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

Majors in African American Studies

African American Studies majors gathered to present their topics at the Senior Essay Colloquium on April 2, 2018. 
Congratulations  (l-r) Julianna Simms, Liana Ambrose Murray, Alexis Williams, Elizabeth Spenst, Ivetty Estapan, Yuni Chang, Maya Jenkins, Elisia Ceballo-Countryman, Zack Sekoff and Ssabine Decatur!

Emerging Scholars in African American Studies

“A History of African American Studies at Yale”                               ”An American and Nothing Else” 
“The Lower Frequencies” Podcast, NIcholas Forster ‘20            Exhibit, Anna Duensing ‘20


Welcome New African American Studies faculty members: 

  Rizvana Bradley    

 Aimee M.  Cox                    Rizvana Bradley                   Carolyn Roberts           Heather Vermeulen

New Publications and Productions at Yale African American Studies

Kobena Mercer
Kobena Mercer
aimee m cox
Glenda Gilmore

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Publications by African American Studies Faculty Members

“Improvisational Jamming”: The Process and Production of Personal Problems,” Nicholas Forster, Metrograph

“Al Pacino, Truth-Seeker,” Nicholas Forster, Village Voice

Interview with Wendell Adjetey: “The resistance of Black Canada: State surveillance and suppression,” Canadian Broadcast

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AFAM Student Work