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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Poster: Toni Morrison in Memoriam
November 6, 2019
Celebrate the life and legacies of Toni Morrison on November 13, with Daphne Brooks and her students from AfAm 426/AMST 443 and Yale faculty at the Afro-American Cultural...
Hazel Carby
October 10, 2019
“In Imperial Intimacies, Hazel Carby weaves together the story of colonialism and the story of her family,” writes Maya Binyam,  whose review of Professor Carby’s new...
September 17, 2019
Daphne Brooks takes readers along a tour revealing jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams’ insights into her musical virtuosity in the NPR article, “ ‘Drag ‘Em’: How Movement...