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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...
Claudia Rankine
September 23, 2016
Claudia Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry in the Departments of English and African American Studies at Yale, has been named a 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow...
December 2, 2015
Anthony Reed (Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, Yale) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William Sanders Scarborough Prize given by the Modern...
Philip McHarris
November 17, 2015
It is never too late to celebrate good news—and the prestigious honors awarded to Philip McHarris (Sociology/African American Studies) are indeed good news worthy of...
October 2, 2015
In partnership with DJs and dancers in Chicago, director Wills Glasspiegel releases Bang’n On King Drive, an homage to the Bud Billiken Parade, one of the oldest...
September 23, 2015
Visiting Professor of Law at Yale and Kierscht Professor of Law (University of Iowa) Angela Onwuachi-Willig will join a symposium panel to discuss poet Claudia Rankine’...

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