• Hannah and AFS Banner

    Hannah Dallman '17 - AFS Banner Carrier

  • Katie and Beau

    Congratulations to Katie Aloisi '16 & Beauregard A. Charles I '16

  • Chelsea and Joey

    Congratulations to Chelsea Johnson '17 & Joey Recupero '17

  • Prof. Linus Nyiwul

    Prof. Linus Nyiwul wins the Thompson Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Williams Social Change

    Dr. Williams takes his education for social change class to DC where they visited the capital city pcs to see a social justice curriculum in action

  • Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs gives lecture on Grassroots Activism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs gives lecture on Grassroots Activism

  • Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

  • 2017 Emerging Scholars Conference

    2017 Emerging Scholars Conference. Read more.

  • 2017 Emerging Scholars Conference

    2017 Emerging Scholars Conference. Read more.

  • 2017 Emerging Scholars Conference

    2017 Emerging Scholars Conference. Read more.

  • Emerging Scholars

    Emerging Scholars in Africana Studies.

  • Can you tweet your way to democracy? Read about Prof. Chipo Dendere.

  • Celebrating 30 years

    Celebrating 30 years of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Read More.

  • Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo

    Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo delivers the 11th Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture

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

Robia Smith-Herman '11

Majors: Psychology and Africana Studies 

Robia came to Gettysburg for the same reason that countless other students did: it felt like the right place to live and study for the next four years of her life. She majored in Africana Studies and Psychology, which started her on her career path to the mental health field. After graduating, Robia accepted a position as a Lead Clinician at NorthEast Treatment Centers, a dual diagnosis and treatment facility. She is currently a primary therapist at the Renfrew Center in Randor, PA, an eating disorder treatment facility, and is also a licensed social worker for the state of Pennsylvania. Robia’s liberal arts education gave her the foundation and flexibility to pursue and succeed in a wide range of potential careers. Her advice to current students is to take advantage of the career resources available through Gettysburg College, from internships and job shadows to networking dinners in order to learn, connect, and gain experience.

60 Seconds with Prof. Thomas Jurney

Prof. Thomas Jurney discusses the Africana Studies department.


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