College of Humanities University of Arizona

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. It 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. [Read More About Careers for Our Majors]

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Contact Us • phone (520) 621-5665 / fax (520) 621-9768  
Check out the pictures of the students in AFAS 421/499 When African Americans Came to Paris who traveled to Paris, France with Dr. Bryan Carter during the Thanksgiving Break. Click HERE     The University of Arizona's Africana Studies...
Visiting Assistant professor of Africana Studies Dr. Jennifer Donahue published the article “Moving Beyond the Fukú: Exploring Intersections between the Folkloric and Feminine in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous...
Congratulations to Africana Studies Major Tatyana C. Ray who won the Study Abroad Photo Contest Grand Prize and was one of the ten Landscape and Nature finalists out of 200 images. See details and pictures HERE  Ms. Ray shot her award...
The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning on August 17, 2015, with an expertise in African American history. Applicants must hold PhD by August 1, 2015. The...
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