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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David W. Blight
July 10, 2019
David William Blight has been appointed the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, Yale News announced today. Blight is a...
June 25, 2019
Three distinguished and beloved scholars in African American Studies retired at the end of the spring 2019 term. For decades at Yale, their enlightened teaching and mentoring...
Professor Hazel Carby
June 18, 2019
Hazel V. Carby retired at the end of spring 2019 term, capping a 30-year career as a scholar and mentor to her students at Yale University.  Yale News paid tribute to...