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UNCG students on their three-week study abroad adventure in Tanzania in 2023.

Students in Tanzania Study-Abroad Program Get Up-Close View of Life in Indian Ocean World

Posted on April 23, 2024

This summer, six undergraduate and two graduate students will travel to Tanzania on a three-week study abroad adventure offered by the UNC Greensboro African American & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program and the Lloyd International Honors College, in collaboration with the Ethiopian, East African & Indian Ocean Research Network.

AADS students stand in front of the site of the 1960 Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro.

AADS Receives Mellon Grant for Equity-Based Educational Programs

Posted on April 8, 2024

The grant will fund eight internships, which will be offered to undergraduate students with AADS majors. The internships fall into three categories: community engagement, multimedia documentation, and AADS alumni engagement.

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 […]

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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.