Africana Studies
Multidisciplinary Program

Founded in 1969 out of student protest and political upheaval, the Africana Studies Program continues its commitment to social change and the examination and creation of new knowledge. The program brings together scholars and scholarship from many fields of study and draws on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to explore the cultures, histories, institutions, and societies of African and African-descended people. Program strengths include: education and activism; literature; feminism; political thought; Arabic language and culture; critical race theory; queer studies; prison studies; visual culture; creative writing; social, cultural, and political movements; and popular culture.

Senior Lecturer in Arabic
BA, MA, Université de Tunis; PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies and Chair of Political Science
BA, Moi University; MA, Keele University; PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies
BA, University of Virginia; MA, Boston College; MA, Xavier University; PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
BA, Brown University; PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
Professor and Chair of Drama on the Mary Riepma Ross '32 Chair
BS, Northwestern University; MFA, New York University