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Fall 2024 Course Registration now open!

April 26, 2024

Please check out the AAAD courses that are being offered in Fall 2024. Our course catalog features information about over three dozen classes that cover a wide range of topics concerning African, African American, and Diaspora history, arts, politics, languages, … Read more

New Faculty Publications (Spring 2024): S. Hudani’s Master Plans and Minor Acts; also, S. Camara & M. Mwamzandi (co-editors), African Languages, Literatures, and Postcolonial Modernity

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to AAAD faculty member Shakirah Hudani regarding the recent publication of her monograph, Master Plans and Minor Acts: Repairing the City in Post-Genocide Rwanda (University of Chicago Press). Also, congratulations to AAAD faculty members Samba Camara and Mohamed Mwamzandi …

*NOW AVAILABLE*: Global Africana Review (8th edition)

March 22, 2024

  The Global Africana Review is the Department’s academic journal comprised of UNC undergraduate students’ research. The inaugural issue was launched in Spring 2017. An electronic version of the journal can be found in the Carolina Digital Repository, along with …

AAAD is excited to welcome its newest faculty member! Introducing Professor Nadia Mosquera Muriel!

January 20, 2024

Professor Mosquera Muriel joined the department in January 2024 as an assistant professor and as the Anthony Harrington Fellow. She specializes in Afro-Latin American social movements and structural inequalities at the intersection of race, class, and gender, with a focus …

*NOW AVAILABLE*: Africana Public Interest Journal (Volume 1)

August 9, 2023

The Department is proud to announce the publication of the inaugural volume of the Africana Public Interest Journal (APIJ_Journal_2023). Comprised of articles written by AAAD faculty members and other scholars, this occasional journal features a range of important studies concerning …

*NOW AVAILABLE*: Linkages newsletter (2022-23 edition)

July 1, 2023

Linkages is the newsletter of the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies. It is published annually and showcases the work and activities of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni. 2022-23 Linkages (most recent) 2020-22 Linkages 2014-20 Linkages

*NOW AVAILABLE*: Global Africana Review (7th edition)

March 24, 2023

The Global Africana Review is the Department’s academic journal comprised of UNC undergraduate students’ research. The inaugural issue was launched in Spring 2017. An electronic version of the journal can be found in the Carolina Digital Repository, along with previous …

Congratulations to Prof. Kenneth Janken, winner of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement

October 28, 2022

Kenneth Janken receives George Johnson Prize, recognition for distinguished achievement November 3, 2022 | Kristen Chavez Kenneth Janken, professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, is the 2022 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by … Read more

*Latest COVID-19 Update (7-29-2022)*

August 1, 2022

Dear Carolina Community, We are excited to welcome you back to campus for the Fall 2022 semester. This marks the start of the third academic year that has been impacted by COVID-19, and our understanding of the virus is greater … Read more