Welcome to African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies Center

The African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies Center provides interdisciplinary knowledges, programming, and initiatives related to Black peoples, histories, cultures, languages, economics, philosophies, ideas, and socio-political structures. The Center’s core mission is to cater to student-faculty constituencies with academic interests in the peoples, cultures, and institutions of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Housed in the College of Arts and Letters and currently under the leadership of Drs. Mollie Godfrey and Besi Muhonja, the AAAD Studies Center is built on the principle of effective inter-departmental cooperation, particularly with regard to core curriculum courses on Africa and the African Diaspora. Over 65 faculty members drawn from different departments and disciplines constitute the program's primary academic constituency.

 

If you have questions about the center, please contact the AAAD Studies Center Directors.

Mollie Godfrey
Associate Professor of English 
Keezell Hall
540.568.6110
godfrema@jmu.edu

Besi Muhonja
Professor of AAAD Studies / Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies 
540.568.6223

Keezell Hall
muhonjbx@jmu.edu

AAAD Studies Center Opening Ceremony

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