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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

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Daphne A. Brooks
August 16, 2019
 ”She was, in my mind, a rebel sister theorist of music,” writes Daphne A. Brooks in her tribute to the literary icon and Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, who passed away on...
Rizvana Bradley
August 15, 2019
Rizvana Bradley has won the prestigious Gertrude Lippincott Award for her article, “Black Cinematic Gesture and the Aesthetics of Contagion,” (The Drama Review, v.  62, no. 1...
Daphne A. Brooks
August 15, 2019
A series of summer performances in Harlem, known as “Black Woodstock,” is the subject of Daphne A. Brooks’ New York Times article, “At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup...