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Dedicated to the histories, cultures, and political movements of black communities across the United States and the wider African diaspora, African American Studies at Emory University pursues academic excellence and social responsibility through interdisciplinary scholarship transformational pedagogy, and engagement with local, national, and international communities of African descent.

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Latest Faculty Book Release

In this analysis of social history, Dianne Stewart, associate professor of Religion and African American Studies, examines the complex lineage of America’s oppression of Black companionship.

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Mellow Mays Fellowship

Administered by the Department of African American Studies, the MMUF Program also creates opportunities for undergraduates to undertake research projects with Emory faculty members.

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