- 309 Luce Hall, 203.432.9903
Michael Cappello (Pediatrics; Microbial Pathogenesis; Public Health)
Director of Graduate Studies
David Simon (203.432.5243, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Program in African Languages
Kiarie Wa’Njogu (203.432.0110, email@example.com)
Professors Serap Aksoy (Epidemiology), Lea Brilmayer (Law), Richard Bucala (Internal Medicine), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Owen Fiss (Law), Gerald Friedland (Internal Medicine; Epidemiology), Robert Harms (History), Ann Kurth (Nursing), Roderick McIntosh (Anthropology), Christopher Miller (French; African American Studies), Stephanie Newell (English), Catherine Panter-Brick (Anthropology), Curtis Patton (Emeritus, Epidemiology), Ashgar Rastegar (Internal Medicine), Lamin Sanneh (Divinity; History), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), Robert Thompson (Emeritus, History of Art), Michael Veal (Music), Sten Vermund (Epidemiology; Pediatrics), Immanuel Wallerstein (Emeritus, Sociology), David Watts (Anthropology), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)
Associate Professors Theodore Cohen (Epidemiology), Kaveh Khoshnood (Epidemiology), Daniel Magaziner (History), Urania Magriples (Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences), Elijah Paintsil (Pediatrics; Epidemiology; Pharmacology), Sunil Parikh (Public Health; Medicine), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)
Assistant Professors Katharine Baldwin (Political Science), Louisa Lombard (Anthropology), Hani Mowafi (Emergency Medicine), Doruk Ozgediz (Surgery; Pediatrics), Tracy Rabin (Internal Medicine), Jeremy Schwartz (Internal Medicine), Sheela Shenoi (Internal Medicine), Brian Wood (Anthropology)
Lecturers Anne-Marie Foltz (Epidemiology & Public Health), W. Casey King (Public Health), Sarah Ryan (Law), David Simon (Political Science), Veronica Waweru (African Languages)
Senior Lectors II Oluseye Adesola (African Languages),Sandra Sanneh (African Languages), Kiarie Wa’Njogu (African Languages)
Senior Lector Matuku Ngame (French)
Fields of Study
African Studies considers the arts, history, cultures, languages, literatures, politics, religions, and societies of Africa as well as issues concerning development, health, and the environment. Considerable flexibility and choice of areas of concentration are offered because students entering the program may have differing academic backgrounds and career plans. Enrollment in the M.A. program in African Studies provides students with the opportunity to register for the many African studies courses offered in the various departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools.
The Program in African Studies also offers two interdisciplinary seminars to create dialogue and to integrate approaches across disciplines. In addition to the M.A. degree program, the Council on African Studies offers students in the University’s doctoral and other professional degree programs the chance to obtain a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in African Studies by fulfilling a supplementary curriculum. Joint degrees are possible with the approval of the director of graduate studies (DGS) and the relevant officials in the schools of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, Management, and Public Health.
The African collections of the Yale libraries together represent one of the largest holdings on Africa found in North America. The University now possesses more than 220,000 volumes including, but not limited to, government documents, art catalogues, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, and theses, many published in Africa.
Special Admissions Requirement
The GRE General Test is required.
Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree
The Yale University Master of Arts degree program in African Studies was instituted in 1986. The two-year interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum is intended for students who will later continue in a Ph.D. program or a professional school, or for those who will enter business, government service, or another career in which a sound knowledge of Africa is essential or valuable. A student may choose one of the following areas of concentration: history; anthropology; political science; sociology; arts and literatures; languages and linguistics; religion; environmental and development studies; and public health.
The program requires sixteen courses: two compulsory introductory interdisciplinary seminars, Research Methods in African Studies (AFST 501) and Topics in African Studies (AFST 764) or an alternate course, as specifically designated by the DGS; four courses of instruction in an African language; four courses in one of the foregoing areas of concentration; four other approved courses offered in the Graduate School or professional schools; and two terms of directed reading and research (AFST 590 and 900) during which students will complete the required thesis. A student who is able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in an African language may have the language requirement waived and substitute four other approved courses. The choice of courses must be approved by the DGS, with whom students should consult as soon as possible in the first term.
The Master’s Thesis
The master’s thesis is based on research on a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member with expertise or specialized competence in the chosen topic. Students must submit their thesis for joint evaluation by the adviser and a second reader, who is chosen by the student in consultation with the DGS.
Program in African Languages
The language program offers instruction in four major languages from sub-Saharan Africa: Kiswahili (eastern and central Africa), Wolof (west Africa), Yorùbá (west Africa), and isiZulu (southern Africa). Language-related courses and language courses for professionals are also offered. African language courses emphasize communicative competence, and instructors use multimedia materials that focus on the contemporary African context. Course sequences are designed to enable students to achieve advanced competence in all skill areas by the end of the third year, and the African Languages program encourages students to spend one summer or term in Africa during their language study.
Noncredited instruction in other African languages is available by application through the Directed Independent Language Study program at the Center for Language Study. Contact the director of the Program in African Languages.
More information is available on the program’s website, african.macmillan.yale.edu.
AFST 548b/SOCY 548b, Islamic Social Movements Jonathan Wyrtzen
AFST 573b/SOCY 563b, Imperialism, Insurgency, and State Building in the Middle East and North Africa Jonathan Wyrtzen
AFST 651b/AFAM 822b/FREN 951b, The Francophone African Novel Christopher Miller
AFST 747a/AFAM 846a/CPLT 725a/FREN 946a, Postcolonial Theory and Its Literature Christopher Miller
AFST 837a/HIST 837a, Decolonization and Independence in Africa Robert Harms
AFST 900b, Master’s Thesis David Simon
AFST 942b/CPLT 986b/FREN 942b, Decolonizing Memory Jill Jarvis
AFST 951a or b, Directed Reading and Research David Simon
SWAH 610a, Beginning Kiswahili I
SWAH 620b, Beginning Kiswahili II
SWAH 630a, Intermediate Kiswahili I
SWAH 640b, Intermediate Kiswahili II
SWAH 650a, Advanced Kiswahili I
SWAH 660b, Advanced Kiswahili II
SWAH 670a and 671b, Topics in Kiswahili Literature
YORU 610a, Beginning Yorùbá I
YORU 620b, Beginning Yorùbá II
YORU 630a, Intermediate Yorùbá I
YORU 640b, Intermediate Yorùbá II
YORU 650a, Advanced Yorùbá I
YORU 660b, Advanced Yorùbá II
YORU 670a or b, Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture
YORU 680a, Advanced Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture
ZULU 610a, Beginning isiZulu I
ZULU 620b, Beginning isiZulu II
ZULU 630a, Intermediate isiZulu I
ZULU 640b, Intermediate isiZulu II
ZULU 650a, Advanced isiZulu I
ZULU 660b, Advanced isiZulu II
East Asian Studies
- 320 Luce Hall, 203.432.3426
Jing Tsu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Acting Chair [F]
Fabian Drixler (email@example.com)
Director of Graduate Studies
Peter Perdue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professors Daniel Botsman (History), Kang-i Sun Chang (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Deborah Davis (Sociology), Fabian Drixler (History), Aaron Gerow (East Asian Languages & Literatures; Film & Media Studies), Valerie Hansen (History), Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages & Literatures), William Kelly (Anthropology), Tina Lu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Peter Perdue (History), Frances Rosenbluth (Political Science), Helen Siu (Anthropology), Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages & Literatures; Comparative Literature), Anne Underhill (Anthropology), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)
Associate Professors William Honeychurch (Anthropology), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Chloë Starr (Divinity)
Assistant Professors Lucas Bender (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Eric Greene (Religious Studies), Denise Ho (History), Michael Hunter (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Seth Jacobowitz (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Daniel Mattingly (Political Science)
Senior Lecturer Pauline Lin (East Asian Languages & Literatures)
Lecturers Abigail Coplin, Leland Rogers, Holly Stephens, Dominik Wallner
Senior Lector II Seungja Choi
Senior Lectors Hsiu-hsien Chan, Min Chen, Koichi Hiroe, Angela Lee-Smith, Rongzhen Li, Ninghui Liang, Fan Liu, Yoshiko Maruyama, Michiaki Murata, Hiroyo Nishimura, Masahiko Seto, Jianhua Shen, Mari Stever, Wei Su, Haiwen Wang, Yu-lin Wang Saussy, Peisong Xu, Yongtao Zhang, William Zhou
Lectors Aoi Saito, Chuanmei Sun
Fields of Study
The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary program offering a concentrated course of study designed to provide a broad understanding of the people, history, culture, contemporary society, politics, and economy of China, Japan, or a transnational region within East Asia. This program is designed for students preparing to go on to the doctorate in one of the disciplines of East Asian Studies (e.g., anthropology; economics; history; history of art; language and literature, including comparative literature, film studies, and theater studies; political science; sociology; etc.), as well as for those students seeking a terminal M.A. degree before entering the business world, the media, government service, or a professional school.
Course of Study for the M.A. Degree
The East Asian Studies graduate program is designed to be completed in either a one-year or a two-year track. The two-year track requires the preparation of a master’s thesis and is therefore ideal for students who are keen to pursue focused, independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. It also provides students with an opportunity to pursue additional disciplinary and language training. Students who enter the two-year track with a strong command of one East Asian language will be encouraged to consider beginning a second (or third) language.
In general, students focus their course work on the study of China, Japan, or transnational East Asia. Some students may prefer to focus their course work on one or two disciplines, in addition to language study and courses focused on East Asia. Others may create a highly interdisciplinary program, taking courses in traditional disciplines such as history, literature, political science, art history, or anthropology, as well as in Yale’s professional schools.
Applicants to the East Asian Studies graduate program must indicate on their application whether they are applying to the one-year or the two-year track.
Requirements for the M.A. Degree: One-Year Track
The program of study for completion of the degree on the one-year track consists of eight term courses that must include two terms of language study at or above Yale’s third-year level (unless the language requirement has already been met through previous study or native fluency), plus six other courses selected from the University’s offerings of advanced language study and seminars related to East Asia at the graduate level. For those who meet the language requirement at matriculation, two of the required eight courses may be advanced training in a particular discipline (e.g., economics, history, political theory, statistics, etc.) with no explicit focus on East Asia, but related to the student’s professional goals. The course of study must be approved by the director of graduate studies (DGS).
Students must earn two Honors grades (“H”) over the course of their two terms at Yale. Honors grades earned in any language course cannot be counted toward satisfying this requirement, except with the permission of the DGS.
Requirements for the M.A. Degree: Two-Year Track
The program of study for completion of the degree on the two-year track consists of sixteen term courses that must include four terms of language study, two terms of which must be at Yale’s fourth-year level (unless the language requirement has already been met through previous study or native fluency), plus twelve other courses selected from the University’s offerings of advanced language study and seminars related to East Asia at the graduate level. Students who have achieved advanced proficiency in one East Asian language are strongly encouraged to pursue study of a second East Asian language, but for those who have met the language requirement in one language at matriculation, two of the required sixteen courses may be advanced training in a particular discipline (e.g., economics, history, political theory, statistics, etc.) with no explicit focus on East Asia, but related to the student’s professional goals. The course of study must be approved by the director of graduate studies (DGS).
Students must earn four Honors grades (“H”) over the course of their four terms at Yale. Honors grades earned in any language course cannot be counted toward satisfying this requirement, except with the permission of the DGS. A master’s thesis is also required.
A master’s thesis is required of students enrolled in the two-year degree program. The master’s thesis is based on research in a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member with specialized competence in the chosen topic. M.A. students must register for EAST 900, which may count toward the sixteen required courses. EAST 900 may not be taken for audit. Students may register for an additional independent study to prepare topics and begin research. The master’s thesis must be prepared according to CEAS guidelines and is due in two copies in the student’s second year on an early-May date as specified by CEAS.
The Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) collaborates with three of Yale’s professional schools—Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, and Public Health—and has developed joint-degree programs that offer a strong connection between two demanding courses of study while also fulfilling the requirements of each separate school. Only students enrolled in the two-year track of the East Asian Studies M.A. degree program are eligible for a joint degree.
Each joint program leads to the simultaneous award of two graduate professional degrees: the M.A. in East Asian Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an M.F., M.E.M., M.E.Sc., M.F.S., J.D., or M.P.H. from the relevant professional school. Students can earn the two degrees simultaneously in less time than if they were pursued sequentially.
With the exception of the joint M.A./J.D. program, which requires four years, completion of all requirements takes three years. Typically candidates spend the first year in one program and the second year in the partner program. During the third and final year of study, students register in one program each term. Joint-degree students are guided in this process by a committee composed of the DGS and a faculty member of the relevant professional school.
Candidates must submit formal applications to both the Graduate School and the relevant professional school and be admitted separately to each school, i.e., each school makes its decision independently. It is highly recommended that students apply to and enter a joint-degree program from the outset, although it is possible to apply to the second program once matriculated at Yale.
Program materials are available upon request to the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; e-mail, email@example.com; website, ceas.yale.edu. Applications are available online at gsas.yale.edu/admission-graduate-school; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAST 575a/ANTH 575a, Hubs, Mobilities, and Global Cities Helen Siu, Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer
EAST 596a/SOCY 596a, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China Deborah Davis
EAST 900a or b, Master’s Thesis
EAST 910a or b, Independent Study
European and Russian Studies
- 332 Luce Hall, 203.432.3423
Francesca Trivellato (email@example.com)
Director of Graduate Studies
Bruce Gordon (334 Luce, 203.432.3423, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professors Bruce Ackerman (Law), Julia Adams (Sociology), Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Vladimir Alexandrov (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Dudley Andrew (Film & Media Studies), Seyla Benhabib (Political Science), Dirk Bergemann (Economics), R. Howard Bloch (French), Paul Bracken (Management), David Bromwich (English), Paul Bushkovitch (History), David Cameron (Political Science), Francesco Casetti (Humanities; Film & Media Studies), Katerina Clark (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Mirjan Damaška (Emeritus, Law), Carolyn Dean (History), Carlos Eire (History), Paul Franks (Philosophy), Paul Freedman (History), Bryan Garsten (Political Science), John Geanakoplos (Economics), Harvey Goldblatt (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Bruce Gordon (Divinity; History; Religious Studies), Philip Gorski (Sociology), Timothy Guinnane (Economics), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), David Scott Kastan (English), Paul Kennedy (History), John MacKay (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Lawrence Manley (English), Ivan Marcus (History), Millicent Marcus (Italian), Stefanie Markovits (English), Robert Nelson (History of Art), Paul North (German), Steven Pincus (History), David Quint (English), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Law), Maurice Samuels (French), Frank Snowden (History), Timothy Snyder (History), Alec Stone Sweet (Law), Peter Swenson (Political Science), Francesca Trivellato (History), Katie Trumpener (Comparative Literature), Miroslav Volf (Divinity), Kirk Wetters (German), James Whitman (History), Keith Wrightson (History)
Associate Professors Molly Brunson (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Karuna Mantena (Political Science), Douglas Rogers (Anthropology), Marci Shore (History)
Assistant Professors Jennifer Allen (History), Marijeta Bozovic (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Isaac Nakhimovsky (History), Ayesha Ramachandran (Comparative Literature)
Senior Lectors Irina Dolgova (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Krystyna Illakowicz (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Maria Kaliambou (Hellenic Studies), Rita Lipson (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Constantine Muravnik (Slavic Languages & Literatures), George Syrimis (Hellenic Studies), Julia Titus (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Karen von Kunes (Slavic Languages & Literatures)
The European Studies Council promotes research programs about Europe’s culture, history, and current affairs. The geographical scope of the council’s activities extends from Ireland to Italy, and from Portugal to the lands of the former Soviet Union. The council’s definition of Europe transcends conventional divisions between Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, and includes the Balkans and Russia. The U.S. Department of Education has repeatedly designated the council a National Resource Center and a FLAS Center under its HEA Title VI program.
The council administers an M.A. program in European and Russian Studies. This M.A. program is unusual in its embrace of the entire spectrum of European nations and cultures. Its requirements allow students to choose a particular national or thematic focus, geared to their individual interests and language skills, but also ensure that students acquaint themselves with the traditions and issues associated with the other parts of Europe. Students specializing in Russia and Eastern Europe, for example, will concentrate their efforts in that area, but will also take courses that address Europe-wide problems or the countries of Central or Western Europe. The program is suited both to students who wish to pursue further academic studies and to students whose interests are policy-oriented.
Fields of Study
European languages and literatures; economics; history; political science; law; music; sociology and other social sciences.
Special Requirements for the M.A. Degree
When applying to the program, students will specify as an area of primary concentration either (1) Russia and Eastern Europe, or (2) Central and Western Europe. All students must complete sixteen term courses (or their equivalent) in the various fields related to European and Russian studies. E&RS 900, Europe: Who, What, When, Where?, is required in addition to the sixteen courses and should be taken in the first year of the program. E&RS 900 is taken as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and may not be taken for audit.
Students are required to take at least one course in at least three of the four fields relevant to the program, that is, history (including history of art, history of science, and history of music), literature, social sciences, and law. Students can fulfill this three-field requirement by taking Europe-related graduate-level courses from across the University. One of the sixteen term courses may be taken for audit. With special approval under certain circumstances, a course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory may count as one of the sixteen required courses. For students focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, two of the sixteen required courses (excluding language courses) must concern the nations of Central and Western Europe. Conversely, for those focusing on Central and Western Europe, two courses must concern Russia and Eastern Europe.
For the purposes of this program, language courses in European languages count toward the sixteen required courses, even though they have undergraduate course numbers and undergraduate grade modes. If a student takes a language course to fulfill the 16-credit degree requirement, the language course may not be taken for audit. Students with previous language preparation may in certain cases receive documentation of their language proficiency on the basis of this work. By the time the degree is completed, all students must demonstrate at least L4 proficiency in two modern European languages other than English. Those wishing to focus on Russia and Eastern Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of Russian or an Eastern European language; those focusing on Central and Western Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of one of the appropriate languages. In all cases, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in two European languages by the end of the third term at Yale. The only exception to this rule is completion of the appropriate full sequence of Yale language classes, certified by the Yale instructor or the director of graduate studies (DGS). Students who wish to take Yale department examinations in French, German, Italian, Spanish, or other West European languages should register for a complete examination (with reading, oral, and grammar portions) with the appropriate Yale department. Students with Russian competence must receive the grade of 1+ or higher on the ACTFL/ETS Rating Scale as administered by the Slavic Languages and Literatures department at Yale, including reading, oral, and grammar portions. Students with competence in an East European language (such as Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian, and others by special arrangement) or other European languages must take Yale department-administered examinations.
In all cases, students will comply with the Policies and Regulations of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, especially regarding degree requirements and academic standing.
Through agreements negotiated by the MacMillan Center, the European Studies Council offers joint master’s degrees with the Law School, the School of Management, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and the School of Public Health. Application for admission must be made to both the Graduate School and the applicable professional school, with notation made on each application that this is to be considered for the joint-degree program. Refer to macmillan.yale.edu/academic-programs/joint-degree-programs and contact the European Studies DGS for up-to-date information.
The Master’s Thesis
A master’s thesis is required. The master’s thesis is based on research in a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member with specialized competence in the chosen topic. M.A. students must register for E&RS 950, which may count toward the sixteen required courses. E&RS 950 may not be taken for audit. Students may register for one additional independent study to prepare topics and begin research. The master’s thesis must be prepared according to department guidelines and is due in two copies in the student’s second year on an early-April date as specified by the council.
Program materials are available upon request to the European Studies Council, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206.
E&RS 511a/GLBL 693a, United States and Russian Relations since the End of the Cold War Thomas Graham
E&RS 512b, Case Studies in Russian Foreign Policy Thomas Graham
E&RS 900a, Europe: Who, What, When, Where? Bruce Gordon
E&RS 940a or b, Independent Study
E&RS 950a or b, Master’s Thesis
Latin American and Iberian Studies
- 232 Luce Hall, 203.432.3420
- Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies
Susan Stokes (email@example.com)
Professors Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Ned Blackhawk (History; American Studies), Richard Burger (Anthropology), Hazel Carby (African American Studies; American Studies), Carlos Eire (History; Religious Studies), Eduardo Fernandez-Duque (Anthropology), Paul Freedman (History), Roberto González Echevarría (Spanish & Portuguese; Comparative Literature), Aníbal González-Pérez (Spanish & Portuguese), K. David Jackson (Spanish & Portuguese), Gilbert Joseph (History), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Daniel Markovits (Law), Mary Miller (History of Art), Stephen Pitti (History), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Law; Political Science), Alicia Schmidt Camacho (American Studies), Stuart Schwartz (History), Susan Stokes (Political Science), Robert Thompson (Emeritus, History of Art), Noël Valis (Spanish & Portuguese), Frederick Wherry (Sociology), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)
Associate Professors Rodrigo Canales (Management), Ana De La O Torres (Political Science), Moira Fradinger (Comparative Literature)
Assistant Professors Ryan Bennett (Linguistics), Oswaldo Chinchilla (Anthropology), Marcela Echeverri (History), Anne Eller (History), Leslie Harkema (Spanish & Portuguese), Seth Jacobowitz (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Albert Laguna (American Studies), Dixa Ramirez (American Studies)
Senior Lectors and Lectors (Spanish & Portuguese) Sybil Alexandrov, Marta Almeida, Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique, Mercedes Carreras, Ame Cividanes, Fabiana DePaula, Sebastián Díaz, María de la Paz García, María Jordán, Rosamaría León, Juliana Ramos-Ruano, Lissette Reymundi, Maria-Lourdes Sabé Colom, Terry Seymour, Margherita Tortora, Sonia Valle
Others Jane Edwards (Associate Dean, Yale College), Jana Krentz (Curator, Latin American Collection, Library), Florencia Montagnini (Senior Research Scientist, Forestry & Environmental Studies), Nancy Ruther (Visiting Fellow in Higher Education and International Affairs)
A variety of Latin American Studies options are available for graduate students in history and other humanities disciplines, the social sciences, and the professional schools. Latin American area course offerings are available in twenty-five disciplines with distinct strengths in Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Spanish and Portuguese. Latin Americanist faculty specialize in the Andes (Burger), Brazil (Jackson, Jacobowitz, Schwartz), the Caribbean (Carby, Echeverri, Eller, Thompson), Central America (Chinchilla, Joseph, Miller, Wood), Colombia (Echeverri), Costa Rica (Wherry), Cuba (Laguna), Mexico (Canales, De La O Torres, Joseph, Miller, Pitti, Schmidt Camacho), and the Southern Cone (Fradinger, Stokes). F&ES faculty (Ashton, Bell, Berlyn, Clark, Dove, Geballe, Gentry, Mendelsohn, Montagnini) have tropical research interests or participate in educational exchanges with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Latin American content courses are also offered in the Schools of Law, Management, and Public Health.
Students may pursue the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies in conjunction with graduate degree programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. To complete the certificate, candidates must demonstrate expertise in the area through their major graduate or professional field, as well as show command of the diverse interdisciplinary, geographic, cultural, and linguistic approaches associated with expertise in Latin America or Iberia.
Admission is contingent on the candidate’s acceptance into a Yale graduate degree program, and award of the certificate, beyond fulfilling the relevant requirements, requires the successful completion of the candidate’s Yale University degree program. Active participation in the council’s extracurricular and research programs and seminars is also strongly encouraged.
Limited financial resources, such as the LAIS Summer Research grants and Tinker Field Research grants, are available to graduate and professional school students for summer research. Information on grants is available at yalecommunityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx.
Specific Requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Concentration
Language proficiency The equivalent of two years’ study of one language and one year of the other, normally Spanish and Portuguese. Less frequently taught languages, such as Nahuatl, Quechua, or Haitian Creole, may also be considered for meeting this requirement.
Course work Six graduate courses in at least two different disciplines. No more than four courses may count in any one discipline.
Geographical and disciplinary coverage At least two countries and two languages must be included in the course work or thesis.
Research A major graduate course research paper or thesis that demonstrates the ability to use field resources, ideally in one or more languages of the region, normally with a focus on a comparative or regional topic rather than a single country.
The certificate adviser of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies will assist graduate students in designing a balanced and coordinated curriculum. The council will provide course lists and other useful materials.
Academic Resources of the Council
The council supplements the graduate curriculum with annual lecture and film series, special seminars, and conferences that bring visiting scholars and experts to campus. The council also serves as a communications and information center for a vast variety of enriching events in Latin American studies sponsored by the other departments, schools, and independent groups at Yale. It is a link between Yale and Latin American centers in other universities, and between Yale and educational programs in Latin America and Iberia.
The Latin American Collection of the University library has approximately 556,000 volumes printed in Latin America, plus newspapers and microfilms, CD-ROMs, films, sound recordings, and maps. The library’s Latin American Manuscript Collection is one of the finest in the United States for unpublished documents for the study of Latin American history. Having the oldest among the major Latin American collections in the United States, Yale offers research opportunities unavailable elsewhere.
For more information about the Graduate Certificate, contact the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; 203.432.3420.
Middle East Studies
- 346 Rosenkranz Hall, 203.436.2553
- Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies
Kishwar Rizvi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professors Abbas Amanat (History), Harold Attridge (Divinity), Gerhard Böwering (Religious Studies), John J. Collins (Divinity), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Stephen Davis (Religious Studies), Owen Fiss (Emeritus, Law), Steven Fraade (Religious Studies), Eckart Frahm (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Frank Griffel (Religious Studies), Dimitri Gutas (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Christine Hayes (Religious Studies), Hannan Hever (Comparative Literature), Frank Hole (Emeritus, Anthropology), Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology), Anthony Kronman (Law), J.G. Manning (Classics), Ivan Marcus (History), Alan Mikhail (History), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Robert Nelson (History of Art), Maurice Samuels (French), Lamin Sanneh (Divinity), Shawkat Toorawa (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Harvey Weiss (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Robert Wilson (Divinity)
Associate Professors Zareena Grewal (American Studies), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), Mark Lazenby (Nursing), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)
Assistant Professors Rosie Bsheer (History), Thomas Connolly (French), Robyn Creswell (Comparative Literature), Narges Erami (Anthropology), Jill Jarvis (History), Travis Zadeh (Religious Studies)
Senior Lecturers and Lecturers Karla Britton (Architecture), Karen Foster (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; History of Art), Tolga Köker (Economics), Emma Sky (Global Affairs), Kathryn Slanski (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)
Senior Lectors (I, II) and Lectors Sarab Al Ani (Arabic), Muhammad Aziz (Arabic), Jonas Elbousty (Arabic), Shiri Goren (Hebrew), Dina Roginsky (Hebrew), Farkhondeh Shayesteh (Persian), Orit Yeret (Hebrew)
Librarians and Curators Roberta Dougherty (Near East Collection), Agnete Wisti Lassen (Babylonian Collection), Susan Matheson (Ancient Art, Yale Art Gallery), Nanette Stahl (Judaica Collection)
The Council on Middle East Studies is part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. The council brings together faculty and students sharing an interest in the Middle East by sponsoring conferences, discussions, films, and lecture series by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities. It also administers research projects in a variety of Middle East-related areas.
In addition to the resources of the individual departments, Yale’s library system has much to offer the student interested in Middle East studies. Of particular note are the collections of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, as well as large holdings on the medieval and modern Middle East.
The Council on Middle East Studies administers the Middle East Studies National Resource Center at Yale, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under HEA Title VI. As a National Resource Center, the council supports a number of projects and activities, including summer- and academic-year language fellowships and an extensive outreach program.
The council also offers a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies. Students with an interest in the Middle East should first apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology, and then apply for the graduate certificate of concentration no later than the beginning of their penultimate term of study.
Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Modern Middle East Studies
The certificate represents acknowledgment of substantial preparation in Middle East Studies, both in the student’s major graduate or professional field and also in terms of the disciplinary and geographical diversity required by the council for recognized competency in the field of Middle East Studies. As language and culture are the core of the area studies concept, students are required to attain or demonstrate language proficiency.
- 1. Language proficiency: the equivalent of two years of study at a passing grade in one of the four languages of the Middle East—Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.
- 2. Course work: six graduate courses in at least two different disciplines. No more than four courses may count in any one discipline. Included in these six courses must be an introductory Middle East history course, such as State and Society and Culture in the Middle East (taken with special supplemental graduate readings and assignments), and a foundations course, such as Culture and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East (ANTH 538).
- 3. Interdisciplinary coverage: both courses and any research project undertaken in lieu of a course must reflect experience of at least two disciplines.
- 4. Research: a major graduate course research paper, dissertation prospectus, dissertation, or thesis that demonstrates ability to use field resources, ideally in one or more languages of the region.
For more information on the Graduate Certificate and inquiries about Middle East Studies, contact the Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; email@example.com.
South Asian Studies
- 210 Luce Hall, 203.436.3517
A. Mushfiq Mobarak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professors Tim Barringer (History of Art), Michael Dove (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Phyllis Granoff (Religious Studies), Inderpal Grewal (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Alan Mikhail (History), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Anthropology), Shyam Sunder (School of Management), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science)
Associate Professors Nihal DeLanerolle (School of Medicine), Mayur Desai (Public Health), Zareena Grewal (American Studies; Religious Studies), Karuna Mantena (Political Science), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art)
Assistant Professors Rohit De (History), Daniel Keniston (Economics)
Senior Lecturer Geetanjali Singh Chanda (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies)
Lecturer Carol Carpenter (Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Senior Lectors David Brick (Sanskrit), Seema Khurana (Hindi), Swapna Sharma (Hindi)
Students with an interest in South Asian Studies should apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Economics, or Religious Studies. The South Asian Studies Council is part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. It has been organized to provide guidance to graduate students who desire to use the resources of the departments of the University that offer South Asia-related courses.
The South Asian Studies Council aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in South Asia, and it supplements the curriculum with seminars, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities.
Language instruction is offered in Hindi and Sanskrit. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in South Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support.
For information and program materials, contact the South Asian Studies Council, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; or visit our website, southasia.macmillan.yale.edu
HNDI 510a, Elementary Hindi
HNDI 520b, Elementary Hindi II
HNDI 530a, Intermediate Hindi I Swapna Sharma, Seema Khurana
HNDI 532a, Accelerated Hindi I Swapna Sharma
HNDI 540b, Intermediate Hindi II Seema Khurana, Swapna Sharma
HNDI 542b, Accelerated Hindi II Swapna Sharma
HNDI 550a, Advanced Hindi Seema Khurana
HNDI 598b, Advanced Tutorial Swapna Sharma
SAST 559b/RLST 565b, Buddhist Traditions of Mind and Meditation Andrew Quintman
SAST 567a/RLST 583a, Visual Worlds of Himalayan Buddhism Andrew Quintman
SKRT 510a/LING 515a, Introductory Sanskrit I David Brick
SKRT 520b/LING 525b, Introductory Sanskrit II David Brick
SKRT 530a/LING 538a, Intermediate Sanskrit I David Brick
SKRT 540b/LING 548b, Intermediate Sanskrit II David Brick
SKRT 550a, Advanced Sanskrit: DharmasastraDavid Brick
Southeast Asia Studies
Michael Dove (email@example.com)
Professors Michael Dove (Forestry & Environmental Studies), J. Joseph Errington (Anthropology), Benedict Kiernan (History), James Scott (Political Science), Frederick Wherry (Sociology), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)
Associate Professor Erik Harms (Anthropology)
Lecturers and Lectors (I, II) Dinny Risri Aletheiani (Southeast Asian Languages), Carol Carpenter (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Amity Doolittle (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Quang Phu Van (Southeast Asian Languages), Indriyo Sukmono (Southeast Asian Languages)
Curators Ruth Barnes (Indo-Pacific Art, Yale Art Gallery), Richard Richie (Southeast Asia Collection, Yale University Library)
Yale does not offer higher degrees in Southeast Asia Studies. Instead, students apply for admission to one of the regular degree-granting departments and turn to the Council on Southeast Asia Studies for guidance regarding the development of their special area interest, courses outside their department, and instruction in Southeast Asian languages related to their research interest. Faculty members of the SEAS council are available to serve as Ph.D. advisers and committee members. The council aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in Southeast Asia and contributes to the graduate and undergraduate curriculum with language courses, an annual seminar series, periodic conferences, cultural events, and special lectures.
Yale offers extensive library and research collections on Southeast Asia in Sterling Memorial Library, the Economic Growth Center, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Human Relations Area Files. Further information on library resources is available from Richard Richie, Curator, Southeast Asia Collection, Sterling Memorial Library (203.432.1858, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Language instruction is offered to graduate and undergraduate students in two Southeast Asian languages, Indonesian and Vietnamese. The council supports language tables and independent study or tutoring in other Southeast Asian languages through the Directed Independent Language Study Program or by special arrangement. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in Southeast Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support.
For information on program activities and participating faculty, contact the Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; email@example.com; or visit our website, cseas.yale.edu.
Courses in Indonesian and Vietnamese languages at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels are listed in Yale College Programs of Study.
INDN 570a or b, Readings in Indonesian Indriyo Sukmono, Dinny Risri Aletheiani
VIET 570a or b, Readings in Vietnamese Quang Phu Van