Africana Studies

The mission of the Africana Studies Program is to understand and appreciate the integral yet distinct experiences of people of African heritage throughout the world. The program’s curriculum aims to emphasize diasporic connections between Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas in an effort to enrich our understanding and appreciation of our complex and diverse world. Deeply interdisciplinary, the Program engages a wide swath of faculty from various departments/programs as course instructors and program interlocutors. Given this approach, the program encourages students to seek appropriate ways to integrate content and analysis in this broad subject matter with their work in other disciplines and programs. Graduates of the Program will be critical, thoughtful global citizens, well-prepared to succeed professionally, academically, and personally in our pluralistic world.