Our 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. Omar Ali bestowed high honor by French government

In March, historian Dr. Omar Ali was named Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des […]

Posted on March 12, 2021

Join the Conversation: Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times

Join Here on March 17th at 6 pm Read more about Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social […]

Posted on March 11, 2021

Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times

Womanist Ethical Rhetoric A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times EDITED BY ANNETTE D. MADLOCK AND **CERISE […]

Posted on March 11, 2021

‘Yes, and Cafe’ Podcast – Dr. Omar Ali Interview

“Yes, and” is the powerful, intentional, and creative practice of building with other people. The name comes from improvisational theater. […]

Posted on January 21, 2021

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