Jan 20, 2020  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
Catalogue 2019-2020

Africana Studies Program

Director: Tyrone Simpson;

Steering Committee: Tagreed Al-Haddad (Africana Studies), Patricia-Pia Célériera (French and Francophone Studies), Diane Harriford (Sociology), Jonathon Kahn (Religion), Candice M. Lowe Swift (Anthropology), Zachariah Cherian Mampillya (Political Science), Mia Mask (Film), Taneisha Means (Political Science), Mootacem Mhiri (Africana Studies), Quincy T. Millsab (History), Samson Okoth Opondo (Political Science), Tyrone Simpson, II (English), Jasmine Syedullah (Africana Studies), Kirsten Wesselhoeft (Religion);

Participating Faculty: Carlos Alamo (Sociology), Lisa Gail Collins (Art), Eve Dunbarb (English), Luke C. Harris (Political Science), Eileen Leonard (Sociology), Erin McCloskeyab (Education), Lisa Paravisini-Gebert (Hispanic Studies), Hiram Perez (English), Jasmine Syedullah (Africana Studies), Eva Woods Peirób (Hispanic Studies).

a   On leave 2019/20, first semester

b   On leave 2019/20, second semester

ab On leave 2019/20

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