March 28, 2018 Colloquium

March 28, 2018

“A Corporate Plantation Reading Public: Labor, Literacy, and Diaspora in the Global Black South,” presented by Dr. Jarvis McInnis, Duke University Dept. of English Wednesday, March 28, 2018  |  11:15a – 12:15p Location TBD

February 28, 2018 Colloquium

February 28, 2018

 The Role of Women Artists in Nigerian Contemporary Art presented by Francine Kola-Bankole, UNC Department of Art History Wednesday, February 28, 2018   |   11:15a – 12:15p Location Battle Hall 109

AAAD Class Explores Cuba without Leaving Research Hub

February 21, 2018

  Assistant Professor Maya Berry from African, African American & Diaspora Studies worked with staff at the Davis Library Research Hub to plan virtual field trips using the Liquid Galaxy digital Earth display for students in the class Race, Gender, and Activism … Continued

January 17, 2018 Colloquium

January 17, 2018

Cathy Cohen’s (1999) theory of secondary marginialization helps to explain why the needs of some members of Black communities are not prioritized on “the” Black political agenda; indeed, some groups are ignored altogether as mainstream Black public opinion shifts to the right (Tate 2010). However, the increasingly vocal Black Lives Matter Movement calls for an intersectional approach to Black politics. This movement was founded by queer, Black women, and its platform requires its participants to take seriously the notion that since Black communities are diverse (i.e. family structure, gender, sexuality, immigration status), so are the needs of its members. To what extent has the attention brought to intersectionality influenced the political attitudes, policy preferences, and opinions of average Black citizens? This project analyzes data from the 2016 Collaborative Multi-Racial Post-Election Survey (CMPS), which includes a sample of 3000 Blacks to answer this question. It assess whether and the extent to which Blacks not only support the Black Lives Matter Movement but also whether its call for careful consideration of queer, transgender, ex-felon, and undocumented, immigrant Blacks has been mainstreamed.

Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian Women Rise Up Against Racism and Sexism

January 12, 2018

Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for their equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence, and more.     AAAD Associate Professor, Kia Caldwell, and Alvaro Jarrin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at College … Continued

Faculty Statements on Diversity

November 10, 2017

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy and by the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The Department of African, … Continued

Congratulations to Dr. Kia Caldwell on Recent Publications

July 21, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Kia Caldwell for the following recent publications:  her single-authored book,Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy,published by the University of Illinois Press; and a co-authored article titled,“Communication Between Middle SES Black Women and Health … Continued

2017 AAAD Graduation Celebration

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