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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Christopher Miller
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Edward Rugemer
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Danya Pilgrim, PhD, Yale University
May 21, 2019
We are proud of the academic milestones reached  by the Class of 2019!  Congratulations to our graduating African American Studies  seniors, Masters degree and PhD degree...
Phoenix Alexander
May 16, 2019
Beinecke librarians and staff pay tribute to Phoenix Alexander, ‘19, PhD,  acknowledging his innate talent for librarianship which emerged through graduate student projects...
Eleanor Pritchett
May 1, 2019
Eleanor “Ellie” Pritchett, YC ‘19, has made a contribution to the of field of book design–and a particularly significant contribution to the study of Harlem Renaissance...