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!
William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.
Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.
Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne describes in several regional newspapers the fleeting nature of social media hashtags and how only a proper education can effectively combat social injustice.