Welcome to the Department of African American Studies at Yale. The African American Studies Department examines, from numerous disciplinary perspectives, the experiences of people of African descent in Black Atlantic societies, including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. More

Featured Events & News


Featured Faculty News                           Welcome New faculty members: 

 Crystal Feimster   Elijah Anderson                    Thomas Allen Harris

 Crystal Feimster     Elijah Anderson                    Simone A. Browne     Thomas Allen Harris

New Publications and Productions at Yale African American Studies

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Kobena Mercer
Kobena Mercer
aimee m cox


Professor Elijah Anderson
November 8, 2018
Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, was recently appointed Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African...
Aimee M. Cox
November 7, 2018
“I find that my students learn best when I’m encouraging their questions and then thinking alongside them,”  Professor Aimee Cox told Yale’s Center for Teaching and...
Historian Edward Rugemer
October 31, 2018
Historian Ed Rugemer’s new book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World (Oct. 2018),  is a comparative history spanning two hundred years...