Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Affiliation:   University of Michigan

Brief Profile:   Established in 1970, the now-Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) is an interdisciplinary program of research, instruction, and community outreach. Its intellectual focus and mission is to reflect on and participate in determining emerging directions in the study and representation of the diverse cultures, experiences and societies of Africans and peoples of African descent across the African continent and diaspora. The Department offers an undergraduate concentration, with honors, and an undergraduate minor. The Department also offers graduate level courses and has a graduate certificate program allowing students to focus on either African studies or African diaspora studies. Its undergraduate curriculum foregrounds the study of Africa and the African diaspora within a global framework. Focusing on African Studies, African American Studies, and Afro-Caribbean Studies, DAAS faculty produce innovative scholarship and instruction on the history, societies and creativi

Contact Address:   Department of Afroamerican and African Studies Haven Hall Room 4700 505 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045


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