African American and Diaspora Studies (AADS) offers undergraduates an opportunity
to engage in an interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, and life of
African Americans and the African diaspora from ancient times to the present day.
The African diaspora includes all people of African descent, not only in the United
States but also in the Caribbean, the Americas, on the African continent, and in Europe. AADS
is also directly tied to the African and African American community in Laramie, offering
a unique opportunity for interaction between the students who attend the university
and the community at large. Students who major or minor in AADS will be prepared to pursue careers in management, communication, non-profit organizations,
education, and politics, among other fields. Perhaps, more importantly, UW graduates
with a background in African American and Diaspora Studies will find themselves ready
to participate in a rapidly changing world where multicultural training and a deep
appreciation for diversity will help students succeed in whatever path they choose.
Famous majors with degrees in African American Studies include Angela Bassett (actress)
and Mae Jemison (NASA astronaut).
Faculty and StaffThe African American and Diaspora Studies Program boasts award winning faculty members.
Harriet Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd Speaker Series
Black Studies Center
African American and Diaspora Scholarships
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