Working Groups in African American Studies

Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group

“The State of the Art: Celebrating New Poetry”
Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Librarymap
121 Wall Street, CT 06511
Description: A poetry reading by Rickey Laurentiis and Ocean Vuong, in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series, cosponsored by the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group. The poets will also take part in a roundtable discussion, chaired by Camille Owens and Maryam Parhizikar, on Thursday, November 3, at 10 am.
Open To: All Ages, General Public
Beinecke Library
Contact:  Maryam Parhizker, Camille Owens

Working Group in Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World to 1900

Race and Slavery Working Group to 1900
Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World is a working group designed to give faculty and graduate students a forum to present work-in-progress related to Atlantic World slavery. 
We meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm, at 81 Wall Street, Room 201 (Gordon Parks Seminar Room). Workshop format is a pre-circulated paper with a moderated discussion. Please contact us to be added to the working group email list. Pre-circulated papers are only distributed to the group email list.  More
Contact:  Marcela Echerverri, Assistant Professor, History Department:
James Shinn, PhD Candidate, History Department:

Sound Studies Working Group  

Created in 2013, this working group promotes scholarship in sound studies and auditory culture. In recent years, sound has become an object of interest for scholars from widely varying disciplinary backgrounds. Sound studies, broadly construed, calls on the resources of humanists and scientists from across the university to investigate sound in all of its historical, cultural, scientific, and technological aspects.  
Contact:   Join our e-mail list by visiting:
This working group is generously sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center.