Established in 2009, the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS/EIA) seeks to promote the interdisciplinary study of the Americas, particularly focusing on interconnections among North, Central, and South American culture, literature, media, language, history, society, politics, and economics. Going beyond national points of reference, the association’s conferences and publications examine the current intensification of transnational and global trends in the Americas as well as their historical developments. Intercultural issues—along with their regional, national and hemispheric contexts—are of particular interest to this academic forum.
Prof. Josef Raab, founding member of IAS/EIA, is director of the University of Duisburg-Essen's American Studies program, which focuses on literature, art, and culture of the Americas. For more information visit http://www.uni-due.de/amerikanistik/raab.shtm.