• AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture

    2nd Biennial AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture 2014

  • AFS Emerging Scholars

    AFS Emerging Scholars present at Gettysburg College

  • Gondwe Lecture 2014

    Dr. Thomas Shapiro speaks about "Navigating Toxic Inequality" at the 9th Annual Gondwe Lecture

  • AFS 246 class

    Prof. Hakim Williams and his AFS 246 class travel to Trinidad to study Human Rights Policy and its practice in the Caribbean.

  • 2013 CPC Conference attendees with Angela Davis

    Dr. Angela Davis, with 2013 CPC Conference attendees, after her keynote speech

  • Prof. Hakim Williams

    Prof. Hakim Williams Wins the Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Endowed Teaching Award

  • 2013 CPC keynote speaker Angela Davis
  • 2013 CPC keynote speaker Angela Davis

    Dr. Angela Davis with students during the 2013 CPC Conference

  • Lauren Roedner curates exhibit in Special Collections

    Lauren Roedner '13 curates exhibit in Special Collections

  • Emerging Scholars discuss undergraduate research with Gettysburg College students

Africana Studies Programs

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.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alumni Spotlight

Jessica Marshall Jessica Marshall '11
Major: English with a Writing Concentration
Minors: Africana Studies and German

Jessica was born in Peterborough, England but has spent nearly all of her life in Connecticut. She has worked with Residence Life as an orientation Leader (Fall 2008). She has studied abroad at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa and the ASE program in Bath, England. She served as an editor-in-chief of the Accent Journal, Gettysburg's online journal for the languages. She is using her AFS minor as a way to expand upon her knowledge and love of the African culture.


Faculty Author Video Series

Prof. Jennifer Bloomquist discusses her linguistics research.


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