Press Release

We focus on highlighting the recent progress of members of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University; this will include student spotlights, faculty highlights, event recaps, and much more.

  • Professor Imani Perry and Professor Taylor Contribute to #PrincetonU Series, ‘The Next Four Years’ on Race and Inequality in United States

    Friday, Oct 21, 2016
    by AAS21

    The next president will have to face growing economic precarity for a large portion of the American public. In fact, many other pressing issues — immigration, race, policing and incarceration, and gender equity — are shaped in some significant measure by the fact that substantial swaths of our population live in actual or near poverty conditions and face downward mobility and persistent under-employment.

  • Meet the 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellows

    Monday, Oct 19, 2015
    by AAS21

    Each academic year, the Department of African American Studies selects postdoctoral fellows to spend a year at Princeton where they will use their expertise to write about race, as well as, instruct a departmental course for one semester. In addition, fellows are provided with private offices in the Department where they have opportunities to learn from and with their fellowship cohort and Princeton faculty. 

  • Trustees approve African American studies concentration, department

    Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
    by AAS21

    "Princeton's outstanding faculty members in African American studies address cultural, social and political issues of urgent importance to our students, our nation and the world," President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. "By approving the establishment of a new Department of African American Studies, the trustees and the faculty of the University have provided Princeton's students with new opportunities for learning, and they have deepened our commitment to support scholarship of the highest quality in this vibrant field." 

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