Our interdisciplinary program in African and African-American studies integrates the social sciences and humanities.
Careers & Outcomes
AAS students pursue graduate studies and professional careers at prestigious institutions and organizations.
We partner with numerous other institutes, departments, and centers from across the University.
Summer of Research
One question sparks student’s research around race in America
Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.Read More
From the Director
Director for the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies (FDI) brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences in the area of Africa and the African diasporas. Its mission is to further undergraduate and graduate education, faculty research, and intellectual exchange within the University community. The undergraduate major and minor in African and African-American studies benefits from the interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum, a reflection of the diversity and vibrancy of our associates.Read More
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