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Welcome to the Department of African American Studies at Yale. 

View New African American Studies courses for Fall 2016 ( OCI ):
AFAM 301a  The Making of Black Lives Matter      AFAM 232a Constructions of Whiteness
AFAM 008aThe Radical Aesthetics of Hip Hop     AFAM 386a James Baldwin’s American Scene
AFAM 205a Africana Critical Theory & the Social Sciences

Featured Publications

Glenda Gilmore
Jonathan Holloway
Anthony Reed
Jacqueline Goldsby
Vesla Weaver
Robert Stepto
Crystal Feimster
Edward Rugemer

Events

Mon, 09/21/2015

The tragic murders of nine African American people in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC sparked outrage and the...

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The tragic murders of nine African American people in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC sparked outrage and the eventual removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in South Carolina. Three months later, this distinguished panel reflects on the murders, the push to remove symbols of the Confederacy and racism across the South and the nation, and what has and hasn’t changed since June. The panel included Edward Ball, Yale; Jelani Cobb, University of Connecticut; Glenda Gilmore, Yale; Jonathan Holloway, Yale; Vesla Weaver, Yale; Moderated by David Blight, Yale.

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Chris Lebron #161 The Pauly Cast
Podcast: The Pauly Cast, August 14, 2016

“A History of African American Studies At Yale University” Nicholas Forster (PhD candidate) “The Lower Frequencies” Podcast

“An Interview with Claudia Rankine” Claire Schwartz, (PhD candidate)–Triquarterly

 “Race, Truth and Our Two Realities”
Christopher Lebron, Philosophy–New York Times

“Lynching by Any Other Name”
Christopher Lebron, Philosophy–Boston Review

“Race and State in City Police Spending Growth: 1980 to 2010”
Robert Vargas and Philip McHarris (PhD candidate)

“At Yale, a Right That Doesn’t Outweigh a Wrong”
Glenda Gilmore, History–New York Times

“Freetown Masks”
Wills Glasspiegel (PhD candidate)–OkayAfrica
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