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Continuing the Legacy of African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies (AAS) 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.


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Ivy League school honors late author Toni Morrison in new exhibit
March 16, 2023
Written by Good Morning America
‘Unexplored Corners’
March 15, 2023
Written by Jennifer Altmann, Princeton Alumni Weekly

Upcoming Events

2022-2023 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Speculative Futures"
Mar 22, 2023, 4:30 pm
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room 201, Morrison Hall
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Sites of Memory: A Symposium on Toni Morrison and the Archive
Mar 23, 2023
Princeton University
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