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The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies sponsors or co-sponsors several recurring events every year, including conferences, symposia, workshops, and speakers. Scholars - from a diversity of disciplines, from around the country, and from other areas of the diaspora - visit Indiana University to headline or attend these events. Whether a screenwriting workshop with actor/director Melvin Van Peebles or a lecture by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, secretary general of the Pan-African Movement, such events enrich and enliven the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students alike.

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Welcome!

We are delighted that you are interested in the Department of African and African American Diaspora Studies program at Indiana University.   

You are invited to apply!

BE MOVED: STUDY AND  ENGAGE THE MIND

  • An excellent faculty. 

 

  • A wonderfully enriching and stimulating intellectual environment.

 

  • A provocative and enlightening opportunity for conversations across disciplines.

 

  • An opportunity to reflect on black historical, contemporary and cultural questions.

 

  • A supportive environment.

 

  • A chance to examine  linkages between principles and practice.

 

 

“The graduate program in the AAADS Department is a powerful, supportive space in which academic excellence, professionalism, creativity and community are of the utmost importance.”

                                                                        Monica Black, M. A. student

 

“You will benefit tremendously from the caring professors and well-structured courses.”

                                                                         Nana Abena Amoah, Ph.D. student

 

 

 

To explore more great reasons why you should flourish at IU, please tour our Web site fully, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, at calloway@indiana.edu

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News:

DIASPORA NEWSLETTER

Welcome to Diaspora, the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies' electronic newsletter. We are all connected to AAADS in one way or another, yet we are spread far and wide throughout the university, the community, and even farther afield. We are the AAADS Diaspora.

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In July 2015, Dr. Raymond Wise attended the Gospel Music Workshop of America where he presented in various ways. This year's convention was held in New Orleans, LA. During the week, he performed as a soloist with the Thurston Frazier chorale as they presented a concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in honor of composer/arranger Moses Hogan. Dr. Wise had a chance to meet and perform for his mother and family. He instructed two courses, Voice II and Music and Worship in the African American Experience through which more than 100 students were touched. Dr. Wise presented two new musical compositions for children's voices in the Children' New Music Seminar. He present 13 of his compositions in the Sacred Choral Music Seminar. One of his compositions was accepted for the National Mass choir. This choir comprised of more than 300 singers performed his song entitled "Why Don't You Give The Lord A Try." The song was performed and recorded by the Mass Choir for the upcoming CD release.

In addition, Dr. Wise's company Raise Productions had a booth where they made gospel music resources available. IU Graduate Student Raynetta Wiggins joined and assisted him during the week while conducting research on gospel music.




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In June 2015 Dr. Raymond Wise taught an intensive summer course on Music and Worship in the African American Experience at the Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Also during the week Dr. Wise performed in concert with Raise Choir and led the audience in the singing of gospel music.

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In May 2015, Dr. Raymond Wise served as the guest conductor for the Washington Performing Arts Society Men and Women of the Gospel Chorus in a gospel concert at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Click here for program information and here for the event flyer.


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In May 2015, Dr. Raymond Wise served as the guest workshop clinician at St. Paul Baptist Church in West Chester, PA. He presented lectures on vocal technique and music ministry, rehearsed and led the choir in performance for Sunday morning worship. Click here for more program information.


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In May 2015 Dr. Raymond Wise served as a guest clinician at the Worthington Christian High School in Columbus, Ohio. He prepared and directed the High School Ensemble for the annual Gospel Music Day. They discussed gospel music history, vocal technique, and learned repertoire.


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Dr. Tyron Cooper recently learned that he was again nominated for two Emmy awards this year in the categories of "Musical Composition" and "Historical/Cultural."

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Please enjoy these photos from our April 2015 concerts, featuring the African American Dance Company and the IU Soul Revue


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Events:

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