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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.

What's Going On in AAS?


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AAS Doctoral Program

Beginning Fall 2023

The African American Studies (AAS) Ph.D. Program—the first program of its kind in the U.S. Southeast—provides rigorous training and preparation for Ph.D. students interested in careers within and outside of academe. The program seeks to enroll 4-5 exceptional Ph.D. students each year, and the first AAS Ph.D. cohort will begin in Fall 2023.

For more information, visit the Graduate Studies page. 

Applications for admission open September 6th and close on December 15th. 

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I, Too Documentary

I, Too is the newest project of Dr. Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. The film premiered on September 7, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

I, Too will soon be available to watch online for free through the Bertelsmann Foundation. Check back here for more information. 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Applications Open Spring '23

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

Info Sessions for the MMUF Program are held in October for the main Emory and Oxford campuses. 

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