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

2019 Summer 5WK2 Courses Being Offered July 8 to August 7, 2019: (All classes are online and Gen Ed, unless otherwise indicated.) Subject Course # Section Course Desc Instructor Meeting Days Facility AFAS 150B1 101 Contemporary Afro Brazil Zenenga,...

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, keynote speaker at the UA’s 155th Commencement on May 10, will be presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the College of Humanities. Jemison, an engineer, physician, entrepreneur, educator and the first...

2019 Summer 5WK1 Courses Being Offered June 3 to July 4, 2019: (All classes are online and Gen Ed, unless otherwise indicated.) Subject Course # Section Course Desc Instructor Meeting Days Facility AFAS 150B1 101 Contemporary Afro Brazil Zenenga,...

Summer Presession Courses Being Offered May 13 to June 1, 2019:  (All classes are online and Gen Ed, unless otherwise indicated.  AFAS 150B1 131 Contemporary Afro Brazil Zenenga,Praise   ONLINE AFAS 160A1 131 The Africana Experience Ijagbemi,Bayo  ...

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