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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...
Aimee M. Cox
May 2, 2018
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced that Aimee M. Cox has been named a 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar.     The Malkiel Scholar program supports...
Crystal Feimster
April 9, 2018
Crystal Feimster, associate professor of African American Studies and American Studies,  will receive this year’s Graduate Mentor Award in the Humanities from the Yale...
Professor Elijah Anderson
February 1, 2018
Professor Elijah Anderson will receive the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association at the Annual Meeting in...
Fadila Habchi
January 16, 2018
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun has named Fadila Habchi, (GRD ’18 ) to be interim dean of Branford College. Habchi, a PhD candidate in American and African American Studies,...
The Rape of Recy Taylor
December 20, 2017
Crystal Feimster provides historical context to the  long tradition of black women speaking out against sexual abuse in a discussion of the film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” (...
Image from a student's zine in Crystal Feimster's history course
December 14, 2017
A creative mid-term assignment devised by Professor Crystal Feimster for her  history course, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” invites students to delve deep into the...