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Combining a broad array of disciplines

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Incorporating multiple perspectives and approaches

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Offering broad exposure and in-depth mastery

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Degree Program

Our interdisciplinary program in African and African-American studies integrates the social sciences and humanities.

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Careers & Outcomes

AAS students pursue graduate studies and professional careers at prestigious institutions and organizations.

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Collaborations

We partner with numerous other institutes, departments, and centers from across the University.

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student research

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.

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Cilas Kemedjio

From the Director

Cilas Kemedjio

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.

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