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2020 Graduation








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

Zoe Allen
Kevin Ashwood
John James Schoenkopf


Minor, Afroamerican and African Studies

Anna Jiaying Schwab Ball
Stacia Everett
Catharine Greenberg
Temisan Hambraeus
Alice Kennedy Hanlon
Dania Harris
Hevhynn Jackson
Taylor Moses
Emmanuel Saint-Phard
Udit H. Thawani
Mackenzi Welsh


Graduate Certificate - African Studies

Timnet Gedar
Amanda Ndaw


*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.