David C. Driskell Center

Research and Creativity

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora aims to promote innovative approaches to the study of culture and social life in African communities and communities of African descent.

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The Center's commitment to research and creativity builds upon the achievements of faculty and students who have worked to make the University of Maryland a major research institution. Through a collaboration with other University of Maryland departments such as the African-American Studies Department, the Latin American Studies Center, the English Department, the Department of History, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Women's Studies, the University is a recognized leader in African, African American, and Afro-Atlantic research and creative activities, and is at the forefront of public policy research in a range of fields of interest to scholars and students of Africa and the African diaspora.