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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 Institute for African American Studies is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award, established in 2010 by his wife, Dr. Freda Scott Giles, Professor Emerita in the Institute.
Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, Director of the IAAS, who has been appointed as the inaugural All Shall Be Well Professor in Religion.
Sha'Mira Covington is a PhD candidate in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors and the Institute for African American Studies, and she graduates in Spring 2023.

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