Africana Studies and Research Center
Africana Studies and Research Center News
Cornell's collection is the largest hip-hop collection in the world.Read more
Climate justice will be a priority across the Einaudi Center this year.Read more
"I was most influenced by having black professors, as this allowed me to feel comfortable in the classroom"
Jalen Knight is an Africana Studies Major and an Inequality Studies MinorRead more
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.Read more
The Falling Walls Science Summit 2023, set for November 7-9 in Berlin, will explore the forefront of scientific trends that shape the world.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.
Upcoming Africana Events
Central New York Humanities Corridor working group on Health Humanities Fall 2023 Gathering: Food/Justice/Healing
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.
Exploration on the Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad Hub
The projects featured here provide information about documented underground railroad activities in our region, tell us about the small Black communities that settled here to escape slavery after New York state outlawed it in 1827, and inform us about those ordinary people who braved assisting freedom seekers at great personal risk to themselves and their families.