Student Spotlight: AADS Major, Olivia Dimmer, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Class of 2021

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) would like to congratulate AADS major, Olivia Dimmer, on being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Class of 2021! Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), is the national honors society for liberal arts and is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organizations. Each year, PBK recognizes students who have achieved academically and who have taken a breadth of classes, regardless of major. Membership is recognized across industries as a mark of excellence, breadth of knowledge, hard work, and leadership. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Olivia on her academic success and accomplishments! Click here to read her full PBK induction bio.… Continue Reading »

Webinar | Islands of Hope: Challenging School Cultures Through African Brazilian History and Culture

Join us this Friday, April 9th, 2021 @ 12:30 pm CST, for a special webinar Q&A with Thiago dos Santos Molina, PhD Student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His presentation will address the relevance of issues related to culture for Black children over the course of their schooling process and the changes in school culture instigated by the teaching of African and African Brazilian history and culture. Free & open to the public: Click here to registerContinue Reading »