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AAAD Statement on Systemic Racism and Police Violence

June 11, 2020

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies stands in solidarity with those protesting institutionalized racism, police misconduct, and all forms of discrimination that infringe upon the civil rights and human dignity of groups and individuals.  As a unit … Continued

Memorial Tribute to Dr. Perry Hall

June 8, 2020

  Students, faculty, and staff in the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies mourn the loss of Dr. Perry Hall, who passed away on April 19, 2020.  Dr. Hall served on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty for 28 … Continued

Congratulations to Dr. Maya Berry

April 24, 2020

Dr. Maya Berry is the recipient of the 2020 Provost Award for Engaged Teaching! Congratulations from all of us Dr. Berry!

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 … Continued

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