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January 19, 2021
Liner Notes for the Revolution (Harvard University Press) explores more than a century of music archives in an effort to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who...
Phillip Atiba Goff, Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Psychology, and Peter Salovey, President of Yale University and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology
January 18, 2021
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Peter Salovey and Professor Phillip Atiba Goff discuss the science of racial bias, the work of the Center for Policing...
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January 15, 2021
Growing up in a predominantly white community in Illinois in the 1950s, Gerald Jaynes dreamed of racial equality in the United States long before he even knew who Martin...
Camille Owens
November 16, 2020
One of our Spring 2020 Ph.D recipients, Camille Owens, has won the American Studies Association’s top prize for the best dissertation in the field, the Gabriel Prize! The...
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November 14, 2020
A few months back, I was pulled over by a Massachusetts state trooper on a Saturday night as I turned off the highway to get gas. It was around 10 PM and dark, and the stop...
A NYPD ceremony in 2018.Credit...Damon Winter/The New York Times
October 20, 2020
Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse. By Phillip Atiba Goff Dr. Goff is a professor of African-American studies and psychology at Yale University and co-...
October 19, 2020
Elizabeth Hinton and Phillip Atiba Goff have been crossing paths for a long time. With a mutual interest in policing, racial injustice, and criminal reform, Hinton, a...
October 14, 2020
Collins Award Dr. Crystal N. Feimster, Yale University Crystal Feimster is recognized for her article, “Keeping a Disorderly House in Civil War Kentucky.” The article is part...
October 2, 2020
Yesterday, more than 70 students, faculty and community members gathered on Zoom for the African American department’s colloquium series. Every year, Yale’s AFAM department...