The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona focuses on the experiences of Africana peoples around the globe. Consistent with an Africana approach, we approach the study of Africana communities, regardless of their global location, through multiple avenues.
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.
Our courses are designed to provide our students, in the major or the minor, with an engaging look into the field that prepares them for graduate or professional training.
Our aim is to prepare graduates to be effective citizens and leaders in multicultural societies and to produce scholarship that adds to the depth and breadth of the Africana experience. [Read More About Careers for Our Majors]