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Daphne Brooks
June 21, 2017
Congratulations to Daphne Brooks (African American Studies) and Brian Kane (Music) on winning the 320 York Humanities Grant Awards for their project, “Black Sound and the...
Aimee Meredith Cox
June 13, 2017
African American Studies warmly welcomes Aimee Meredith Cox who will join Yale University as an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of African American...
Several 2017 PhD reciepients in African American Studies at Yale
May 22, 2017
We salute this year’s graduating class of the African American Studies Department that includes seven PhD recipients, six recipients of the baccalaureate degree, and...
Erica James
May 4, 2017
Erica James, assistant professor of African American Studies and History of Art,  co-edited the new journal issue, Axe 52 (March 2017), whose theme is Art as Caribbean...
Ed Rugemer
February 23, 2017
Ed Rugemer has been promoted to Associate Professor of History and African American Studies with tenure at Yale. He was formerly associate professor of History and African...
Elijah Anderson
February 2, 2017
Professor Elijah Anderson, African American Studies and Sociology, has won the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award. The prestigious award for “distinguished scholars...
Uri McMillan
December 6, 2016
The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its fifteenth annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize to Uri McMillan, of the University of...
Lucy Caplan
October 25, 2016
Lucy Caplan, a PhD student in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University, has been awarded the distinguished 2016 Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute...
October 19, 2016
Celebrated poet Claudia Rankine who was recently awarded a MacArthur genius grant of $625,000 will donate the prize to the Racial Imaginary Institute, an organization of...
October 6, 2016
Happy news to share about Melissa Castillo-Garsow: her new book, La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Ohio UP), will be released on  Oct. 27. A truly...
Camille Owens
October 3, 2016
Camille Owens, a graduate student in African American Studies, pieces together the biography of “Bright” Oscar Moore, a black child prodigy who toured and performed in the...

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