| African American & African Diaspora Studies

congrats from our faculty

Congratulations Class of 2020-2021!

Posted on May 7, 2021

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

CACE Conference Featured in UNCG News

Posted on February 13, 2020

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

Cerise Glenn

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

Posted on March 22, 2019

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

Posted on March 22, 2019

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

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

Posted on March 22, 2019

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. 

Dr. Omar H. Ali published new article on ‘Teaching Africa in World History’

Posted on March 22, 2019

Dr. Omar H. Ali’s recently published article ‘Teaching Africa in World History: Painting Scenes, Performing Stories, Creating Conversation’ demonstrates the […]


Professor Michael D. Cauthen published article on ‘The Race and Intelligence Debate’

Posted on March 22, 2019

Professor Michael D. Cauthen recently published an article entitled ‘The Race and Intelligence Debate: An Epistemic Crisis in Method and […]

AADS Now Accepting Submissions for CACE 2019

Posted on November 7, 2018

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program invites abstracts and panel proposals to be submitted for its 2019 Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Experience (CACE), to be held Feb. 26-27.

Dr. Omar Ali, Rhiannon Giddens, and Francensco Turris Discuss “Mixing and Re-Mixing the African Diaspora and Islamic World.”

Posted on September 26, 2018

On Sept. 10, AADS faculty member and Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College, Dr. Omar H. Ali joined Grammy […]

Dr. Brian McGowan leads Conversation on Issues Impacting Black College Students

Posted on September 26, 2018

On September 19, Dr. Brian McGowan, AADS Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education department, […]