Outreach

Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame centers on Africans and the African Diaspora—the global dispersion of peoples of African descent—and examines their historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts around the world. Our teaching and research covers a wide range of topics including civil rights issues, justice, liberties, social rights, the dignity of the human person, and the Catholic Social Tradition.

Students And Community Member On St 

In an effort to engage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students, and local citizens—in these important conversations, the department hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of events, from lectures and reading groups to panel discussions and arts events.

We invite you to explore our upcoming events and read the latest news about our faculty and students.

Events

Slave Narratives in British And French America, 1700–1848

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University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway

Organized by Sophie White (University of Notre Dame) and Trevor Burnard (University of Melbourne), this conference seeks to propel our thinking about how we understand the quotidian existence of enslaved people in the two biggest slave systems in the Greater Caribbean during the height of plantation slavery.

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Slave Narratives in British And French America, 1700–1848

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University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway

Organized by Sophie White (University of Notre Dame) and Trevor Burnard (University of Melbourne), this conference seeks to propel our thinking about how we understand the quotidian existence of enslaved people in the two biggest slave systems in the Greater Caribbean during the height of plantation slavery.

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The Challenge of Peace Pursued through Christian-Muslim Dialogue

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Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

The endowed lecture this year will be a dialogue between Scott Alexander,Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, a leading Islamic religious figure from Dearborn, Michigan, on how peace and justice can be achieved through interfaith dialogue between two of the world’s leading faith traditions.…

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News

Book tells stories of African-Americans who integrated University of Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, IN, May 10, 2017—Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words edited by Don Wycliff and David Krashna tells the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post–World War II era. In a series of seventy-five essays, beginning with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president, we can trace the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African-American experience at Notre Dame through seven decades.

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