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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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.

Jessica Carew and Damion Blake present at Duke Conference

Jessica Carew, assistant professor of political science, and Damion Blake, lecturer in political science & policy studies, presented at the Duke Conference on Race and Post Secondary Education on April 1-2, 2016.

Eric Ashley Hairston Co-chairs and Presents at ACLA Conference at Harvard

Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.

Prudence Layne delivers keynote address 

Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.

Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson present at the 2016 Association for Women in Psychology conference, March 3 - 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”  

 

Black History Month programs at Elon

More than a dozen events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.