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Ferguson/ Staten Island Panel


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Merkert 127 Auditorium 

"After Ferguson: Race and Social Justice in a Post-Obama America"

Moderated by Rhonda Frederick, Associate Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College


William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut 

Lynn Johnson, Professor of History, Boston College

Min Song, Professor of English, Boston College

Cynthia Young, Associate Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

Cosponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program, History Department, and MLK Memorial Committee


Blacks in Boston Conference


Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Blacks in Boston Conference returns to Boston College. The theme for this one-day event is "Blacks in Boston: Black... and Immigrant." Please follow this link for more information.


Works-In-Progress Lecture Series


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Terror Wars, Culture Wars: Race and the War on Terror"

Prof. Cynthia Young, Assoc. Professor of  AADS and English, Boston College

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm 

Wednesday, March 17 or 19, 2015 (TBD) 

"Decolonization, Skilled Labor, and Nation-Building in Southeastern Africa"

Prof. Priya Lal,  Assoc. Professor of History, Boston College

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"The Darkness and Blackness of God: An Important Distinction for Christian Mystical-Political Theology"

Prof. Andrew Prevot, Asst.Professor of Theology, Boston College 

Lyons Hall 301 @ 12pm



New Directions in African Diaspora Studies


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

“Fugitive Justice and Black Political Possibility in the Art and Activism of Lorraine Hansberry”

Prof. Soyica Colbert, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Theater and Perfomance Studies, Georgetown University

Devlin Hall 101 @ 4:30 pm


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Slavery, Hope, and Flight: On Freedom as Maronage" 

Prof. Neil Roberts, Assoc. Professor of Africana Studies, Williams College

Devlin 101 @ 4:30 pm 









Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Novelist and Short Story Writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fall Events

Please join AADS this semester for some of our upcoming events!


Blacks in Boston


Lecture Series:

Works in Progress

New Directions

Campus Events

Celebrate Black History Month with the Black History Month Planning Committee.  Click here for a list of events.