African and African-American Studies

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Welcome to the internet hub for African & African-American Studies at Elon University (AAASE). AAASE is an active, diverse, and vibrant community with a mission to promote the production and dissemination of knowledge about African and African-descended peoples through advocacy, learning, research, scholarship, service, and teaching. This site is designed to help students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other visitors access important information about our curriculum, programs, events, and goals. As you navigate the site, we hope you’ll find the information useful and we welcome your comments and questions about African & African-American Studies at Elon via email at aaase@elon.edu or drop by the K. Wilhelmina Boyd Office of African & African-American Studies in Alamance 302. Join us on this journey of discovery!

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'Father of Environmental Justice' to kick off Earth Week at Elon

Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice," will speak at Elon on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. 

Elon faculty present at the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education conference

AAASE advisory members facilitated two highly attended panel discussions at the Annual American Association for Blacks in Higher Education conference held March 23-25 in Raleigh, N.C. 

Longmire-Avital gives invited address at the 13th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

Associate professor of psychology and Coordinator of African and African-American Studies, Buffie Longmire-Avital gave an invited talk titled, “'I Fought so Hard to Get Here?': Navigating Microaggressions in Historically White Spaces."

Longmire-Avital presents at Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

The associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies at Elon gave a talk titled “A Comparative Exploration of Depressive Symptomatology among Black and White Collegiate Women.” 

 

Black History Month programs at Elon

A lineup of events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.

Damion Blake publishes article on neoliberalism and violence in the Caribbean  

The co-authored research from the lecturer in the Department of Politcal Science and Policy Studies appeared in the Third World Quarterly peer reviewed journal

Faculty and staff recognized at awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 19 retirees were honored May 11 for excellence and service to Elon.