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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...
Elijah Anderson
April 11, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will host a seminar titled “Race, Poverty, and the Irregular Economy” with Elijah Anderson on Friday, April 12, in Philadelphia...
Lucy Caplan
April 4, 2019
 On April April 4 this year at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn, Lucy Caplan, in partnership with AMOC, led “Listening to Tom-Tom, a discussion of the 1932 opera by author,...
Simone Browne
March 31, 2019
In an interview published on Yale Herald, Simone Browne, a Presidential Visiting Fellow in  theAfrican American Studies Department for the 2018–2019 academic year, and an...
March 27, 2019
Daphne Ann Brooks, recently named as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies, is a scholar of African-American literature and culture, performance...
December 4, 2018
The New Yorker published a review of Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity, a new book by Chris Miller that “examines a series of literary hoaxes, deceptions...
Classics Professor and Chair, Emily Greenwood
November 28, 2018
Emily Greenwood, Yale University professor and chair of the Classics Department, was recently honored for her pioneering work in expanding knowledge of how her discipline has...
Professor Elijah Anderson
November 8, 2018
Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, was recently appointed Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African...
Aimee M. Cox
November 7, 2018
“I find that my students learn best when I’m encouraging their questions and then thinking alongside them,”  Professor Aimee Cox told Yale’s Center for Teaching and...
Historian Edward Rugemer
October 31, 2018
Historian Ed Rugemer’s new book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World (Oct. 2018),  is a comparative history spanning two hundred years...
David W. Blight
October 16, 2018
In his new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018), David Blight draws on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as...