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Crystal Feimster
September 25, 2017
Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of  African  American Studies and American Studies at Yale, will participate in a conversation on the historical significance of...
The Era footwork club of Chicago
August 27, 2017
Wills Glasspiegel continued his exploration of the innovative dance form, “footwork,” in this new documentary featuring The Era footwork crew in Chicago.   “Group reimagining...
Ashley James
August 18, 2017
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Ashley James as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. James will be the curatorial lead on the upcoming exhibition “Soul...
Daphne Brooks
August 10, 2017
Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, will be...
Claudia Rankine
July 31, 2017
In a review for the New York Times, Claudia Rankine considers two recently published anthologies in tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gwendolyn Brooks–The Golden...
Claire Schwartz
July 31, 2017
Poet Claire Schwartz (African American Studies PhD candidate) interviewed poet Jayy Dodd for the LA Review of Books. An excerpt from the piece is copied below. dodd is a...
Untitled, Kerry James Marshall
July 30, 2017
The African American Studies Department is thrilled to welcome three outstanding scholars to its ranks beginning in fall 2017: anthropologist Aimee M. Cox, historian of art...
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...
Rizvana Bradley
June 1, 2017
Rizvana Bradley begins her appointment as assistant professor of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at Yale in the fall of 2017. Professor Bradley received...
Wendell Adjetey
May 31, 2017
Wendell Adjetey (African American Studies / History PhD candidate) delivered an impassioned address at the prestigious Walrus Talks in Toronto in May 2017. His message, “...

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