Why Declare African American Studies?

The Department of African American Studies is the intellectual home for the academic exploration in African American Culture and Life, Race and Public Policy, and Global Race and Ethnicity; it is where African American studies meet the 21st Century experiences.

Seated in the heart of Princeton University, the Department of African American Studies has a well-established history of challenging society's norms, pioneering change, and shifting the culture. Our diverse and world-renowned faculty is a reflection of just that. We challenge students to see more than the theoretical, but the applicable lessons in everyday life. Our growing curriculum is designed to provide flexibility for our Concentrators and certificate recipients. We pride ourselves in our dedicated advisors and staff who provide a roadmap with each student's end goals in mind. With our dedicated Alumni network; our resources extend far outside of the classroom, and are a prime example of the endless possibilities graduates have.



Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) Stanhope Hall, Princeton University

2020-2021 Postdoctoral Positions Application

Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 11:59 pm

PIIRS Undergraduate Fellowship

Sun, Dec 15, 2019 (All day)

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