Welcome! This guide offers selected resources on the history and culture of peoples of Africa and of other regions within the African Diaspora to support and enrich the learning experiences of our students. NEED MORE TO THIS INTRO/WELCOME. Special emphasis is on African Americans and Caribbeans.
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The AADS program offers a baccalaureate degree in African and African Diaspora Studies. The program, established in 1976, has an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines the following: the interplay of culture, history, socioeconomic, and political forces shaping the experiences of the people of sub-Saharan Africa and its diaspora; the roles that Africans and their descendants have played in the creation of the United States and other New World projects; Africa’s historic relationship with the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds; and the ideas and experiences of race in the U.S. and the world and how they change over time and space. Coursework includes the study of history, literature, sociology, religion, geography, politics, and the arts. The program’s rigorous curriculum has prepared our graduates for success in many challenging careers and professional degrees programs in such fields as education, law, law enforcement, business, and the arts. The program’s philosophy is best articulated through its course offerings and its faculty research and publications.
Maria Rice Bellamy, Associate Professor of English and Director of the AADS Program
Jay Arena, Associate Professor of Sociology
Paul Archibald, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Emmanuel Mbah, Professor of History
Roshen Hendrickson, Associate Professor of Political Science & Global Affairs
Kai Krienke, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Ananya Mukherjea, Associate Professor of Sociology
Michael Paris, Associate Professor of Political Science & Global Affairs
Christopher Santiago, Lecturer, Sociology & Anthropology
Jonathan Sassi, Associate Professor of History
John Wing, Associate Professor of History
Joseph Williams, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology