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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Tres McMichael '19 wins first prize at national competition

The senior won first place in the National Hall Johnson Spiritual vocal competition on June 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donning of the Kente honors excellence, African heritage

As part of the May 17 ceremony, 49 students received a handmade kente cloth that represents the culture and tradition of their African ancestors.

Longmire-Avital presents at the 60th annual Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality conference

Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies, spoke on Nov. 12 during the conference in Atlanta.

 

Idris publishes book chapter about Eritrean city of Asmara

The chapter is part of the book "The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City."

 

Longmire-Avital and alumna co-author article in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy

The article by Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital, and alumna Ruthie Robinson '16 examines the rates and psychosocial correlates of depression among both black and white American collegiate females. 

 

Caribbean Students Association to host annual Caribbean Festival

The Elon University Caribbean Students Association will host the annual Caribbean Fest on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Iconic Plaza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will feature music, food, games, interactive displays, food, prizes and tons of fun. The event is free and all members of the Elon University community are welcome.

'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.