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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...
Jacqueline Goldsby
March 28, 2017
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Jacqueline Goldsby CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Goldsby is professor of English and African...
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...
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...

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