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Summer School 2019 Registration is Open

April 18, 2019

Enrollment for 2019 Summer School and Maymester courses opened on March 19th. For information on AAAD’s Summer School courses, please visit

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Professor Kenneth Janken Awarded the 2017 Clarendon Award

April 18, 2017

AAAD Professor Kenneth Janken has been awarded the 2017 Clarendon Award for his book, The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s   “The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in Wilmington, NC, makes its … Read more

Embark Carolina is LIVE!

June 17, 2016

        Embark Carolina is a new, dynamic resource in the university’s effort to open access to global opportunities so that more diverse students can pursue more diverse experiences. Explore the Global Guide to help you find an … Read more

15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

January 28, 2016

15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration Saturday, January 30 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free! Over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, authors, artists, chefs, and more will help kick off Black History Month and our celebration of African American heritage and culture. This year’s theme … Read more