Ad-Hoc African/Americanists and Affiliates


AHAA (Ad-hoc African / Americanists and Affiliates) is a group of English Department faculty committed to the teaching of African, African-American, and African diaspora literatures. Our goal is to foster vigorous conversations about these literatures among faculty and students within the department and beyond. We develop and coordinate relevant courses, promote diversity among our faculty and students, and make connections between the English Department and other units within the University of Kansas and the larger community for the sponsoring of multicultural events. We encourage interested students to contact any of us individually.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).