Soccer City capacity 88,460; Soweto, South Africa, World Cup, July 2010. photo by Jesse Shipley
Africana Studies brings a global frame of reference to the study of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Drawing on history, religion, anthropology, sociology, economics, linguistics, literature, music, arts, philosophy, political science, and the natural sciences, Africana Studies develops an interdisciplinary approach to examining African peoples around the world.
Coursework in Africana is supplemented by a broad range of distinguished arts and intellectuals visiting campus linking formal pedagogy to current political, social, and cultural issues. In examining historical process of the slave trade and emancipation, colonialism and decolonization, development and underdevelopment Africana studies links political history to cultural experience and calls into question the boundaries that often continue to separate the study of Africa from other parts of the world.