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 is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities Scholars Program at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities.
Kányinsọ́lá Ọbáyàn '19 has received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at MIT.
Brianna Barrett '18
Who or what influenced your Cornell education the most? How or why?
The Africana studies department has been the key influence of my Cornell education. When I came to Cornell, I intended on being a government and economics major but found myself taking multiple Africana classes by the end of my freshman year. I was fascinated by the material that we studied but also Africana's commitment to fostering and nurturing a community of scholars. In addition to being an Africana studies major, I have worked in the Africana studies administrative office for the past two years and have loved every minute of it.
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.
As manager of integrated marketing at MTV, Jaz Nsubuga '11 knows that the best way to market a company or product is to understand it inside-out. And, as a history and Africana Studies major, that’s the part of her job she loves the most – the research.
Click here to read more about Jaz and her journey to MTV.
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