Africana Studies

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The Africana Studies Program at Auburn University provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the history, literature, culture, and lived-experiences of Black people in Africa and the African Diaspora.  Born from the Black Studies movement of the 1960s, Africana Studies in its present iteration reflects a global engagement with diasporic blackness, and encompasses the critical study of Black life within the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. The program’s curriculum equips students with a complex understanding of domestic and transnational blackness through courses on Black aesthetics, history, culture, and politics. As such, the program offers students both the methodologies and frameworks necessary for the productive study of blackness.     

 

Co-Directors

 Dr. Viviane Koua
3016 Haley Center
vzk0006@auburn.edu

 

 Dr. Ernest Gibson
9080 Haley Center
elg0036@auburn.edu

Last Updated: August 21, 2019