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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

Sep 10

Featuring Tweet Boogie... Always representing The South Bronx, TweetBoogie is devoted to the street styles of hip-hop. As she continues to travel all over the world teaching in different countries such as Japan, Poland, Switzerland, China, Taiwan,...

Oct 8

Featuring Tweet Boogie... Always representing The South Bronx, TweetBoogie is devoted to the street styles of hip-hop. As she continues to travel all over the world teaching in different countries such as Japan, Poland, Switzerland, China, Taiwan,...

Oct 20

Stories of transformation abound in our world—in mythology, folklore, literature and real life. Shapeshifters alter form, disguises alter appearance and journeys alter character. But over time, through telling and re-telling, stories themselves...

The Center for Digital Humanities at The University of Arizona and Snobal, a technology company developing cloud enterprise virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software, are the successful recipients of a Facebook Reality Labs (FRL)...

Position Description The Africana Studies Program (AFAS) invites applicants for the position of Recruitment Assistant, based in the African American Student Affairs (AASA) center located in the MLK building. This position will serve as a liaison...

Sep 16

The Africa Table Speaker Series is a monthly colloquy and a platform for community interaction of people studying Africa or working in Africa. This community includes students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arizona, and the members of the...

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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Kayli Botiz
B.A.
Africana Studies
2017
Patricia Ogunmola
B.A.
Africana Studies
2014
B.A.
Linguistics
2014
Jeffrey Powell
B.A.
Africana Studies
2013