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]

Contact Us • phone (520) 621-5665 / fax (520) 621-9768  
The following three Africana Studies majors were selected for an Africana Studies Award of $1,000 each to help them attend our program in Paris, France over the Thanksgiving Break as part of Dr. Bryan Carter's class AFAS 421/AFAS 499 When...
On May 13, 2014, during the Convocation co-sponsored with African American Student Affairs, the University of Arizona's Africana Studies Program awarded its first ever Distinguished Service Award in recognition and appreciation of an...
Dr. Irène d'Almeida publishes a new book, Eco-Imagination. African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability, co-edited with Lucie Viakinnoh-Brinson and Thelma Pinto, at Africa World Press, 2014.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Jennifer Donahue, just published a new article in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49.2: "The Ghost of Annie Palmer: Giving Voice to Jamaica's 'White Witch of Rose Hall...
Africana Studies Program • 223 Learning Services Building • University of Arizona • P.O. Box 210105 • Tucson, AZ 85721-0105  
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