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Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)

Recent News

Student Spotlight: Noah Gross

Noah Gross is a senior at Michigan majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Law, Justice, and Social Change, and minoring in Afroamerican and African Studies and Education for Empowerment.

Q&A With the Chair

As he returns from his one-year sabbatical, DAAS Editorial Assistant, Lola Yang, sat down with Professor Matthew Countryman to discuss his plan for the department as well as his personal projects.

Help us memorialize the late Dr. Julius S. Scott III, a Lecturer in Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan and author of the groundbreaking book The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution. Dr. Scott’s colleagues, students, friends, and family have spearheaded fundraising to create an endowed research fellowship in his memory at the Clements Library, an institution rich in historical resources related to the eighteenth-century Atlantic World and Caribbean.

In Memory: Evans Young
Evans Young, Ann Arbor, MI, 1948-2020, passed away from lymphoma and complications related to it. A native New Yorker, Evans grew up in Brooklyn and Queens and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. He was an English major at Cornell University, received his M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.