July 2019 News

Professor Daphne Brooks
July 22, 2019
In “The Beautiful Struggle,” Professor Daphne Brooks writes a poignant “meditative syllabus” on Saidiya Hartman’s latest book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments:...
Prof. David Blight
July 22, 2019
In this New York Times op-ed, ”Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party,” historian David Blight takes measure of how the contemporary Republican Party has transformed from...
Claudia Rankine: "I wanted to know what white men thought about their privilege. So I asked."
July 19, 2019
The New York Times Magazine published an essay by poet Claudia Rankine that reflects on  what it means to  examine white male privilege in  American society. The essay, “I...
David W. Blight
July 10, 2019
David William Blight has been appointed the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, Yale News announced today. Blight is a...