Apr 14, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
Catalogue 2020-2021

Africana Studies Program

Director: Tyrone Simpson;

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

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

a   On leave 2020/21, first semester

b   On leave 2020/21, second semester

ab On leave 2020/21

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