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    Vassar College
  Jan 16, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018

Africana Studies Program

Director: Quincy T. Mills;

Steering Committee: Tagreed Al-Haddad (Africana Studies), Colette Cann (Education), Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies), Diane Harriford (Sociology), Candice M. Lowe Swift (Anthropology), Zachariah Cherian Mampilly (Political Science), Mia Maskb (Film), Annie Menzel (Political Science), Mootacem Mhiri (Africana Studies), Quincy T. Mills (History), Samson Okoth Opondoa (Political Science), Tyrone Simpson, IIa (English);

Participating Faculty: Carlos Alamo (Sociology), Lisa Gail Collins (Art)a, Eve Dunbar (English), Luke C. Harrisa (Political Science), Kiese Laymona (English), Eileen Leonardb (Sociology), Erin McCloskey (Education), Lisa Paravisini-Gebert (Hispanic Studies), Hiram Perezb (English), Eva Woods (Hispanic Studies).

a On leave 2017/18, first semester

b On leave 2017/18, second semester

Founded in 1969 out of student protest and political upheaval, the Africana Studies Program continues its commitment to social change and the examination and creation of new knowledge. The Africana Studies Program brings together scholars and scholarship from many fields of study and draws on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to explore the cultures, histories, institutions, and societies of African and African-descended people. Program strengths include: education and activism; literature; feminism; political thought; Arabic language and culture; critical race theory; queer studies; prison studies; visual culture; creative writing; social, cultural, and political movements; and popular culture.

Advisers: Program director and program faculty.



Correlate Sequences in Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program offers three correlate sequences.


Africana Studies: I. Introductory

Africana Studies: II. Intermediate

Africana Studies: III. Advanced