News

December 11, 2019
American Studies Holiday Reception will be held on December 11th at 4:00 p.m. in Davenport College, Common Room area.
November 6, 2019
Candace Borders, a second year PhD student in American Studies and African American Studies, received an award this month for a paper presented at the National Conference of...
November 1, 2019
I write with the wonderful news that Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas, a volume co-edited by Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner (recent Ph.D.,...
September 4, 2019
Congratulations! Contemporary Literature’s editors have selected Albert Laguna’s  essay, “Edgardo Vega Yunqué and the Comedy of Race,” volume 59, number 3 as the winner...
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August 30, 2019
 “Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography,” a team project that included our colleague Laura Wexler and our former colleague Leigh Raiford. The Closing Workshop...
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July 10, 2019
David William Blight, newly named as the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, is a renowned historian who is considered one of...
June 24, 2019
Hazel V. Carby retired at the end of spring 2019 term, capping a 30-year career as a scholar and mentor to her students at Yale University.  Yale News paid tribute to...