African and African Disapora Studies Department
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Want to Study Abroad in Nicaragua?

Drs. Gordon, Hale, and Hooker have you covered!

Fri, Sep 23, 2016


Go ahead and apply; you know you want to!

Want to Study Abroad in Ghana?

Dr. Omi Jones has you covered!

Fri, Sep 16, 2016





In 2009, Brazil began a process of economic and political deterioration, which in 2015 became a crisis.

Crisis Affects Brazilians of African Descent

By Dr. Marcelo Paixão for UN Periodico of National Columbia University

Mon, Jul 18, 2016


David Clarke Jr.

Who is David Clarke Jr.? And why are so many Republicans excited about this Democrat?

Associate Professor Dr. Juliet Hooker's research may help us find out.

Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Houston spoken word artist Willy Showtime performs at a memorial for Sandra Bland on the anniversary of her arrest in Prairie View, Texas. Photo: Patrick Michels

Would Jesus Say Black Lives Matter?

Dr. Christen Smith discusses the misrepresentation of the Black Lives Matter movement

Fri, Jul 15, 2016


Dr. Kimberly Burdine

Dr. Burdine Holds Office Hours For Those Affected By Last Week's Traumatic Events

The CMHC Psychologists is Here To Help You Decompress

Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile of St. Paul, cries outside the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn. Photo: Jim Mone

Slow death: is the trauma of police violence killing black women?

AADS Professor, Dr. Christen Smith offers her viewpoints on the subject

Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Demonstrators at a rally in front of the Governor's Residence, in St. Paul, Minn., July 7, 2016.  (Angela Jimenez/The New York Times)

Change Police Training Tactics To Stop Shootings of Black Men

Dr. Kevin Cokley suggests method to invoke change

Thu, Jul 7, 2016


Photo Courtesy: Bill Feig, The Advocate

Can Viewing Violence Impact Society?

AADS Professor, Dr. Foster, weighs in on the discussion for KVUE News

Wed, Jul 6, 2016


Photo by Allison Shelley for The Texas Tribune

For UT Students, Fisher Ruling Marks End of Era

Former AADS Student, Loyce Gayo, Offers Insight

Fri, Jun 24, 2016


Photo Courtesy of KUT News

Austin's Black Population is Growing Again

Dr. Tang's research noted in KUT.org article surrounding City Demographer's predictions

Thu, Jun 23, 2016


Syrian refugee Dania poses for a portrait at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in, November 16, 2015.

Commentary: For refugees, awkward truths about U.S. asylum

Dr. Tang shares insight on the wake of World Refugee Day

Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Juneteenth Flag

Juneteenth Reveals Austin's Shrinking African-American Population

Professor Eric Tang weighs in on the topic for KEYETV

Fri, Jun 17, 2016


Photo provided by A&E Networks

History in 'Roots': UT Professor Helps Reimagine a Television Classic

AADS Professor Dr. Daina Berry is a historical consultant for A&E HISTORY's re-imagining of the seminal miniseries Roots

Wed, Jun 15, 2016


Bobby Brown Has No Business Discussing Whitney Houston's Sexuality

Dr. Tinsley Shares Her View With TIME Magazine

Tue, Jun 14, 2016


Browne argues that awareness of being under constant surveillance is an enduring condition of Black life.

Associate Professor Dr. Simone Browne's Interview in The Public Eye Magazine

Tracking Blackness: A Q&A With Dark Matters Author Simone Browne

Tue, Jun 7, 2016


Lantern law required any slave older than 14 to carry “A Lanthorn and lighted Candle in it…as the light thereof may be plainly seen.”

Associate Professor Dr. Simone Browne's Research on Lantern Laws Featured in Fusion

New York City has been shining surveillance lights on its black population for the last 300 years

Thu, May 19, 2016










From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Contemporary Surveillance Technologies

From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Contemporary Surveillance Technologies

Dr. Simone Browne shares the emergence of surveillance technologies her new book Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness

Thu, Mar 3, 2016



Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is Activism for African Americans, Women and LGBTQ People

Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is Activism for African Americans, Women and LGBTQ People

Dr. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, featured in Tme Magazine

Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Beyoncé

Beyonce as a Bollywood Star Is Not Cultural Appropriation

Dr. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, featured in TIME Magazine

Mon, Feb 15, 2016