Tune in to learn about the new major/minor and our fabulous courses for winter 2021!

November 9th, 4 - 5 pm

Zoom Passcode:  643814


Kwasi Ampene

Stephen Ward

Adwoa Opoku-Agyemang

Naomi André

Jon Wells

Scott Ellsworth

Howard Stein 

Magda Zaborowska

Brian Klein

Matthew Countryman

Meg Sweeney

Gabriel Ayoola

Marko Mwipopo

Scott Poulson-Bryant


Is the African Diaspora a concept or an actual geographical location? Is it singular or are there multiple African diasporas? What does diaspora have to do with the multi-lingual, multicultural continent of over fifty countries that make up Africa? What impact has Africa and its diaspora(s) had on the so-called “white” West and its development as a site of tremendous wealth and privilege? AAS 202 engages these questions by exploring the long historical, economic, and political relationships between "the West" (e.g., United States, Britain, France, and Germany) and selected countries in Africa and the diaspora (e.g., Jamaica, Haiti, Brazil, Mali, Liberia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa). Topics include: pre-colonial African empires; the Middle Passage; child soldiers; public health; conflict minerals; slavery and resistance; migration; empire, colonialism, and post-colonialism; twentieth-century freedom movements; religion; and popular forms of cultural expression.