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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congrats from our faculty

Congratulations Class of 2020-2021!

Hear messages from our faculty and see where your fellow graduates are headed to next!

Posted on May 7, 2021

Alecia Richardson: 2021-2022 Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Scholarship Recipient

Alecia Richardson is the 2021 – 2022 recipient of the AADS Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Scholarship. She is a rising senior […]

Posted on May 5, 2021

Piedmont Triad professor (Dr. Cerise L. Glenn) reflects on lessons learned from National Women’s Month

Watch AADS Affiliate and former Director Dr. Glenn’s interview with WXII: Piedmont Triad professor reflects on lessons learned from National […]

Posted on May 5, 2021