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Alumni Story

Why I Chose Africana Studies

My degree was a great way to be prepared for interacting with people from all cultures.

Joseph Sakendu Jones
B.A. Africana Studies, Political Science 2010
Manager, Advisory Data Analytics, Guidehouse

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The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, 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.

Our courses prepare students to collaborate in an increasingly diversified marketplace and our graduates develop skills that position them to excel in twenty-first-century careers.


Meet Aja

Aja has an advantage as an Africana Studies and retailing double major, with the ability to become a cultural influencer and bridge the gap between companies and consumers.

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News & Events

As a nursing major, Maryan Hassan knows her career path lies in health care.   But it’s her Africana Studies minor that’s helping to define that career path and how her goals connect to the larger world. Eventually, Hassan would like to open her own...

Feb 19

We are excited to present an Africa series of talks to connect the community of people studying Africa or working in Africa -- including students, faculty, staff, and the wider Tucson community. We believe that with the exchange of information and...

Winter Courses Being Offered December 21, 2020 to January 12, 2021.  (All classes are online and Gen Ed, unless otherwise indicated.) Subject Course # Course Name Days Instructor AFAS 150B1 Contemporary Afro Brazil ONLINE Praise Zenenga AFAS 160A1...

Sep 10

AFAS 218 - Introduction to Hip Hop Dance - Open to the Public JOIN US FOR A VARIETY OF HIP-HOP WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES WITH CHEZALE PRESENTS ON... DATES FOR FALL 2020 SEMESTER: Sept. 10 - The African Origins of Hip Hop Dance Sept. 17 - The...

Alumni News & Directory

Our African Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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