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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

  • Keith Mayes and Rose Brewer provide insight on the legacy of racial injustice in US history and current events

    Keith Mayes, AA&AS associate professor and department chair, talks about the importance of teaching about Ferguson on KSTP. Learn more.

    Rose Brewer, AA&AS professor, talks with a StarTribune reporter about how racial inequity was built into the GI Bill. Learn more.

    November 26th, 2014

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