Africana Studies alumni at Cornell Reunion
More than a major


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. 

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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.

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Congratulations to these recent alums!

  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Upcoming Africana Events

Apr 17
Wednesday 04:30 PM

Revolutionary Implications of a Century of Jazz

Africana Studies and Research Center Multi-Purpose room - AFC120
Apr 25
Thursday 12:00 PM
Apr 25
Thursday 05:00 PM

Reading by Colin Channer

Goldwin Smith Hall Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132
May 02
Thursday 04:30 PM
May 24
Friday 12:00 AM