Africa and African-American Studies Program

Rollins newpaper articleAfricana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan-African Studies and African-American Studies are all descriptors for academic and intellectual endeavors that developed in response to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Africa and African-American Studies (AAAS) Program at Rollins began in 1986 when members of the anthropology and modern language departments came together to investigate the possibility of creating an academic minor to explore the impact of African and African-American culture on the western experience. 

 

The AAAS program has benefited from anthropology, English, history, music, philosophy and other departments providing courses that stress an interdisciplinary perspective.  Designed to give undergraduate students exposure to African and African-American culture through a liberal art approach, the AAAS program also promotes a campus climate whereby students can reflect and discuss ongoing issues related to race and ethnicity from a position of informed understanding. 

 

 

Contact Information:
Julian C. Chambliss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2762
Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 407-646-2214
jchambliss@rollins.edu