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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 …

Reception for Professor Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

April 18, 2024

The department will celebrate the career and life of Professor Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja during a retirement reception in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The event will last from 1-3pm, and remarks will be offered at 1:30pm. RSVP … Read more

African Language Fair, 2-4pm, 4003 FedEx Bldg.

March 25, 2024

Please join us for the African Language Fair, 2-4pm, March 27, in the FedEx Building, Room 4003. This is our annual celebration of the cultural richness and linguistic diversity of Africa and its diasporas. This event will include student performances, … Read more

*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 …

2024 McNeil African American History Month Lecture

February 21, 2024

The Department is honored to cosponsor the 2024 McNeil African American History Month Lecture. This year’s speaker is Dr. Keisha N. Blain, a professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University. This event will be held in the Stone … Read more

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 …

AAAD Colloquium Series Speaker (Dr. Shakirah Hudani)

January 10, 2024

Dr. Shakirah Hudani (AAAD and City & Regional Planning, UNC-CH): “Repairing the City in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” Hitchcock Multipurpose Room (Stone Center), UNC-Chapel Hill.   Please join us in celebrating the publication of Professor Shakirah Hudani’s new book, Master Plans and … Read more