May 25, 2023

AAAS faculty member Judson L. Jeffries recently wrote two commentaries marking the passing of Tina Turner and Jim Brown for the Columbus Dispatch. 

May 9, 2023

AAAS faculty member Simone Drake recently completed a documentary on the events that led police to shut down Linden-McKinley High School in May 1971. The screening will take place on May 20, 2023…

April 27, 2023

AAAS lecturer Jason Rawls was recently interviewed by Hanif Abdurraqib for the Small Joys podcast on WOSU. Listen to the interview here.

April 21, 2023

Program coordinator for AAAS, Jerrell Beckham, was awarded a 2022-23 Arts & Sciences Outstanding Staff Award. Read more here.

March 9, 2023

Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, AAAS interim department chair and Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Department of English, has received the 2023 Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU. Read more…

March 7, 2023

Undergraduate student Kaia Woodford, who is majoring in African American and African Studies and Political Science, was featured recently in an OSU Impact Story. Read more here.

March 7, 2023

The AAAS Community Extension Center renovations are beginning. See footage of the groundbreaking ceremony from WDTN in Dayton here.

February 10, 2023

Congratulations to the students selected to be the second cohort of participants in the Blackness and the Politics of a Professional Career Program: Bryana Chambers, Jaiden Davis, Merafe Endalew, …

January 31, 2023

The Department of African American and African Studies has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,972,000 from the Mellon Foundation that will be used to hire new faculty, recruit new PhD…