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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 >>

What can you do with a major in African American & African Studies? (PDF)

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)

Department News

  • Rose Brewer to give a talk on Ferguson

    Rose Brewer, AA&AS professor, will give her talk, "The Precarious Live of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and the Militarization of the Police" on Friday, September 19 at 425 Blegan Hall at 12pm as part of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Talk Series. [photo credit: Dread Scott, "I Am Not a Man"; performance still; 2009]image001.jpg

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    The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

    September 17th, 2014

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