Who We Are

CAAR is a financially independent, international organization of scholars of African American and Black Diaspora studies from all over Europe, Canada, China, Japan, the US and several African countries.. Members come from a range of disciplines including literature, history, cultural studies, film studies, social sciences, as well as from queer studies and gender studies.

In a Nutshell


Established in 1992, to stimulate research in African American studies in Europe, the Collegium of African American Research (CAAR), now promotes intellectual collaboration in the fields of African American research and Black Diaspora studies.


Executive Board

Prof. Violet M. Showers Johnson – President. president@caar-web.org
Claire Oberon (Colorado College) – Secretary. cgarcia@coloradocollege.edu