Africana is more than a major - it's a milestone. Africana Studies has a history of shaping students' intellectual discipline, creativity, and social and political awareness. 

Kristen Wright '20


Kristen Wright '20 is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities Scholars Program at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities.

Kanyinsola Obayan '19


Kányinsọ́lá Ọbáyàn '19 has received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at MIT.

Sean Stevens '10 with Professor Riche Richardson

Principal Sean Stevens '10 didn't hesitate to show off his dance moves at the high school's prom on June 7. While it was a delightful surprise for the nearly 1.5 million viewers of the video posted online (view instagram video here), for Principal Stevens's students it was just another day at their school under his inspiring leadership.


NSA Principal Jody Anne Jones '06

NEWARK, NJ — In a surprise ceremony in front of her students, Jody-Anne Jones '06, principal of North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School of Newark, was honored Wednesday with the 2018 Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership, a national award that honors urban principals who are closing the achievement gap.


​Read the entire article in the Newark Patch.

Joshua Johnson’s ’21

A&S junior combines love of Classics, Africana for unique research project

Joshua Johnson’s ’21 senior research project won’t be just on paper – he envisions kids walking through his senior project: a museum that helps them think more broadly about the term “classical civilizations.”


Alumni: We would love to hear from you!  Please tell us your story.

We love hearing from our Africana alumni. Please write to let us, and let us know what you’ve been up to - we’d like to share your story on our website for people to read, re-connect, and be inspired.

You can email africana@cornell.edu to tell your story at any time.