How will you shape the future?

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona prepares future leaders of a global and diverse economy from North and Latin America to Africa and Europe.

The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major, 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.

The Africana Studies Program graduates are very marketable and obtain jobs in any career.

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February 9th, 2017
Think you have what it takes to be named the best deejay in town? Finalists will perform on February 28 and a winner will be selected by Grandmaster Flash. More information:  For questions, contact Samantha Taibi at staibi@email...
February 28th, 2017
LIVE DEMO & LECTURE Featuring Grandmaster Flash In addition to a lifetime of career achievements, Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also recently collaborated with film director and producer Baz Luhrmann in...
AFAS/HIST 441 & 541: History of African American Women (Spring 2017) Thursday, 3:30-6:00pm The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Black people in American with a particular eye...
This ensemble will be dedicated to learning the mbira tradition associated with the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It will include playing the mbira dzavadzimu and hosho, singing, and dancing, as well as understanding the cultural contexts and purposes...
Winter Session:  December 19, 2016-January 10, 2017 William A. White, Instructor   Online Course; 3 credit hours Overview of ancient Africa's contribution to global culture and scholarship prior to 1500 A.D.  AFAS 365 online explains how civiliation...