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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October 20, 2020
Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse. By Phillip Atiba Goff Dr. Goff is a professor of African-American studies and psychology at Yale University and co-...
October 19, 2020
Elizabeth Hinton and Phillip Atiba Goff have been crossing paths for a long time. With a mutual interest in policing, racial injustice, and criminal reform, Hinton, a...
October 14, 2020
Collins Award Dr. Crystal N. Feimster, Yale University Crystal Feimster is recognized for her article, “Keeping a Disorderly House in Civil War Kentucky.” The article is part...