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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Cover of Imperial Intimacies
February 11, 2020
Professor Hazel V. Carby’s recent book, Imperial Intimacies, was recently featured as a 6-part series in Public Books, an online magazine of ideas, scholarship, and the...
February 4, 2020
Ambre Dromgoole and Davis Butner are hitting their scholarly stride in the sweet spot between art and science. Their projects are quite different from each.  Read more
Hazel Carby and Saidiya Hartman
January 24, 2020
Hazel Carby and Saidiya Hartman, two eminent scholars and long-time intellectual collaborators in the realm of race, culture and black women’s lives, sat down for a...