The holiday reminds professor Riché Richardson of exciting celebrations of her youth, but also of obstacles that stand in the way of fully achieving Black freedom.Read More
Africana Studies and Research Center
In the 21st century and nearly 55 years after its inception, the Africana Studies & Research Center remains committed to continuing academic innovation in the field of Africana studies and to remaining at its forefront theoretically and pedagogically, while sustaining its ongoing commitments to activism and community engagement.
Africana Studies and Research Center News
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.Read More
"Eight years ago this spring, unelected bureaucrats in Flint, Mich., switched the city’s municipal water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The sting of the decision persists to this day."Read More
Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, has awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 to support faculty research addressing wide-ranging questions around domestic and global migration.Read More
Seed grants, student travel grants and internships totaling $355,000 in the 2021–22 academic year supported international work done by many A&S faculty and students.Read More
Hear about the Cornell experiences of some of the amazing students in our graduating class.Read More
A broad preparation
The Africana studies undergraduate major and minor prepare students for a broad range of academic and professional careers in both the public and private sectors. Africana studies has a history of shaping students' intellectual discipline, creativity, and social and political awareness.
An unique perspective
An interdisciplinary global study of race and Blackness makes Africana studies at Cornell a significant resource for graduate students who want to engage in the interdisciplinary study of Black people in Africa, the African diaspora and around the globe.
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A unique resource
The Africana Studies & Research Center
The Africana Studies & Research Center extends the teaching and learning opportunities that we provide in both our undergraduate and graduate classrooms well beyond to service learning projects and community initiatives, from local to transnational contexts.