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Founded in 1928, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship and teaching in the modern languages w

The Institute for African American Studies is proud to support Dr. Amma and her students in their ongoing performances with The Georgia Incarceration Project’s By Our Hands. On Friday, November 8, members of IAAS faculty, students, and supporters enjoyed opening night of the performance…

Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to stop by 314 Park Hall to visit the AFAM student lounge. Use the computers, take advantage of free printing, or browse resources in our library collection.

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Institute for African American Studies hosted our first "Donuts with the Director" event in 314 Park Hall. Students networked with one another and the Director of IAAS, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, as they enjoyed free coffee and donuts.

Each semester, the Institute for African American Studies offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to pursue AFAM scholarship under the direction of a faculty member in a small seminar course setting (AFAM 4250/6250).

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Study within African American cultural history provides a basis for understanding political, social, and economic relations throughout human history.