Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Daphne Ann Brooks has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Duke University Press, 2006).

Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in English both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Anton M. Bennett has been named the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology. Prior to his new appointment, he served as a full professor of pharmacology and comparative medicine at Yale. He also served as director of minority affairs for the Yale Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and co-director of the Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism.

Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University in England. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in experimental pathology from New York Medical College.

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