Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
CAAR seeks to promote excellence in African American research
HISTORY AND PROGRESS
The Collegium for African American Research, known as CAAR, is a European based association of over 250 scholars from over 20 different countries. CAAR was founded in 1992 to stimulate reearch in African American studies in Eruope by the creation of an international and interdisciplinary network.
Various academic disciplines which deal with the development of modernity and postmodernity- historiography, literary studies and cultural studies most prominently among them- have recently re-examined their scientific approaches.
The new agenda has been:
in order to arrive at a more balanced picture of Western development as well as global interconnectedness.
CAAR, founded by a group of scholars heavily indebted to the the leading work of Black Studies in the United states, has taken up this challenge: it sees itself as a collected agent for the production and promotion of knowledge of the Black Diaspora, its interrelatedness with and its effects on our modern societies which have for the longest time been made invisible by disciplinary biases and ethnocentric disinterest.
Supporting and Affiliate Institutions
CAAR is a European-based association of more than 250 scholars from over 20 different countries. CAAR collaborates with the W.E.B Du Bois Instititue for Afro-American Research of Harvard University.
collaborates with the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies
CAAR also collaborates with MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literatures in the United States), ALARA (African Latin American Research Association) and various national African American Studies associations.