William & Mary to Host International African Diaspora Conference

By Webmaster on Tuesday, March, 13th, 2018 in News. No Comments

William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Nov. 5-10, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge. Featuring the world’s leading scholars of the African Diaspora, the conference will bring together a range of activists and artists and host community events, including an African Diaspora food […]


ASWAD Committee Volunteers

By Webmaster on Wednesday, January, 10th, 2018 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Dear ASWAD Members and Friends, Happy New Year! Everyone in the ASWAD Family is excited about the coming of a New Year, and in that spirit, we are already working hard to advance the organization. As many of you already know, one of our goals for 2018 is to revitalize our committees in an effort […]


ASWAD VP Election Results

By Webmaster on Monday, December, 18th, 2017 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Dear ASWAD Members, My thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s ASWAD Vice Presidential Election. In an unprecedented turnout, we had over 240 ballots cast in this election. I am pleased to announce that Erik McDuffie will be our next Vice President! I know that he will do an amazing job of working with […]


ASWAD Board Announcement

By Webmaster on Wednesday, November, 1st, 2017 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Dear ASWAD Family, My thanks to all those of you who participated in this year’s ASWAD Board Elections. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased and honored to announce the newest ASWAD Board members: Nwando Achebe, Michigan State University Yolanda Covington-Ward, University of Pittsburgh Joseph Jordan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Robert […]


ASWAD Denounces White Nationalism

By Webmaster on Monday, August, 28th, 2017 in Announcements, News. No Comments

In the wake of another wave of white nationalist and Nazi demonstrations across the globe, the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) reaffirms our opposition to the growing fascist movements throughout the African Diaspora. During these troubled times, ASWAD denounces all forms of harassment, aggression, and violence based on race, gender, […]


ASWAD Statement on U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

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 Statement Post-Election in the United States

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 […]


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 […]