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Department of African American Studies

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Explore the studies of African American Studies in the 21st Century.
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We provide an exciting and innovative model of African American Studies.  

The Department of African American Studies was founded in 1969 in response to the widespread student demand for black intellectual representation at Princeton University. Today, we continue with that same vigor through a curriculum that reflects the complex interplay between the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people.


Upcoming Events

[Call For Papers] Punishing Trauma: Institutional and Individual Responses and Consequences for Children’s Adversities

Race, Walls, & Capitalism: A Social History of the Border Wall

Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location: Seminar Room 201, Stanhope Hall

Precarious Ph.D: Academic Labor and the Changing University

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: Barfield - Johnson (201)

Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University

Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Barfield - Johnson  (201)
Eddie Glaude, Jr.

A Letter From Our Department Chair, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.

Hear the vision for the upcoming academic year.
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