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October 12, 2022
Back in 2019—before COVID-19, before the global reckoning on race and racial justice, before January 6, 2021 quickened and amplified the attack-in-progress on democracy—...
October 4, 2022
The Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History is awarded each year to the best book in “theatre history or cognate disciplines” published during the...
August 11, 2022
Yale’s Jacqueline Goldsby and Meredith McGill of Rutgers University recently received a $1.7 million grant from The Mellon Foundation to support the development of The Black...
April 18, 2022
NYU’s Zoom book launch for Prof. Alexandra Vazquez’s The Florida Room. The Florida Room compresses the wide, deep, and volatile politics and poetics of the global south—its...
March 24, 2022
Since the end of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, large numbers of Black people have made their way into settings previously occupied exclusively by whites....
February 9, 2022
There was never a question for photographer and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris that family, history, and photography were all tangled together, forming deep roots that...
February 2, 2022
Babette Thomas is a current podcaster in residence for SF MOMA’s Raw Material Podcast. This season is titled Visions of Black Futurity and centering it around the...
January 3, 2022
ATTENTION: the 2022 deadline for transfer applications has now been extended. All students who are interested in applying to transfer into the Combined Ph.D. program may...
December 9, 2021
Jacqueline Goldsby, who has opened new avenues for African American studies and the study of literature both at Yale and beyond, has been appointed the Thomas E. Donnelley...
November 29, 2021
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun will host a gathering in the spring of 2022, in person if public health conditions permit, to honor the recipients of this year’s annual Poorvu...
November 21, 2021
This past week, the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was a sharp reminder of 2020’s summer of protest against police violence. After a police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last...