call for Papers" available here:

THE 2020 MAPLE LEAF & EAGLE CONFERENCE SITE HERE: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/maple-leaf-eagle-conference-2020

FASA board for 2019 is the same as for last year: Rani-Henrik Andersson (president), Pirjo Ahokas (vice president), Saara Kekki (secretary), Elmo Rissanen (treasurer), Minna Pajunen, Pekka Kilpeläinen

FASA Annual meeting will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 13.00 at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 (3rd floor). Please pay your membership fee by February 13. We hope to see you there!

The 2019 NAAS Biennial Conference with the theme, MONUMENTS, to be held 25 – 27 April 2019 in Bergen, Norway. The NAAS (The Nordic Association for American Studies) conference welcomes panel and paper proposals that address monuments and the monumental in relation to American literature, history, politics, media, art and popular culture, transnational and transcultural and comparative approaches. Contact: naas.bergen[at]gmail.com (See also the PDF at the bottom of this page.) Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naasstudies/

FASA SEMINAR 2018, held on Dec. 7, 2018 at the University of Turku, in Educarium 441 (Assistentinkatu 5, Turku). See  https://sites.google.com/site/fasafinnishamericanstudies/fasa-seminar-2011

The Statutory Meeting of the FASA was held on Feb. 9, 2018 (Friday).

NAAS journal American Studies in Scandinavia calls for article proposals.
Send yours to editor Janne Lahti
American Studies in Scandinavia

Henry Wasser Travel Grants for the participation of Ph.D. and M.A. students in our national and Nordic conferences. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naasstudies/the-henry-wasser-travel-grant

THE 2018 MAPLE LEAF & EAGLE CONFERENCE was held in Helsinki, May 16-18, 2018:

A GROUP OF AMERICAN HISTORY PULITZER WINNERS invited to Helsinki by FASA on May 15, 2015. (From left to right: Peter Onuf, Alan Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ari Helo, Sami Pihlström, Gordon Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Andrew O'Shaughnessy, and FASA President Mikko Saikku.)






Helsingin yliopisto / Pohjois-Amerikan tutkimus:


Turun yliopisto / JMC Center:


Tampereen yliopiston Pohjois-Amerikan tutkimus:


Fulbright Finland Foundation:


Yhdysvaltain tutkimuksen asiantuntijoita Suomessa:


Ari Helo,
Aug 16, 2018, 2:52 AM