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AADS is accepting graduate programs applications for the 2021-2022 academic year


AADS is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our graduate programs for the 2021-2022 academic year! We offer a variety of graduate programs that are flexible and unique in their own ways. Please click here to read more about all our exciting graduate programs, including our Master of Arts in African & African Diaspora Studies, which can be completed online and on-campus! There are funding opportunities available.

Dr. Valerie Patterson named director of AADS


It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Valerie Patterson, clinical professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, has been named director of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at FIU.

AADS Graduate Student Association statement against Anti-Blackness and Police Brutality


Please click the title link to access the official response and statement from the AADS GSA Executive Board regarding the recent events of racial injustice, national uprising, and Black Lives Matter. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the AADS Graduate Student Association President, Tiffany Peacock, at

Upcoming Events

Reclaiming Black Maternal Health: A Critical Conversation on Affirming Black Women's Lives

04/13/2021 05:00 PM

Join us for a community conversation and teach-in on the crisis of Black maternal health disparities in the U.S. Four experts will help us understand the dimensions of the issue and offer ideas on how families might protect their loved ones in light of disturbing patterns in the quality and safety of Black women's health care.

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Florida International University
Modesto A Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-6860
Fax: 305-348-3270

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