Graduate Students

Iman AbdoulKarim's picture
Islam in America; African-American religious history; Black feminist theory; race and gender in Islamic thought; public humanities
Joshua Aiken's picture
19th and 20th Century U.S. History, Race and Migration in the Americas, Mass Criminalization, U.S. Empire, Black Feminist Thought, Black Poetics, Black Marxism and Queer of Color Critiques
Stephane Andrade's picture
Ethnography; Urban & Community Sociology; Race & Ethnicity; Poverty; Inequality; Neighborhoods; Personal Networks; Qualitative Methods
Kaelyn Apple's picture
Black British History, Motherhood, Body Politics, Racial Injustice, and Early Modern Legal History
Hamzah Baig's picture
Middle East and North Africa
Jorge Banuelos's picture
19th & 20th Century Black Intellectual History; African-American Sociology of Religion; Black Political Economy & Political Theory; Philosophy of Religion; Critical Phenomenology
Andie Berry's picture
20th/21st century African American dramatic literature, theater history; performance studies; speculation and the speculative; trauma studies. 
Ruthie Block's picture
Fugitivity Studies; 19th - 21st Century African American and Black Diasporic Literature; Black Feminist Archival Studies; Black Print Culture
Candace Borders's picture
Black Studies, Black Feminist Theory, 20th-century African American women’s history, oral history, public humanities
Da'Von Boyd's picture
African American Political Theory, Black Feminist Theory, Black Relision in Social Movements
Tyler Campbell's picture
20th/21st century African American Literature, Black Poetics, Social Movement Histories, Prison Writing, Jazz/Hip-Hop Studies, Public Humanities
Shefali Gauri Das's picture
Racial Capitalism, Policing, Neoliberalism, Economic Sociology, State Violence
Elizabeth Durrant's picture
Black and women composers, Black feminism, 20th and 21st century music, neoromantic music, literature, Black Chicago Renaissance, American song
Alex Fialho's picture
Contemporary art, activist artistic response, HIV/AIDS scholarship, critical race studies, queer theory
Dustin Gavin's picture
American Religious History
Kristine Guillaume's picture
20th and 21st century African American and Black diasporic literature, prison writing, Black political thought, life-writing
Alycia Hall's picture
Maroon Studies, Jamaican History, Caribbean History, 18th and 19th-Century African American History, African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Slavery and Emancipation
Gabrielle Hill's picture
Black Feminist Theory; 19th Century to 21st Century African American Poetry; Speculative Fiction; Eco-Criticism; Eco-Poetics
Conor Hodges's picture
20th Century U.S. History, Carceral Studies, Military History, Black Freedom Struggle, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, Wars on Crime, Drugs, and Terror
Josie Hodson's picture
African Diasporic Art; Modern; Contemporary; African American Art
Isaac Jean-Francois's picture
Black studies, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Queer theory, and Sound Studies
Michelle Johnson's picture
20th Century United States social and political history; African American history since 1865; Black women's history; the Black Freedom Struggle; Freedom North studies; United States urban history
Kassidi Jones's picture
19th-Century African American Ecopoetics and Georgia Douglas Johnson.
Sam Jones's picture
Black Europe; Black transnationalism; African-American travel, particularly in Europe; postcolonial theory; memory studies
Micah Jones's picture
African American History; Southern History; Black Women’s History, Social Movement History, History of Consumption
Alison Kibbe's picture
Migration and Diaspora Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Black feminism, Ethnography and Oral History, Performance Studies, Body Studies, Transnationalism, Citizenship
Jeong Yeon Lee's picture
19th-Century American and African American Literature, Early American Literature, Christian Theology, Violence, Critical Race Studies, Black Studies
Demar F. Lewis IV's picture
Policing, Race & Ethnicity, Inequality, Lynching & Historical Racial Violence, Urban Sociology, Law & Society, Du Boisian Sociology, Political Sociology, Multiple Methods (Archival, Interviews, Statistical)
Sophia Lindner's picture
Race and racial ideology, culture and media, mechanisms of racial stratification
Faith Macharia's picture
transnational migrations; Africans in Europe, specifically Spain and Italy; ethnographic methods; citizenship and identity.
Jathan Martin's picture
Black Religious Performance, Material and Visual Culture, African American Childhoods, Death and Racialized Terror
Cedric McCoy's picture
Performances of Race and Gender, Sound Studies, Media Studies, Queer Studies, Black Feminisms, Afro-Diasporic popular musics, popular culture, public humanities, equitable scholarship
Christoph' McFadden's picture
African American gospel traditions, history of the black church, 20th and 21st century popular music, celebrity studies, media studies, black theology
Jessie Modi's picture
20th/21st-century African American and black diasporic literature; poetry and poetics; history of the book; Marxism; media studies; creative writing
Lucia Olubunmi Momoh's picture
Portraiture, contemporary art, critical theory, the long nineteenth century, the Haitian Revolution, the Caribbean, the US South, New Orleans
Jeania Ree Moore's picture
Religious Studies; Theology; Black Studies; Popular Romance Studies; Animals and Religion
Tauren Nelson's picture
Prior to Yale, Tauren studied reparations, transformative housing models, and Black farming in the U.S. South at Brandeis. She currently researches contemporary Black U.S. maroon formations in the 21st century as sites of possibility for freedom-making, relational transformation, and worldmaking.
Maryam Parhizkar's picture
Black studies, relational ethnic studies, performance studies, poetics, histories and theories of modernism and modernity
Olivia Polk's picture
Black feminist theory, queer theory, 19th and 20th century African American literature, black visual culture, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, affect and materiality, faggotry, femmes, sexual subcultures
Katherine Ponds's picture
Performance Studies; American Studies; Classical Reception Studies; African-American Literature
Yasmina Price's picture
Afro-Diasporic Cinema, affect and flesh, Black Marxism, anti-colonialism, Black Cinema, Marxism, Anti-colonial Filmmaking, Black Feminism, Third-Worldism
Jocelyn Proietti's picture
Visual art, literature, cultural history, and black feminist performances of self
Teanu Reid's picture
17th and 18th-Century African American History, Caribbean History, African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Economic History
Jas Riley's picture
Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Trans Studies, and Religious Studies. 
Maurice Rippel's picture
Race, Gender; African Diaspora; Citizenship; Education; Multimodal Ethnography
Gabriel Rivera Cotto's picture
18th and 19th-century Puerto Rican History, Caribbean History and Literature, Slavery and Emancipation
Ben Slightom's picture
Political Anthropology, Afro-pessimism, Post-Industrial Landscapes, Urban Dispossession, and the Racialized Production of the Underclass
Cera Smith's picture
U.S. Black Literatures (African American, Afro-Latinx, and other Black diasporic), Radical Protest Literatures of the U.S., Black Studies, Critical Race Theories, Affect Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Histories of Science and Medicine, and Body Studies.
Babette Thomas's picture
Black radio history; public humanities; sound studies; radio studies; media studies; new media studies; Black feminist theory; affect theory
Alexandra Thomas's picture
Contemporary art and performance of Africa and the African diaspora, photography and new media, Black feminist thought, and queer theory
Taylor Thompson's picture
Black Feminism, Black Theories, Oral Histories, Economic History, Economics, Black Studies
Christopher Valentine's picture
Black Queer Studies, Black Feminism, Archival Studies, HIV/AIDS Scholarship
Nala Williams's picture
Black feminist theory, Black feminist geographies, Black studies, critical race theory, alter/native anthropology
Devin Williams's picture
Black Studies, Critical University Studies, Theories of Knowledge and Power, Disciplinarity and Difference, Social and Institutional Movements
Connor Williams's picture
19th and 20th Century African American History, African Americans in the Civil War, Civil Rights Movements Within Reconstruction and Jim Crow, The Black Diaspora in the American West, Public Memories of Enslavement and Emancipation.