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Shondrea Thornton is a major in African-American Studies with a concentration in sociology. As an undergraduate, she completed at thesis titled ***Flawless Performances: Black Political Cultures in the Careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé under the advisng of Professor Kevin Fellezs. She will be pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA in the fall with the Gender Studies department.

African American Studies, Concentration in Sociology


UNDERGRADUATE: African-American Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of people of the African Diaspora -- sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and Europe...READ MORE >>
GRADUATE: Our Master of Arts Program is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the literature and research of African-American Studies, and enable them to produce critical analysis and research about the complex and historically...READ MORE >>

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Mabel Wilson Faculty Fellow is author of Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums , focusing on black Americans’ participation in world’s fairs, Emancipation expositions, and early black grassroots museums and tracing the evolution of black public history from the Civil War through the...


IRAAS is an intellectual community that bridges scholarship, teaching, and public life.
We envision the project of African American Studies as a multi-disciplinary enterprise. Our faculty employ an array of theoretical approaches and methodological strategies to examine historical and contemporary formations in black culture, politics, and society.
IRAAS engages in a broad program of research and teaching that attends to the diversity...READ MORE >>

Featured Faculty Book

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society A groundbreaking neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his pioneering work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-...

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Fall 2014 Conference: Call for Proposals

February 01, 2013
Fall 2014 Conference: Call for Proposals
"Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?: Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics"

Deadline: April 15, 2014