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Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)

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Aliyah Khan, Associate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, talks Halaloween

The film festival, hosted by the Global Islamic Studies Center, got its start in 2019 when the university’s chair of Middle East studies, Karla Mallette, then-director of the GISC, wondered if the horror genre even existed in the Muslim world

Africa Workshop with R. Nanre Nafziger

This workshop is the first of a two-part series. The second workshop, “Alternative Histories of Global Sovereignty: Retheorizing African Coups d’Etat,” will take place on Tuesday, November 9th at 4 pm.

To support the University of Michigan's efforts to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all meetings with our advisors will be virtual or via telephone.

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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.