The attitude of African states to the Ukraine war is ambivalent. Political scientist Siba Grovogui explains why this is the case and why he also blames the West.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
In the early 1900s, Cornell was one of a few major universities that welcomed Black students, but social segregation of the time prohibited them from living in campus housing.Read More
Aliou Gresseau-Gambrel is an Africana Studies & College Scholar major.Read More
"On April 25, 2014, water from the Flint River began flowing into the pipes of Flint, Michigan. The date marks the start of the Flint water crisis. "Read More
Halle Livermore says there are infinite pathways you can take to decide on your major.Read More
Catch Black Voices on the Hill each Friday @2pm on WVBR 93.5 FM.Read More
Despite Sudan once being at the forefront of African cinema, only eight feature films have been made in the last 70 years.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.