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August 23, 2014
Jonathan Holloway, recently appointed Dean of Yale College, delivered a convocation address to welcome the Class of 2018 at Freshman Assembly in Woolsey Hall, August 23, 2014...
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August 15, 2014
Listen to Slate’s “All Criminal Justice” podcast to hear African American Studies political science professor Vesla Weaver and Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr.,...
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August 13, 2014
“SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of...
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July 24, 2014
Wills Glasspiegel (Afrcan American Studies/American Studies ‘18) recently wrote and produced an hour-long public radio documentary, “Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War...
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July 16, 2014
Yale President Peter Salovey announced today that Jacqueline Goldsby, Professor of English and African American Studies, has been appointed Acting Chair of the Department of...
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July 11, 2014
Melissa Castillo Garsow, author of Pure Bronx, will participate in the Harlem Book Fair panel, “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised,” moderated by Mark...
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June 26, 2014
Wills Glasspiegel’s recently published article, “Footwork: 10 Essential Tracks,” in Pitchfork, is an introduction to the footwork music and dance genre from Chicago,...
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June 20, 2014
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Elizabeth Alexander to discuss the black art aesthetic and whether hip hop is poetry. Professor Alexander is the...
June 8, 2014
Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African American Studies and Philosophy at Yale, has won the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Best First...
May 31, 2014
Vogue Knights: Presented by Qween Beat is a short video that Will Glasspiegel (African American Studies/American Studies ‘18) directed in May 2014 for VICE in partnership...
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May 30, 2014
A provocative assessment of the contemporary carceral state for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has...

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