African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department





From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Contemporary Surveillance Technologies

Dr. Simone Browne shares the emergence of surveillance technologies her new book Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness

Thu, Mar 3, 2016



Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is Activism for African Americans, Women and LGBTQ People

Dr. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, featured in Tme Magazine

Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation

Dr. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, featured in Tme Magazine

Mon, Feb 15, 2016


AADS' Culture Fest Event

Mon, Feb 15, 2016




dear girl: a reckoning

dear girl: a reckoning

Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Scalia’s ‘Mismatch Theory’ a Foe to Diversity, Inclusion

Dr. Richard Reddick Responds to Scalia's racist suggestion that "mismatch" theory has merit and Black students are better suited at "lesser" schools.

Thu, Dec 10, 2015





AADS-Giving is on November 19th at 6:30p.

AADS-Giving Feast: Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck with the Black Studies Community.

Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck with the Black Studies Community.

Tue, Nov 17, 2015


Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edward, Keynote Speaker: Telling Identity Stories: Race, Class and Psychology

Global Inequality Research Institute Capstone Conference

Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Dr. Kevin Cokley Discusses Mental Health Issues Facing Minorities

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 8 Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session on Saturday afternoon.

Mon, Nov 16, 2015


For rogue police officers, excessive force is not the tool of choice for engaging with people perceived as privileged.

Our Hand-Held Engine of Justice

By Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Thu, Nov 5, 2015


STEW, 2015-16 Visting Performing Artist

Visiting Performing Artist: STEW - Nov 9-13, 2015

Singer, songwriter for cabaret, theater, film, and television, Stew is the writer, co-composer, and lyricist for the musical Passing Strange, winner of the 2008 Tony Award (Best Book), a two-time 2007 Obie (Best New Theater Piece and Best Ensemble), and Spike Lee’s film Passing Strange.

Wed, Nov 4, 2015



The unique challenges that black women face are often overlooked in federal policy. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Black women are Obama’s most loyal voters — and his most ignored constituency

Obama has treated issues affecting black men as synonymous with those affecting the entire black community.

Fri, Oct 30, 2015



The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage

Despite family lore about being able to withstand losing a baby, it has the same distressing effect as it does on everyone else

Thu, Oct 22, 2015