AADS Mission

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) advances the university’s commitment to diverse perspectives and inclusive learning environments through course offerings, programming, and community engagement. It fosters interdisciplinary study for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students by examining how people of African descent have shaped our world. As a program located in a city with a history of Black sociopolitical movements, we provide a forum to engage the complexities of Black life across African diasporas.

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Dr. Ali receives 2018 Dean’s Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusiveness

Congratulations to AADS Professor and Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, Dr. Omar H. Ali, recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Award for…


AADS Faculty host lectures, discussions, and CACE Conference events for Black History Month

Black History Month events include a lecture by Dr. Frank Woods, the 2018 CACE Conference, and many other events!


Dr. Ali publishes in Harvard’s ReVista on Afro-Latin America

Omar H. Ali is Dean of Lloyd International Honors College and Professor of Global and Comparative African Diaspora History at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


AADS Alumni wins prestigious dissertation award

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has named AADS program alumni Charles L. Chavis Jr. as the recipient of the 2017-18 SREB Dissertation Award.

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