MacMillan Center


Photograph of a historic handwritten ledger related to slavery

The Yale & Slavery research project was led by David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale’s MacMillan Center. 

Jing Tsu

Jing Tsu, a cultural historian and literary scholar of modern China, was recently appointed the Jonathan D. Spence Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Literatures, effective immediately.

Nana Osei Quarshie, Erika Valdivieso, Ian Turner, and Meryem Ezgi Yalçın

The award recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research. All four faculty members are affiliated with the MacMillan Center’s area studies councils or global programs...

During a trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in central Kenya, Yale's Veronica Waweru noticed rows of shallow pits drilled into rock where she believes ancient people played a version of the game Mancala, a two-player, strategy-based board game still played across the world today. (Photos courtesy of Veronica Waweru)

Research by paleoanthropolgist Veronica Waweru, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, demonstrates the power of drawing on local knowledge to inform scholarship. 

The Mexican Flag against a blue sky, with the COMEXUS and Yale CLAIS logos.

The Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, a program of the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), was established in 2016 with the aim of enhancing awareness of Mexico and its bilateral relationship with...

In the Media

Yale News
Tina Lu is Colonel John Trumbull Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Head of Pauli Murray College and Member of the Council on East Asian Studies
The Economist
A new study by Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale Daniel Mattingly shows how and where China's message resonates.