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News & Events

The Institute for African American Studies at UGA is involved in many exciting events throughout the year. See below for upcoming events and recent news.

The IAAS would like to congratulate Dr. Sha’Mira Covington on joining the Faculty of The University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor of Fashion in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
In honor and celebration of the life, works, and legacy of bell hooks, the Inaugural bell hooks symposium took place at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, from June 16 – 18, 2023.

Upcoming Events



Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, York W. Bailey Museum, 16 Penn Center Circle West St. Helena Island, SC 29920


Miller Learning Center (MLC) 150


Memorial Hall Ballroom, 101 Sanford Drive

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Study within African American cultural history provides a basis for understanding political, social, and economic relations throughout human history.