Tributes to three distinguished scholars at retirement

Three distinguished and beloved scholars in African American Studies retired at the end of the spring 2019 term. For decades at Yale, their enlightened teaching and mentoring groomed scores of students, many of whom became leading scholars in the academy. They have shaped interdisciplinary scholarship through their canonical texts that illuminate the relevance of gender, class, race and ethnicity in America and across the African Diaspora. Their formal departures mark a poignant moment to reflect on and to celebrate the signature contributions each has made to establish and advance African American Studies at Yale, particularly as the department commemorates its 50th anniversary in 2019-2020.

Enjoy the Yale tributes and related articles, below, that highlight eminent educators Hazel Carby, Glenda Gilmore and Robert Stepto, professors emeriti , African American Studies at Yale.


Hazel Carby
Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies
Yale Tribute:

Related:  “Yale’s Hazel Carby retires, leaving legacy of mentorship and scholarship”
By Bess Connolly, Yale News, June 17, 2019
Glenda Gilmore
Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies
Related:  “With ‘infectious passion,’ Glenda Gilmore opens panoramic views for historians-in-the-making”
By Susan Gonzalez, Yale News, May 16, 2016
Robert Stepto
John M. Schiff Professor of English and Professor of African American Studies and of American Studies
Related:  “In conversation: Robert Stepto on four decades of teaching at Yale”
By Bess Connolly, Yale News, December 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 25, 2019