AADS was awarded a Title VI UISFL Grant from the United States' Department of Education.
Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, AADS Director, received the Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award during FIU’s 2014 Faculty Convocation.
Following the initiative of, and the already existing relationship between the UASB’s Study Area of Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos and FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and FIU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop high quality programs and to contribute to the academic needs of both institutions.
Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges is a cooperative effort with the Coral Gables Museum. The exhibit offers a narrative account of the experiences of exiled Jewish academics who fled Nazi Germany, found refuge and took teaching positions at historically black colleges and universities in the American South.
Dr. Peter Lewis, Associate Professor and Director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University will deliver his talk "Nigeria and Boko Haram" in SIPA 125 on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM.
The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199