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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Longmire-Avital delivers keynote address at the 6th annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

Buffie Longmier-Avital, associate professor of psychology, spoke about her jounrey through graduate school to a position as associate professor while being a woman of color. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital gives invited talk at Guilford College

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, presented findings from her current research exploring the identity development of emerging adult black gay men and how this and other psychosocial factors are related to partner preferences and sexual health behaviors on Oct. 24.

 

Buffie Longmire-Avital co-authors article on resilience and depression among black LGB emerging adults

The article, "Resilience and depression: The roles of racial identity, sexual identity and social support on well-being for Black LGB emerging adults” appears in the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.

Ariela Marcus-Sells presents on devotional prayer in the Saharan Desert  

An assistant professor of religious studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar, Marcus-Sells presented the paper at Harvard Divinity School on Sept. 15. 

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Chelsea McQueen '15 publish article in Women & Health Journal

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, and alumna Chelsea McQueen ‘15 publish an article in a top Women’s Studies journal on the relationship between race-related stress and emotional eating for black collegiate women.

Mussa Idris publishes study about East African migrants in Washington D.C.

The chapter is part of the book "Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity," published this year by Palgrave Macmillan.