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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News & Events

Dr. Bonnie Wasserman will be presenting a paper entitled: "The Mythological Curse of the Diaspora in Latin American Literature" for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City in January 2018.  
About the Author:  Dr. Tani D. Sanchez is an Associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.  She has an interest in racial representations in the media and in the study of African American history and culture.  She has worked...
Panelists talked about slavery in America.  Panelists included Ibram Kendi, author of Stampled from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Andres Resendez, author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian...
AFAS 2017 Summer Session Courses available now!