• Prof. Scott Hancock delivers keynote address

    Prof. Scott Hancock delivers keynote address at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony. Read more.

  • Gondwe Lecture

    Opal Tometi delivers the 10th Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture.

  • Spring Honors Day

    Rashida Aluko-Roberts '15 accepts the Ann Julia Cooper/W.E.B. DuBois/Cheik Anta-Diop Award for Academic Excellence in Africana Studies on Spring Honors Day.

  • Commencement

    Africana Studies minor Georgia Ferguson '15 walks up the Penn Hall steps during Commencement 2015.

  • Spring Honors Day

    AFS major Rashida Aluko-Roberts '15 carries the academic program banner for AFS on Commencement Weekend.

  • Social activism lecture

    Andrew El Kadi presents on #blacklivesmatter and other social media activism.

  • AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture

    2nd Biennial AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture 2014

  • 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
  • Lauren Roedner curates exhibit in Special Collections

    Lauren Roedner '13 curates exhibit in Special Collections

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 Videos

Faculty Author Series: Scott Hancock

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