The SAAS Mission Statement
The Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) was founded in Madrid in 1993, and was formally registered as "Sociedad española para el estudio de los Estados Unidos de América." Its aim is to promote and encourage the study of all areas of American Studies, assisting individuals and groups in developing their work and sharing their cultural and scientific interests. This goal also guides the cultural and intellectual policy of the Associacion and its attempt to redefine and understand the interdisciplinary character of these studies in Spain. SAAS serves members of the academic world, college faculty, graduate students, independent scholars as well as individuals from public and private institutions, as stipulated by the official bylaws of the Association. SAAS publishes a newsletter once a year, collaborates in the publication of a journal, REN (Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, Universidad de Sevilla), organizes biennial conferences, and promotes scientific and cultural collaboration with national and international colleagues, associations and other institutions.
Most of the information offered by SAAS is channelled through this Home Page. Members as well as Americanists in Spain and abroad are encouraged to use it. The Association also publishes an annual newsletter edited by Dr. Carme Manuel. The newsletter provides information about the activities carried out by the Board and by members of the Association, and reports about its biennial convention; it also informs about news and forthcoming events, scholarships and grants, conferences and calls for papers coming from national institutions or international associations in American Studies. At the same time, the newsletter collects current information on projects, publications, resources and inquiries about American Studies issues in Spain.
The official address of SAAS is: Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
Calle General Oráa, 55, planta baja.
28006 Madrid (ESPAÑA)
Tel.: 91-702-7008. Fax: 91-702-2185