February 11, 2020

Discovering a Hidden Figure of Service and Leadership: The Reverend Charles Edgar Newsome, MD

by Leon McDougle M.D., M.P.H., Leta Hendricks, QuinnCapers IV M.D., Simone C. Drake Ph.D.,…

December 22, 2019

New book by Editor(s): Simone C. Drake, Dwan K. Henderson: Are You Entertained? (2020, Duke University Press)

Contributor(s): Ralina L. Joseph, Emily J. Lordi, Vincent Stephens, Ike…

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…

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…

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…