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Africana Studies

Originally founded as African American Studies in 1990, the Africana Studies concentration offers students an academic and experiential program in African American, Caribbean, and African subjects. The experience of being African American in the United States provides a point of departure in the required introductory course, where emphasis is placed on the rich history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the Africana Diaspora. Including courses in both the humanities and the social sciences, the concentration electives give students an opportunity to explore the complex nature of U.S. race relations, racial identity, and political movements of African and African American peoples.

Africana Studies News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Events

Wed
Sep 27
Anticolonial Lawyering, Postwar Human Rights, and Decolonization in Africa
04:30 PM
Smith Laboratories 154
Wed
Sep 27
Meredith Terretta Lecture (Event canceled)
04:30 PM
Smith Laboratories 154
Wed
Sep 27
Africana Studies Kick-off Reception
05:15 PM
Smith Laboratories SPILLANE