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

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Kobena Mercer
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Glenda Gilmore


Otelia Cromwell GRD '26
September 21, 2018
Otelia Cromwell was the first African American woman to earn the PhD at Yale University (1926).To honor Cromwell’s place in the Yale history, the Yale Women Faculty...
July 2, 2018
Historians Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf and David Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of American History) talked about the Declaration of Independence and equality at a forum...
May 18, 2018
  The African American Studies Department happily congratulates our outstanding graduates and degree recipients in 2018!   Read more about our outstanding graduates who were...