Welcome to the Department of African American & African Studies! In this challenging and diverse academic environment, we offer an exciting and significantly relevant range of areas of concentration, courses, and ideas. Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora. Learn more >>
Learn about the history of African Americans at the University of Minnesota via this publication: Contributions of African Americans to the University of Minnesota (PDF)
Congratulations to Njeri Githire for being awarded a fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Study for her project entitled, (In)edible Ideologies: Food, Power and (Post)Colonial Politics in African Literary and Cultural Expression. Her fellowship will begin in academic year 2014-2015.
Congratulations to John Wright for being awarded a Grant-In-Aid for Research, Artistry and Scholarship for his project entitled, Science, Race, and the Dialectics of Chess. He will receive the award in the spring of 2014.
Register for spring semester AFRO coursesOPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
Professional Development for Educators
The MPS Teachers Institute | MTI will start in January 2014 and is accepting fellowship applications from teachers in Minneapolis Public Schools. Download an application MTI 2013.pdf