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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Camille Owens
November 16, 2020
One of our Spring 2020 Ph.D recipients, Camille Owens, has won the American Studies Association’s top prize for the best dissertation in the field, the Gabriel Prize! The...
November 14, 2020
A few months back, I was pulled over by a Massachusetts state trooper on a Saturday night as I turned off the highway to get gas. It was around 10 PM and dark, and the stop...