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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David W. Blight
October 16, 2018
In his new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018), David Blight draws on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as...
Demar Lewis IV
October 10, 2018
PhD student Demar Lewis (African American Studies / Sociology) has been inducted into the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s prestigious Health Policy Research Scholars program...
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October 2, 2018
a.k. payne (2019) is an English [w a concentration in playwriting] & African-American Studies double major.  In fall 2017, Payne directed the Suzan-Lori Parks play,...