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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CACE Conference Featured in UNCG News

UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program unites many disciplines from across campus, and that cross-disciplinary work helps students,…

Cerise Glenn

Dr. Cerise L. Glenn’s special issue on First Lady Michelle Obama available online

Dr. Cerise L. Glenn’s co-edited special issue on First lady Michelle Obama is available on the Women & Language website (Volume 40 Issue 1). This coming Fall, Dr. Glenn will be co-teaching a graduate course (CST 612) on First Lady Michelle Obama with Dr. Elizabeth J. Natalle.


Dr. Frank Woods’ ‘Stories Without Words’ Exhibition

Explore pathways from the spiritual to the metaphysical through the art of AADS professor Dr. Frank Woods and NC’s visual artist, poet,…


Dr. Tara T. Green published book on Reimagining the Middle Passage

Dr. Tara T. Green recently published a book entitled:  “Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song.” Check out her feature in UNCG’s Research Magazine. 

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