Center for African American Studies (CAAS)

Affiliation:   Princeton University

Brief Profile:   The Center for African American Studies (CAAS) at Princeton University provides an exciting and innovative model for teaching and research about African-descended people, with a central focus on their experiences in the United States. We embody this vision in a curriculum that reflects the complex interplay between the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country and around the world. Launched in the fall of 2006, the Center for African American Studies expands upon the initiatives begun by the Program in African American Studies at Princeton University. Since its founding in 1969, the program has offered an interdisciplinary certificate that allows students to draw on the insights and techniques of various disciplines in an effort to understand the experiences, history and culture of African-descended people. The center builds upon that earlier vision and extends its reac

Contact Address:   Center for African American Studies Princeton University Stanhope Hall Princeton, NJ 08544 Phone: 609-258-4270 Fax: 609-258-5095 Media Contact: Jennifer Loessy jloessy@princeton.edu 609-258-3216

WebSite:   http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/about/

E-mail id:   jloessy@princeton.edu

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