How will you shape the future?

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona prepares future leaders of a global and diverse economy from North and Latin America to Africa and Europe.

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Earn an Africana Studies' minor in Hip-Hop Studies. Learn More

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

Professors in the UA College of Humanities shared music and topics related to Black History Month with KXCI Community Radio during the month of February. Invited on air during KXCI’s Home Stretch program, the professors discussed their research and...

The Center for Digital Humanities has selected six faculty research projects for development awards. The projects will  combine research in a humanities discipline with cutting-edge technology, like data visualization, digital storytelling, motion...

In spring 2018, Lawrance is teaching two undergraduate courses: “History 328: Culture, Cuisine, and Power” and "History 395: Special Topics: (Africans in Exile)” Lawrance’s research in food originated from his work on the history of child labor in...

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