Category: News | African American & African Diaspora Studies


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.

Africans in the Greco-Roman World

Posted on May 14, 2020

Africans in the Greco-Roman World is one of the newly funded faculty-student research collaborations which took place through a course […]


Michael Cauthen Receives 2020 Honors College Teaching and Mentoring Excellence Award

Posted on May 13, 2020

Professor Michael Cauthen, a lecturer and advisor in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program, was awarded the inaugural Honors […]

AADS Celebration of Graduates 2020

Posted on May 11, 2020

On behalf of the AADS faculty and staff, we celebrate and acknowledge our 10 graduating majors and 27 graduating minors! […]

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 […]