Welcome to the Department of African American Studies at Yale. 


Featured Events & News

Faculty Featured

Goldsby: Clauss prize   Holloway: Lamar Award    Blight: Mentor award   Rugemer: tenured

New & Seminal Publications at Yale African American Studies

Christopher Lebron
Kobena Mercer
Glenda Gilmore
Jonathan Holloway

Engage with our ideas

The Making of Black Lives Matter, Chris Lebron with Joe Madison

“What’s in a Name,” Chris Lebron, billmoyers.com

“Looking back on Calhoun,” Jonathan Holloway, Yale Daily News

“Yale students renamed Calhoun,”  Glenda Gilmore, History, Yale Daily News

“What Totalitarianism Looks Like,” Chris Lebron, Philosophy, Boston Review

“Trump’s Racial Time Machine,” Chris Lebron, Philosophy, New York Times

“The sociological theory that explains Trump’s …,” Elijah Anderson, Sociology, Vox

“The African American Experience,” Dean Jonathan Holloway, History,
History Today

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AFAM Student Work