African and African-American Studies

From the Chair

The Department of Africana Studies (we are in the process of changing the department name) is in the School of Arts and Humanities with such departments as History, Music, Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies, English, and Philosophy. Undergraduates can gain a major or a minor in African & African American Studies, and/or combine a major with Early Childhood Education studies. Courses taken in African and African American Studies can also fulfill the College's GEN. ED. distribution requirement in historical studies, comparative culture, the arts, or literature (read more).

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. LeRonn Brooks & Dr. Gary Ford joined the Department of Africana Studies as Assistant Professors in the Fall of 2016.

They bring to the department a rich academic combination of Africana Art and Literature, among other things, imbided with historical and cultural trajectories that will benefit our students in the coming years. We are pleased and fortunate to have them both on board.

Dr. Gary Ford

Dr. Brooks teaches courses in Africana Art and Media representations, along with introducotry classes in Africana Studies; and Dr. Ford teaches courses that focus on Afrofuturism and African American women writers. Both have an interdisciplinary approach to their research and teaching interests that speak to the global comprehension of Africana peoples.

Dr. LeRonn Brooks

News and Announcements

The Department of Africana Studies congratulates the graduating majors/minors for 2017. We wish you continued success in your chosen career paths going forward.

Department Award Recipients for 2017:

THE CLARENCE P. FENTON AWARD

Jason Facey

Shanell Mangrum

Jewel Thompson

THE JANE HARRIS AWARD

Maxine Campbell

Yvonne Coleman

Victoria Esemomoh

THE NEVILLE ANDREWS AWARD

Christina Benjamin

AFRICA - SENEGAL - SUMMER STUDY ABROAD 2017

Two of our Majors: Shanell Mangrum & Octavia Maybank gained Gilman Scholarships to student abroad under the The Dakar Institute Summer Program in Senegal.

 

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Last modified: Jun 5, 2017

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