African and African American Studies (AAAS) takes a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to the study of African and African Diaspora peoples, and their contributions to the history, cultures and societies of the world: Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Americas. The program critically examines African and Diaspora experiences, institutions and perspectives, with particular focus on the ways in which gender/sex, class, racial capitalism and ideological theories have shaped the lives of Black peoples.
Earlham’s AAAS program has served as the foundation for graduates to pursue law school, medical school and graduate school at such institutions as the University of Rochester, Columbia, Tufts, Northwestern, Ohio State, Northeastern and Boston universities.
Earlhamites in AAAS
When Associate Professor of English Joann Quiñones was a high school kid in New Jersey, she didn’t think she could afford to go to college. Neither of her parents had followed the traditional route to a bachelor’s degree.More
A student leader par excellence, Monica Black is one of those Earlhamites who managed to thrive in a myriad of student activities while graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She’s taken that same drive and enthusiasm to graduate school. More
A Leader in African and African American Studies
James Logan is associate professor of religion and associate professor and director of the program in African and African American Studies (AAAS).More