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Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)

Recent News

New Book by Sandra Gunning, Professor Afroamerican and African Studies

"Moving Home: Gender, Place, and Travel Writing in the Early Black Atlantic"

Faculty Spotlight: Bénédicte Boisseron

She will take on an interim position as DAAS chair from July 2021 to July 2022

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.