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Professor of English and Interim Chair of AAS: J. Roger Kurtz, PhD

Majoring in African and African American Studies (AAS) at Brockport offers students a broader and deeper understanding of our world. We promote global and inclusive perspectives—drawing from history, literature, the arts and the social sciences—to explore the realities and life experiences of Africans and African Americans. We engage critical issues like racism, underdevelopment, poverty, globalization, and social justice.

Our faculty offer experience and expertise to ensure that our students emerge with an enriched understanding of a wide range of interdisciplinary issues in AAS, the sorts of issues that are key to success in the increasingly interconnected, globalizing context of the twenty-first century.

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African and African-American Studies Faculty Bookshelf