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Student Journal


Americana is an annual journal published by the American Studies Student Association at BYU. It publishes original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays about any aspect of American life and culture. The journal will consider essays written from any disciplinary and theoretical perspective. Submissions are peer- and faculty-reviewed. Final decisions are made by the journal’s student editors in consultation with a faculty advisor.

During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Americana editors-in-chief are Sara Anderson (, Anya Searle (, and Josh Topham ( Email any of the editors or for information about submitting to Americana or being involved in editing and producing the journal.