Department of Africana Studies

Graduate Program

The graduate program trains students to become skilled and informed scholars poised to make significant contributions to academic and nonacademic communities.

The Ph.D in Africana Studies

The graduate program trains students to become skilled and informed scholars poised to make significant contributions to academic and non-academic communities and initiate new cultural, economic, political, and social policies informed by critical thinking and global perspectives on social and human development.

We are proud to count among our cohort successful DJs and sonic scholars; impactful public health researchers; poets and actresses; field researchers in Nicaragua, Brazil, and Jamaica; and those dedicated to the study of the Diaspora’s experiences with religion and spiritual practices.

Most notably, all graduates to date have either been offered tenure track positions or postdoctoral fellowships before graduation, indicating both the preparedness of our graduates and the reputation of the program.

Coursework in the Department is designed to challenge students to delve deeply, think critically, and communicate effectively.
Visit Page
The work of our graduate students drives us forward. Learn about their research.
Visit Page