Social Studies

African American and African Studies

Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora.

How to remember the wartime Japanese-American incarceration

Historian Yuichiro Onishi places the history in the present.

To Close the Achievement Gap

Today, roughly 50 percent of black students drop out of high school, and another 50 percent drop out of college. “When a student drops out of school, we all lose,” Keith Mayes says. “Who knows what that student could have achieved with a good education? We all lose out on that student’s potential to change the world.”