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

Featured Events & News


Featured Faculty News                           Welcome New faculty members: 

 Crystal Feimster   Elijah Anderson                    Thomas Allen Harris

 Crystal Feimster     Elijah Anderson                    Simone A. Browne     Thomas Allen Harris

New Publications and Productions at Yale African American Studies

David Blight
Kobena Mercer
Kobena Mercer
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December 4, 2018
The New Yorker published a review of Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity, a new book by Chris Miller that “examines a series of literary hoaxes, deceptions...
Classics Professor and Chair, Emily Greenwood
November 28, 2018
Emily Greenwood, Yale University professor and chair of the Classics Department, was recently honored for her pioneering work in expanding knowledge of how her discipline has...
Professor Elijah Anderson
November 8, 2018
Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, was recently appointed Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African...