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Camille Owens
November 16, 2020
One of our Spring 2020 Ph.D recipients, Camille Owens, has won the American Studies Association’s top prize for the best dissertation in the field, the Gabriel Prize! The...
November 14, 2020
A few months back, I was pulled over by a Massachusetts state trooper on a Saturday night as I turned off the highway to get gas. It was around 10 PM and dark, and the stop...
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...
October 2, 2020
Yesterday, more than 70 students, faculty and community members gathered on Zoom for the African American department’s colloquium series. Every year, Yale’s AFAM department...
September 10, 2020
“Are you OK?” It was an ominous way to wake up: a ping from a text 15 minutes before my morning alarm would have buzzed. The message was from a friend—not a close one,...
September 10, 2020
Mr. SOUL!: From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising...