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September 8, 2021
The jury is in… and has chosen Daphne A. Brooks’ Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound as the winner of the $50,000...
August 24, 2021
After the murder of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests, corporate America acknowledged it could no longer stay silent and promised to take an active role in confronting...
August 17, 2021
Brittany Levingston F’21 Leading Edge Fellowships 2021 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Appointed to Pennsylvania Humanities Council for the project “August Wilson’s Century...
July 13, 2021
Please join us in extending a hearty congratulations to our 2020 PhD in African American and American Studies, Lucy Caplan! Lucy’s dissertation, “High Culture on the Lower...
June 30, 2021
Apainful pattern repeats itself throughout America: A Black person is killed by police officers, protests ensue, and police are brought in to stifle the demonstrations. Most...
June 30, 2021
Four Yale professors whose teaching and mentorship have inspired generations of students were recently honored with William C. Clyde DeVane Medals from the university’s...
June 24, 2021
Ashley James always had a tendency to question dominant historical narratives.  Last year, she earned her doctorate from Yale University in English literature and two other...
June 24, 2021
Since the declaration of Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s birthday as a federal holiday, our country has celebrated the civil-rights movement, valorizing its tactics of nonviolence...
June 8, 2021
On today’s ST, we are discussing a new book on race relations and American history that offers a bold, thorough, and eye-opening critique of our nation’s criminal...
May 31, 2021
Dedication, warmth, and the answers — prize-winning teachers have it all Carolyn Roberts — the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize “Carolyn Roberts, assistant professor of history...
May 25, 2021
How do we reduce crime, especially amid calls to defund the police? While many point to rising crime rates as an indicator that more funding is needed, studies show almost no...