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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Alexandria Thomas
December 11, 2019
Alexandria Thomas reviews Jamaican  artist Ebony G. Patterson’s collaged exhibit, “…to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil…,” for hyperallergic.com . The...
Philip V. McHarris
December 2, 2019
Philip McHarris’s essay,  “Community policing is not the answer,  has been published in The Appeal, December 2, 2019. Read Philip’s essay here: https://theappeal....
Carolyn Roberts, Assistant Professor, History/History of Science and Medicine; African American Studies
November 27, 2019
Carolyn Roberts is featured in a PBS/Nova documentary called, “The Violence Paradox,” which aired in November 2019. The program is available to watch here: https://www.pbs....