The Department of African American Studies at the University of Maryland is looking to hire an Assistant Professor. Click here to learn more about this position and The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences' efforts to challenge racial inequality. For best consideration, please submit your application no later than Oct 1, 2022.
Drs. Sangeetha Madhavan and Mike Wagner spent part of the summer in Nairobi, Kenya conducting training for Wave 2 of data collection for the JAMO project. Thanks to the incredible work of a highly skilled field team in Nairobi, the project successfully reached 95% of its target sample in Wave 1.
On June 24-26, 2022, it was a great honor to have our fourth (and first in-person) Mellon UMD Diaspora seminar meeting co-hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana (UGA). The seminar meeting included a discussion and tour of two major transatlantic slave trade ports ("slave castles") at Cape Coast and Elmina, Ghana.
The Department of African American Studies would like to give a special congratulations to our AASD Graduates for graduating this past Spring 2022. After experiencing the past 3-4 years like no other, it is commendable to witness, support, and experience your bravery, resilience, and excellence at the University of Maryland, specifically under this department.