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

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 … Continued

2017 AAAD Graduation Celebration

May 10, 2017

We will be recognizing the AAAD graduating Majors during this year’s Commencement Ceremony, which will take place on May 10, 2017. The Department will send more information to AAAD graduating Majors closer to the Ceremony date.

April 19th Colloquium

April 19, 2017

“Afrofuturism and Afro-German Literature,” presented by Priscilla Layne, UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures   Wednesday, April 19th  |  11:15a – 12:15p Graham Memorial, Room 038

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 … Continued

Enroll in AAAD Summer School Courses Now!

April 12, 2017

AAAD is offering a number of interesting and dynamic courses in the 2017 Maymester and in Summer Sessions I & II. The courses are offered at a variety of times, and may fulfill degree requirements. Check with your academic adviser … Continued

2017 Global Africana Conference

April 6, 2017

The Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference will bring together a panel of Black Feminism scholars, and will feature keynote speakers Faye V. Harrison and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please join us!

Workshop on Ugandan Instruments with James Isabirye

March 24, 2017

Visiting Ugandan folklorist and musician, James Isabirye, will be demonstrating Ugandan traditional instruments, such as the embaire xylophone, and discussing their traditional and modern social contexts. This free event is public, and participants will have opportunities to examine and play the instruments. Isabirye, one of Uganda’s foremost experts on traditional music, has served as an advisor to UNESCO, as well as to the global music internet project “Singing Wells”.