Africana Studies combines a traditional liberal arts perspective with interdisciplinary skills of investigation, analysis, and communication for students of all backgrounds.
Africana Studies offers both a major and a minor.
November 15-16, 2013
Black Emancipations: Commemorating "A New Birth of Freedom" in Africa & the African Diaspora
Laura Marshall Block '11
Political Science & Africana Studies Double Major
Laura was a member of Student Senate, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and the Gettysburg Field Hockey program. Laura worked in Durban, South Africa on the Projects for Peace Grant. The project entails the development of a sustainable education program through soccer at Umthombo, a grassroots level street children's organization. Laura has past nonprofit work experience as a Heston Intern in Masaka, Uganda with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, and for community organizations abroad while studying at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Prof. Paul Austerlitz discusses his research and courses he teaches in the Africana Studies department.