2017 AAAD Commencement Ceremony & Dinner

May 10, 2017

We will be recognizing the AAAD graduating Majors during this year’s Commencement Ceremony, which will take place on May 10, 2017. The Department will send more information to AAAD graduating Majors closer to the Ceremony date.

April 19th Colloquium

April 19, 2017

“Afrofuturism and Afro-German Literature,” presented by Priscilla Layne, UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures   Wednesday, April 19th  |  11:15a – 12:15p Graham Memorial, Room 038

2017 Global Africana Conference

April 6, 2017

The Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference will bring together a panel of Black Feminism scholars, and will feature keynote speakers Faye V. Harrison and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please join us!

Workshop on Ugandan Instruments with James Isabirye

March 24, 2017

Visiting Ugandan folklorist and musician, James Isabirye, will be demonstrating Ugandan traditional instruments, such as the embaire xylophone, and discussing their traditional and modern social contexts. This free event is public, and participants will have opportunities to examine and play the instruments. Isabirye, one of Uganda’s foremost experts on traditional music, has served as an advisor to UNESCO, as well as to the global music internet project “Singing Wells”.

March 7th Colloquium

March 7, 2017

“The Processing of Third Person Singular -s by African American English Speaking Second Graders: Implications for Early Educational Achievement,” presented by J. Michael Terry, UNC Department of Linguistics   Tuesday, March 7th  | 12:00 – 1:00p Phillips Hall, Room 212 … Continued

March 3rd Colloquium

March 3, 2017

“African Clothing and Textiles at the Intersection of Cultures,” presented by Victoria Rovine, UNC Department of Art & Art History   Friday, March 3rd  |  11:15a – 12:15p Graham Memorial, Room 213

March 1st Colloquium

March 1, 2017

In recent years the American public has become aware of the role that social media has played in galvanizing the Black Lives Matter Movement. But very few are aware of the similarly critical role that the mid-Twentieth Century Black Press played in spurring the modern Civil Rights Movement forward. This talk will examine a key figure from this early history.

February 22nd Colloquium

February 22, 2017

“Formative Research to Develop an HIV Self-Testing Intervention Among Networks of Men in Tanzania,” presented by Donaldson Conserve, UNC Gillings School of Public Health   Wednesday, February 22nd  |  11:15a – 12:15p Carolina Hall, Room 204