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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Phoenix Alexander
May 16, 2019
Beinecke librarians and staff pay tribute to Phoenix Alexander, ‘19, PhD,  acknowledging his innate talent for librarianship which emerged through graduate student projects...
Eleanor Pritchett
May 1, 2019
Eleanor “Ellie” Pritchett, YC ‘19, has made a contribution to the of field of book design–and a particularly significant contribution to the study of Harlem Renaissance...
David W. Blight
April 15, 2019
David W. Blight has been awarded the 2019 Putlizer Prize for his widley acclaimed  biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” Blight’s book was lauded for being “a...