Enrollment for Summer School 2018 is Open!

April 10, 2018

Enrollment for 2018 Summer School and Maymester courses opened on March 19th. For information on AAAD’s Summer School courses, please visit https://aaad.unc.edu/course-information/summer-school-2018/.

March 28, 2018 Colloquium

March 28, 2018

“A Corporate Plantation Reading Public: Labor, Literacy, and Diaspora in the Global Black South,” presented by Dr. Jarvis McInnis, Duke University Dept. of English Wednesday, March 28, 2018  |  11:15a – 12:15p Location TBD

February 28, 2018 Colloquium

February 28, 2018

 The Role of Women Artists in Nigerian Contemporary Art presented by Francine Kola-Bankole, UNC Department of Art History Wednesday, February 28, 2018   |   11:15a – 12:15p Battle Hall 109

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

January 17, 2018 Colloquium

January 17, 2018

Cathy Cohen’s (1999) theory of secondary marginialization helps to explain why the needs of some members of Black communities are not prioritized on “the” Black political agenda; indeed, some groups are ignored altogether as mainstream Black public opinion shifts to the right (Tate 2010). However, the increasingly vocal Black Lives Matter Movement calls for an intersectional approach to Black politics. This movement was founded by queer, Black women, and its platform requires its participants to take seriously the notion that since Black communities are diverse (i.e. family structure, gender, sexuality, immigration status), so are the needs of its members. To what extent has the attention brought to intersectionality influenced the political attitudes, policy preferences, and opinions of average Black citizens? This project analyzes data from the 2016 Collaborative Multi-Racial Post-Election Survey (CMPS), which includes a sample of 3000 Blacks to answer this question. It assess whether and the extent to which Blacks not only support the Black Lives Matter Movement but also whether its call for careful consideration of queer, transgender, ex-felon, and undocumented, immigrant Blacks has been mainstreamed.

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