The department, which offers doctoral, master’s and undergraduate degrees, kicked off its anniversary last fall. A part of the College of Arts and Sciences, it fosters the multidisciplinary study of the societies and cultures of Africa and people of African ancestry throughout the world. 

Carson Byrd, PAS assistant professor, was guest editor of the journal’s current issue, which featured articles by 10 PAS faculty members, including department chairman Ricky Jones.

“This is great recognition not only for PAS but for the University of Louisville family as a whole,” Jones said. “We offer heartfelt thanks to all our colleagues and friends who have supported us for the last four decades. We look forward to many more.”                


Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.