We at NYMASA are proud of our vibrant community and the rich array of activities we organize: an annual interdisciplinary conference; salon talks, a monthly series in which new authors in American Studies share their work in a lively forum; grants for projects; and a variety of cultural events at local institutions. You may not know it, but you may very well be a member of NYMASA already: if you belong to the American Studies Association and live in the greater New York metro area, you are automatically a member (and you may have received our newsletter, The Metro).