African Diaspora Studies
This fall, with the recommendation of the faculty and approval by the Board of Trustees, Grinnell announced the launch of a new academic program, the Department of African Diaspora Studies (ADS). The field of Black studies is not new at Grinnell. It has experienced cyclical investment over the last 50+ years and has included an Africana Studies concentration offered from 1997 to 2005. The new ADS program, to be led by a senior-level endowed chair with two additional planned tenure-track faculty lines, will provide permanence and continuity for Grinnell students and faculty working in this important academic area.