Congratulations Class of 2020!
The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies honors the University of Michigan Class of 2020 for all their academic achievements. We wish all our graduates prosperity and success as they embark on their new journey beyond our campus. Thank you for your many contributions to our community throughout your time at Michigan. You will always have a hoMe with DAAS.
DAAS Graduate Sashes*
The sashes/strips are purchased at the large cloth market in Ibadan, Nigeria, known as Oje Market. The strips are called aso oke, which in Yoruba means "cloth from the hills" --or country cloth. They are hand-woven on narrow-strip looms in southwestern Nigeria-- where there is a long history of textile production.
B.A., Afroamerican and African Studies Graduates
John James Schoenkopf
Minor, Afroamerican and African Studies
Anna Jiaying Schwab Ball
Alice Kennedy Hanlon
Udit H. Thawani
Graduate Certificate - African Studies
*DAAS Graduate Sashes will be sent to graduates at a later date due to COVID-19.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
Our congratulations to all DAAS graduates!
Words from Matthew Countryman, Chair of DAAS, Megan Sweeney, DAAS Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Elizabeth James, DAAS Program Associate.