AADS welcomes incoming Director, Dr. Percy C. Hintzen. Click on the link to find out more about Dr. Hintzen.
Dr. Okezi Otovo's book, Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State of Brazil, 1850-1945, is available for purchase.
AADS will be offering Swahili I and Wolof I Language courses for Fall 2016. Click on the link to view the course schedule.
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is now accepting applications for the position of Director of African and African Diaspora Studies beginning August 2016.
Two AADS Students Presented at 14th Annual S.Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference
AADS MA student Tanisha Ingram and AADS certificate student Omawu Diane Enobabor both made excellent presentations at the 14th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies graduate conference held at UM. Please click on the link for more information.
AADS was recognized by FIU’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives as the academic unit with the highest “Go Global Score”: 64 % for 2015. “Go Global Scores” are determined by the depth and breath of global learning opportunities that a department offers. Please click on link above to read full article.
Florida International University’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is currently accepting books to donate to the University of The Gambia’s library (UTG) and K-12 school "The Learning Tree".
As Associate Editor of JWAH (Journal of West African History), Hilary Jones is one of the organizers of the upcoming launch conference to celebrate the publication of the first three issues of the journal. The conference will interrogate the state of the field and examine critical issues facing the region of West Africa today. Our keynote speakers and panelists will address topics such as women, gender and sexuality in African societies, security and the threat of terrorism in the region.
AADS Graduate Student Abby Gondek, who is enrolled in the combined MA in AADS/ Ph.D. in Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS), has been selected to participate in the 2016 Summer Institute: “Towards a Non-Eurocentric Academia: Border Thinking and Decoloniality from Asia to Africa and from Europe to the Americas.”
Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, AADS Director and Professor of Anthropology, has donated to the Fondo Documental Afro-Andino (Afro-Andean Archive and Documentary Fund) housed in the Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar-Ecuador 103 cassettes recorded as part of his research in Afro-Ecuadorian communities in the Province of Esmeraldas and in the Chota-Mira Valley between 1984 and 2003. Please click the link to read more.