Welcome to African and African Diaspora Studies

Study the the history, culture, and politics of Africans and African-descended peoples in a global, interdisciplinary perspective. A program for all BC students and Boston's local Black communities to connect, explore and further African legacies around the world. 

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Explore African and African Diaspora Studies through one of two lenses: Intellectual Traditions and Cultural Production or Politics and Social Inquiry

Supplement your undergraduate studies with a 19-credit minor with AADS

This student-based group's repertoire includes the breadth of musical expression in the black worship experience—spirituals, traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, as well as music of the European tradition.

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship enables program majors and minors to enhance their education through summers or semesters of international study and travel.

The AADS Program offers a dissertation fellowship opportunity for applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

Recognizes a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the African American community and African American issues both on and off campus.


Connect with us on Social Media

Join other students, faculty, staff, and alumni on our social media pages page to continue the discussion about the deep roots and diverse routes that have shaped African and African-descended peoples and continue to inform their lives today.