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Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn

Published: Sep 17th, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn who has been awarded as “Distinguished Affiliate Faculty Member in recognition of valuable contribution to the Center” at the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and… Read More

December 2018 African American Studies Graduates

Published: Dec 20th, 2018

Congratulations to the December 2018 graduates with either a major or minor in African American Studies.  Excellent work and a job well done!

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste’s National Communications Award

Published: Nov 15th, 2018

Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor in both the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research & the African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, recently received the 2018… Read More

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin

Published: Oct 16th, 2018

Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin, a friend of and advocate for the African American Studies Program, passed away recently in Gainesville.  She began her teaching career at Paine College in 1962 and… Read More

African Americans in Paris Spring Break Course

Published: Oct 1st, 2018

Dr. Sharon Austin teaches the African Americans in Paris class during the spring break of each year.  If you would like information, please contact her at  You can also… Read More

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Virgil Hawkins

Published: Sep 18th, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the UF African American Studies Program will honor the late civil rights pioneer Virgil Hawkins from 2pm-3:30pm in the Chamber Room of the Reitz Union.  Attorney… Read More

Panel Commemorating 60 Years of Desegregation on September 27th

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

On Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6pm in the Reitz Union Second Floor Auditorium (686 Museum Road), the African American Studies Program will commemorate sixty years of desegregation.  In 1958,… Read More

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste Wins A Second Book Award!

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Gender, Women’s Studies, and Sexualities Research, recently won the Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association for her… Read More

Dr. Sharon Austin’s Promotion to Full Professor

Published: Jun 21st, 2018

The UF African American Studies Program congratulates its Director, Dr. Sharon Austin, for her promotion to full professor.  She has also received a University of Florida Term Professorship.  Dr. Austin… Read More

AFA Faculty Win Grants!

Published: Jun 12th, 2018

Several of the African American Studies core faculty members, affiliate faculty members, and advisory board members are members of research teams that have been awarded Intersections Grants from the Mellon Foundation (organized by the Center… Read More