ASWAD Statement on Executive Order

By Webmaster on Friday, February, 3rd, 2017 in Announcements, News. No Comments

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the newly inaugurated president of the United States issued an Executive Order barring citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen entry into the United States for 90 days; prohibiting all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days; and banning Syrian refugees for an indefinite period of time. This […]


ASWAD Post-Election

By Webmaster on Monday, November, 28th, 2016 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Over the past two weeks, in the aftermath of a hotly contested presidential election, a wave of racist and xenophobic attacks has swept across the United States. In elementary and middle schools, young Latino/a children are taunted with chants of “Build the Wall” and “Go Back to Mexico.” At universities, similar jeers taunt our Black […]


Call for Papers – Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe Sixth Biennial Network Conference, University of Tampere, Finland, 6 – 8 July 2017

By Webmaster on Friday, November, 11th, 2016 in News. No Comments

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE-SUBMISSIONS IS 24 FEBRUARY 2017 The scientific committee of the 6th Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe network conference has now accepted over 30 sessions that explore the multidisciplinary nature of the scholarship and create dialogue between academics, activists and artists from around the world. Titles and descriptions of the accepted sessions and instructions for […]


ASWAD BLM Solidarity

By Webmaster on Monday, July, 25th, 2016 in Announcements, News. No Comments

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all organizations throughout the African Diaspora that are committed to asserting the humanity of African-descended peoples across the globe. Recent protests against the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and countless others have caused […]


ASWAD Statement on the Charleston Shootings

By Webmaster on Thursday, June, 25th, 2015 in Announcements, News. No Comments

ASWAD extends its condolences to the families of those massacred at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church on June 17, 2015 in a criminal act of domestic terrorism.  We share in the pain of all who are suffering, but also in the outrage that anti-black violence continues to erupt in societies that continue to cling to the […]


ASWAD Statement on Ferguson (Michael Brown) Grand Jury Decision

By Webmaster on Thursday, November, 27th, 2014 in Announcements, News. No Comments

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora stands with the thousands of people outraged over the refusal of the Ferguson grand jury to send the case of the murder of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson to trial. We stand also with the families and communities of other black youth around […]


ASWAD Co-Sponsors Journal of Africana Religions; Members to Receive Free Subscription

By Webmaster on Saturday, October, 26th, 2013 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Evanston, Illinois, — “This journal,” declared Dr. Cornel West, “signifies a rich coming-of-age in the study of African and African Diasporic studies.” West was reacting to news that the Journal of Africana Religions, the world’s first and only English-language journal to examine black religions in global perspective, will be published quarterly in both print and […]