Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016

Africana Studies Program

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

Deonte Brown ’11

Majors: Africana Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

“A liberal arts education has helped me become a better problem solver and has enhanced my ability to adapt in an ever changing workforce.”

Deonte came to Gettysburg because the environment felt like a home away from home for him. The academic reputation, small class sizes, and proximity to his hometown of Baltimore also helped make his decision. His education compromised of both classroom and out of class learning experiences. Interacting with faculty and staff on campus helped him realize that he can too have a career in student affairs helping students achieve their academic and leadership potential. His double major grew his passion for serving students from underprivileged/underrepresented backgrounds on college campuses. Deonte is currently the Tutoring Manager at The Princeton Review. His advice to current students: Success is defined by the individual. Do not be afraid to travel a path unpaved. Networking and building relationships is key to career success.

90 Seconds with Prof. Paul Austerlitz

Prof. Paul Austerlitz discusses his research and courses he teaches in the Africana Studies department.

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