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

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

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

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Rochester students to receive Davis Projects for Peace grants 

University of Rochester students will lead two projects this summer as part of a national program in which college students design and implement projects that promote peace and intercultural understanding.

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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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