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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AADS Faculty host documentary film screening and public conversation

AADS faculty members, Dr. Omar H. Ali and Dr. Cerise L. Glenn were among faculty from UNCG and Wake Forest University, that…


AADS Alumna Itane Coleman on UNCG’s new Alumni Podcast

AADS alumna Itane Coleman ‘17 takes part in UNCG’s new alumni podcast, Spartans Speak. The podcast is hosted by the UNCG GOLD…


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!

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