The American Papers

The American Papers  is the journal of the CSUF American Studies Student Association. Each year, the American Papers Editorial Board, comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, selects the very best papers written for American Studies courses that year, works with authors to edit those essays, and produces a high-quality journal featuring our students' very best scholarship.


The American Papers, 2018-2019

Faculty Advisers:  Dustin Abnet and Alison Kanosky

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Paramo and José Jaimes

Managing Editors:  Shreshta Aiyar and Matthew Sylvester

Editorial Board: Caitlin Bartusick, Christina Brown, Evelin Franco, Michael Gandara, Karina Gonzalez, Hunter Moreno, Natasha Popowich, Naja Shabaka

Layout & Design: Angie Linzaga and José Jaimes 


Submitting to The American Papers, 2019-2020

1) The editorial board will read all submissions anonymously, so please take your name off the body of the paper. Include only the paper title and the course for which it was written on the paper itself. In other words, remove your name from the header of the essay.

2) The American Papers does not accept previously published submissions.

3) Please include a separate cover sheet with:

·        Your name

·        Your email and telephone contact information for Summer and Fall 2019

·        The title of the paper

·        The course and the semester in which it was written

·        The prompt for the paper (if applicable and possible)

4) Submit your paper either to the American Studies Office (UH-313), or by emailing it to If submitting a hard copy to the American Studies Office, please mark your submission "Professor Alison Kanosky: American Papers." If emailing a copy, you should submit the paper and cover sheet as two separate Microsoft Word files. The subject heading of the email should say "American Papers Submission."

5) The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Authors will receive a letter notifying them of the Editorial Board's decision in August. Accepted essays must be revised and resubmitted in electronic format at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester.

Any questions? Contact Professor Alison Kanosky,

Previous Issues

Table of Contents-2008 American Papers PDF File
Table of Contents-2007 American Papers 
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Table of Contents-2005 American Papers PDF File
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