Professor Oneka LaBennett teaching class.


In Africana studies, you’ll have the chance to explore the centrality of Africa and the African Diaspora to the modern world and previous eras in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, international relations, cultural studies, music and the visual arts.

Professor Richardson

Featured Course: ASRC 3630 Black Feminism/Africana Womanism

Assistant Professor Riché Richardson will teach Black Feminism/Africana Womanism during the fall 2018 semester. From “Defending our Name” efforts in the late nineteenth century to #SayHerName and #Me, Too in the new millennium, black women have been visible in this nation’s public sphere standing at the vanguard in the fight to end racism, sexism and all forms of oppression.

Professor Assie-Lumumba

Featured Course: ASRC ​2003 The Continent and Its People

Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba will teach The Continent and Its People during the fall 2018 semester. An introductory interdisciplinary course focusing on Africa’s geographical, ecological, social and demographic characteristics; indigenous institutions and values; multiple cultural heritage of Africanity, Islam, Western civilization, and emerging Asian/Chinese influence. Main historical developments and transition; contemporary political, economic, social and cultural change with technological factor. Africa’s ties with the United States (from trans-Atlantic slavery to the present). Its impact on the emerging world order and its contribution to world civilization will also be explored.