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

The Department of Africana Studies invites applications for a grant totaling $5,000 to support research activities of current Africana Studies affiliated faculty members. In your proposal, explain how the project will benefit the Department of...

Fulfill some of you General Education with Africana Studies.  See courses below being offered during winter 2022. All classes are online and Gen Ed unless otherwise indicated.  In-State tuition for ALL Summer/Winter Sessions!! Questions? See...

Sep 22

FEATURING TWEET BOOGIE - Fall 2022 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,...

Jeff Powell, a 2013 Africana Studies graduate who has gone onto a successful career in economic development, is the College of Humanities 2022 Young Professional Achievement Award recipient.  Powell, currently Director of Economic Development &...

Beginning this month, Children’s Museum Tucson will welcome storytelling professors from the College of Humanities to share about diverse cultures during the museum’s monthly Art after Dark program.  The Cuentacuentos program will kick off on Oct. 8...

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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