02/06/2020 - Please join us for our third annual Spring Brown Bag Series!
- Dr. Smith Featured in the 7th Edition of "An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System"
01/27/2020 - Two articles authored by Dr. Bobby J. Smith II are featured in the 7th Edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System (January 2020) by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.
01/23/2020 - AFRO will be hosting three candidates for a new joint-position with the Department of Religion and the Department of African American Studies.
01/21/2020 - Pest management and preventative measures are discussed in Dr. Ngumbi's article featured on theconversation.com
12/04/2019 - Dr.
12/02/2019 - Dr. Karen Flynn has received two awards for her article, "Hotel Refuses Negro Nurse": Gloria Clark Baylis and the Queen Elizabeth Hotel
11/20/2019 - The Department of African American Studies enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Smith and Dr. Ngumbi to the faculty as Assistant Professors.
10/03/2019 - Celebrate AFRO's 50th anniversary and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in America by attending some of these wonderful events!
09/03/2019 - The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DAAS) condemns the placement of a noose in an elevator in Allen Hall over Labor Day w
08/13/2019 - About 20 Illinois students interned with The Community Builders last summer as part of an ongoing effort by the Department of African American Studies to encourage students to participate in community engagement projects.
08/13/2019 - Digital publishing is the future of scholarship, teaching, community leadership, and more.
08/08/2019 - Toni Morrison was an award-winning author, professor, and speaker. Morrison earned her Bachelor's Degree from Howard University and her Master's Degree from Cornell University.
- Spring Lecture Series Offers Students and Faculty a Way to Present their Research in an Informal, Constructive Setting
08/01/2019 - A series of informal lectures and discussions on the innovative work going on at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the interconnectedness of AFRO with many academic disciplines and fields.
07/18/2019 - AFRO meet a wealth of new and known faces alike at Illini Fest. We were very pleased to see such interest in our department. The AFRO Department spent Thursday, July 18 at Millennium Park for the first-ever Illini Fest in Chicago, organized by the University of Illinois' new Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Minor. The event was planned with the purpose of acknowledging the large population of Illini in the Chicagoland area.
04/22/2019 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Poet Claudia Rankine, whose writing addresses issues of racism and racial violence, will visit campus this week to read from her work.