12/18/2020 - A University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of African American studies,
- Dr. Bobby Smith II, Professor - Department of African American Studies, awarded National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for 2021
06/13/2020 - Dr. Faye Harrison published an op-ed article, “How a Divided America Faces a Convergence of Multiple Crises,” in Pravda, a major center-left newspaper in Slovakia.
06/13/2020 - African American Studies’ core faculty members Faye Harrison and Esther Ngumbi have joined Ken Salo (Urban & Regional Planning/African Studies), Krystal Smalls (Anthropology/Linguistics), C
06/02/2020 - Once again, we have witnessed white police and vigilantes murder Black people in the United States. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade
- 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.