Graduate Association for African-American History
The Graduate Association for African American History is a student ran organization consisting of graduate students studying and are interested in topics related to the life, history, and culture of black people throughout the Diaspora. Our organization seeks to facilitate, encourage, sponsor, and develop programs designed to accomplish the following purposes:
1. To strengthen the graduate curriculum of the University.
2. To serve as a liaison between students, faculty members, and the administration.
3. To develop a sound relationship within the campus community.
4. To develop a sense of professionalism among students enrolled in the University.
Throughout the school year, a number of events are hosted by the organization, such as our annual international conference, which attracts students and scholars from around the world. In the past keynote speakers have included noted scholars such as Sylviane Diouf (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. (Princeton University), Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University), Leon Litwack (University of California- Berkeley), and Tera Hunter (Princeton University). Our next conference will take place during fall semester 2017, information will be posted as the conference is developed. In April 2017, we are hosting a regional one-day celebration of research symposium for undergraduates and graduates. Further information regarding the organization and events can also be found on our Facebook page.