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, 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.

What Can I Do With An Africana Studies Degree?

News & Events

The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.   As new ideas develop and new technologies...

This course focuses on an exciting period in US history dating back to the time when major federal legislation was passed that ended legal segregation including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of...

The University of Arizona’s Center for Digital Humanities, in partnership with The Colored Girls Museum in Philadelphia, is being awarded a $175,000 grant to create high-resolution, three-dimensional scans of art and cultural artifacts created by...

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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Elizabeth Boskee
B.A.
Africana Studies
2013
B.A.
Sociology
2013
Shaun Brown
M.S.
Planning
2009
B.A.
Geography
2005
Minor in Africana Studies
2005
Paul Michael Thomson
B.A.
Africana Studies
2015
B.F.A.
Theater Production
2015