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African, African American and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to the study of the histories, cultures, and realities lived by people of African descent the world over.


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  • Fall 2024 Course Registration now open!

    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

    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)

      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!

    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 …