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Connor Williams
December 13, 2017
On a recently released episode of GLC podcast, Slavery and Its Legacies, Connor Williams  discusses with Thomas Thurston (GLC) the creation of “Voices from the Archive,” an...
December 8, 2017
NPR’s popular program, “Marketplace,”  features music selected by Daphne Brooks, who, as a noted scholar of  black popular music, was invited to contribute selected...
Elijah Anderson
November 20, 2017
One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers will talk in a free, public address, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Elson Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State...
David Blight
November 3, 2017
  American political culture today is in need of historical grounding. The anxiety occurring in the wake of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election has prompted a search...
Crystal Feimster
September 25, 2017
Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of  African  American Studies and American Studies at Yale, will participate in a conversation on the historical significance of...
The Era footwork club of Chicago
August 27, 2017
Wills Glasspiegel continued his exploration of the innovative dance form, “footwork,” in this new documentary featuring The Era footwork crew in Chicago.   “Group reimagining...
Ashley James
August 18, 2017
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Ashley James as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. James will be the curatorial lead on the upcoming exhibition “Soul...
Daphne Brooks
August 10, 2017
Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, will be...
Claire Schwartz
July 31, 2017
Poet Claire Schwartz (African American Studies PhD candidate) interviewed poet Jayy Dodd for the LA Review of Books. An excerpt from the piece is copied below. dodd is a...
Claudia Rankine
July 31, 2017
In a review for the New York Times, Claudia Rankine considers two recently published anthologies in tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gwendolyn Brooks–The Golden...
Untitled, Kerry James Marshall
July 30, 2017
The African American Studies Department is thrilled to welcome three outstanding scholars to its ranks beginning in fall 2017: anthropologist Aimee M. Cox, historian of art...