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February 9, 2015
The Education Project, conducted by Matthew Jacobson, took shape at the crossroads of his documentary work for Historian’s Eye and his participation in the American Studies...
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January 20, 2015
Elizabeth Alexander received two prestigious literary honors at the start of the new year: Alexander was named the first Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale...
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December 4, 2014
Jordan Konell (‘15), an undergraduate senior major in African American Studies and Political Science, has won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Jordan’s superb...
Angela Onwuachi-Willig
November 17, 2014
Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the recipient of the 2014 Clyde Ferguson Award, a prestigious honor given by the Minority Groups section of the Association of American Law Schools...
October 29, 2014
Jamicia Lackey, graduate student in African American Studies and Film Studies, Yale, will participate in a panel discussion following the screening of the film, “Belle,” on...
October 17, 2014
La Marr Bruce,  Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park , is featured in an upcoming film, “The Amazing Bud Powell,” a documentary...
Portrait of Erica James
October 16, 2014
Art Historian and professor Erica Moiah James joins host Nicholas Forster this episode to discuss her life as an artist, curator and scholar. Before becoming a professor at...
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October 6, 2014
Speaking of the influence that Hazel Carby has had in the literary field, Jacqueline Goldsby African American Studies Department Acting Chair, says “two critical approaches...
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September 29, 2014
In an interview published in the online forum, 3:AM Magazine, Chris Lebron discusses among other topics, Black philosophers in the academy, the uses and sometimes inadequacy...
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August 27, 2014
Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University, has been named the 2014 recipient of the...
August 26, 2014
The Before Columbus Foundation announced that among the winners of its thirty-fifth American Book Awards this year is Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America...

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