News

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...
Demar Lewis IV
October 10, 2018
PhD student Demar Lewis (African American Studies / Sociology) has been inducted into the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s prestigious Health Policy Research Scholars program...
Signage for Filling Basins
October 2, 2018
a.k. payne (2019) is an English [w a concentration in playwriting] & African-American Studies double major.  In fall 2017, Payne directed the Suzan-Lori Parks play,...
Otelia Cromwell GRD '26
September 21, 2018
Otelia Cromwell was the first African American woman to earn the PhD at Yale University (1926).To honor Cromwell’s place in the Yale history, the Yale Women Faculty...
July 2, 2018
Historians Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf and David Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of American History) talked about the Declaration of Independence and equality at a forum...
May 18, 2018
  The African American Studies Department happily congratulates our outstanding graduates and degree recipients in 2018!   Read more about our outstanding graduates who were...