May 2017 News

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, “...
Louise Bernard
May 31, 2017
After a long search to fill a key position, the Obama Foundation on Wednesday named a director for the Obama Presidential Center museum, Louise Bernard (GRD ‘05).   She was...
Carolyn Roberts
May 29, 2017
Carolyn Roberts is an historian of early modern medicine.  Her research and teaching interests broadly concern medicine, race, and slavery in the Atlantic world.   Her...
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...
Lucy Caplan
May 18, 2017
A feature article by PhD candidate Lucy Caplan, whose research explores the presence of African American culture in the traditionally white space of the theatrical genre of...
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...