N’Kosi Oates is a graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Religion program at Yale Divinity School. His research interests include 20th century United States intellectual history, African American history since 1865, religion, and social movements. His master’s thesis traces the development of black existentialism within the Black Panther Party. He earned his BA with distinction in Political Science and Communications from the University of Delaware. Oates also serves as a Graduate Affiliate at Davenport College.