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July 5, 2019
The spring 2019 AAAS Newsletter is now available. Click here to download it.
July 1, 2019
Victor Tenorio, a participant of this year's Zambia study abroad program, recently wrote a blog post for the STEP (Second-Year Transformative Experience Program) Signature Projects blog, which is…
November 21, 2018
A message from the  Chair, Dr. Simone Drake: Dear All, I am so proud to share with you a story about one of our AAAS Majors, Chris Newman, and his recent study abroad in South Africa. Through the …
October 30, 2018
Dr. Simone C. Drake, chair of Ohio State's Department of African American and African Studies, recently led a gallery talk exploring the work in Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me through…
October 24, 2018
Eric Herschthal, AAAS's new Postdoctoral Fellow in Race & Medicine, recently reviewed Joanne Freeman's The Field of Blood in The New Republic.  To read the story, click here.
September 26, 2018
African American and African Studies (AAAS) major, Diontre Davis has recently been feautured in the Office of Diverity and Inclusion's, "Scholar Spotlight", He is a 2018, participant in the Oxford…
August 9, 2018
Simone Drake, Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor, has been named chair of the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS), effective June 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022. …
April 27, 2016
Congratulations Sarah Wilkes and Chris Newman, the 1st and 2nd place winners of our “Roots before Branches” contest! Sarah and Chris received $100 and $50 gift cards, respectively, for their…
April 5, 2016
November 9, 1989 saw not only the opening of The Berlin Wall but also the first one-person, one-vote election in Namibia.  Within a year, young Namibians were returning to their unknown homeland,…