Alumni Story

Why I Chose Africana Studies

My Africana Studies major required a lot of collaboration, discussion and communication. And the business I’m in now is really built on relationships, so those are skills I use every day.

Jeff Powell
B.A. Africana Studies 2013
Director, Economic Development and Research, Sun Corridor

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The Department of Africana Studies offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, a minor in hip-hop cultures, and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities. The department 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

A generation ago, the local chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society published a collection of recipes, family stories and historical details spanning a century of Black life in Tucson.   Tani Sanchez, then-president of the...

“It’s vital for universities to teach Black History because it’s American history,” said Chloe Horton, a double major in Africana Studies and Law.   “Many think of the two as separate things, but Black history is deeply ingrained in our everyday...

The College of Humanities and Department of Africana Studies are excited to present several events in celebration of BlackHistoryMonth. Presented as part of the Tucson Humanities Festival spring series, the events are free and open to the public. ...

The University of Arizona has received a $3 million grant to connect distance students and underserved communities across Southern Arizona with enhanced broadband access and technology, as well as educational and workforce development programs....

Alumni News & Directory

Our Africana 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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Africana Studies
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Africana Studies