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 firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the K. Wilhelmina Boyd Office of African & African-American Studies in Alamance 302. Join us on this journey of discovery!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.”
A lineup of events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.