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The Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree that rests upon a broad field of study of the experiences of Black people and all people of African descent. The curriculum of African-American Studies is interdisciplinary and examines the Black experience through a culturally-relevant and social justice perspective in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Words of Appreciation from Dr. Akinyele Umoja, departing chair of African-American Studies I would like to officially and warmly welcome Professor Jonathan I. Gayles as the new Chair of the Department of African-American Studies (AAS) at Georgia State University (GSU), effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Gayles has vision, experience, and is well-respected by our faculty throughout the University and within the discipline of African American… more »
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  • AAS Faculty Update: Introducing Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey The Department welcomes Professor Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey to its core faculty. Dr. Bonnette-Bailey comes to AAS with a variety of professional experience and a national reputation as a scholar. She joins our faculty with the rank of Associate Professor after 10 years of service in our university’s Department of Political Science. Dr. Bonnette-Bailey will continue… more »
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