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Alumni Story

Why I Chose Africana Studies

My degree was a great way to be prepared for interacting with people from all cultures.

Joseph Sakendu Jones
B.A. Africana Studies, Political Science 2010
Manager, Advisory Data Analytics, Guidehouse

Ready to begin your studies? Declare a Major or Minor in Africana Studies.

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The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, a minor in hip-hop cultures, and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities. The program embraces new technologies and is a leader in online offerings and digital humanities.

Our faculty encompasses diverse academic backgrounds producing a fertile and exciting interdisciplinary dynamic evident in both our teaching and research. We encourage students from all backgrounds to join us in investigating the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana peoples and how they are shaped by gender, class, race, and other important ideas.

Our courses prepare students to collaborate in an increasingly diversified marketplace and our graduates develop skills that position them to excel in twenty-first-century careers.


Meet Aja

Aja has an advantage as an Africana Studies and retailing double major, with the ability to become a cultural influencer and bridge the gap between companies and consumers.

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News & Events

Always representing The South Bronx, TweetBoogie is devoted to the street styles of hip-hop. As she continues to travel all over the world teaching in different countries such as Japan, Poland, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Prague,The...

Two of the five scholars in the inaugural class of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will join the College of Humanities, paired with faculty mentors for a year of research and professional development.   Lisa Covington, of the...

Two projects involving College of Humanities professors have been selected in this year’s round of grants from the Provost’s Investment Fund.   The proposals are:   Online Interpreting CertificatePrincipal Investigator: Regents Professor Sonia...

One professor in the Africana Studies Program has been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.  Dr. Erika Gault is promoted from Assistant Professor to tenured Associate Professor.   Gault earned a Ph.D. in...

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Our Africana Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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