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African and Black Diaspora Studies

African and Black Diaspora Studies

Welcome to the African and Black Diaspora Studies Department!

African and Black Diaspora Studies (ABD) is an interdisciplinary department at DePaul that provides its students with an opportunity to study the diverse cultures and societies that make up the global African Diaspora. African and Black Diaspora Studies encourages its students to explore the Black experience from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to historical, artistic, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical approaches. ABD prepares its students to be socially conscious global citizens prepared with the tools of analysis, oral and written communication, and cultural understanding needed to succeed in today's world.

Undergraduate and Minor Programs

African and Black Diaspora Studies (Major)African and Black Diaspora Studies (Minor)

"The ABD major opened my eyes to many of the circumstances locally, nationally, and globally that affect not only the African American community, but all parts of the African and Black Diaspora."

Gabrielle Howard (Class of 2017)

Gabrielle Howard 


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Student Newsletter

Discover the talents of African and Black Diaspora students and al​umni—artwork, poetry, essays and reflections.

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Career Options

Learn about the amazing career possibilities that can be achieved with a degree in African & Black Diaspora Studies.

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Winter 2024​ Course Descriptions

Check out the classes the African & Black Diaspora Studies Program is offering for the 2023 Winter Term.

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