Dr. Wilson-Fall visits friends in Niger. She is seen here with Dr. Ousseina Alidou, Chair of African Studies at Rutgers University, to her left, and Dr. Barbara Cooper, history professor at Rutgers, to her right (in white scarf).
As the 21st century progresses, Africa will continue to be a critical supplier of natural resources to the world. But what commodities is Africa producing? Who are Africans today? What is the “African” future? What’s the historical record in terms of people of African descent in the Americas and elsewhere? What is unique about African Americans? In this interdisciplinary program, professors of history, art, economics, international development, African studies, religion, and American studies and other disciplines contribute to a rich program that offers a major and a minor in Africana Studies, which is the study of Africa and African Diaspora communities.
The program is dedicated to discovery and scholarly reflection on the diverse cultures and histories of Africa and African diaspora communities of Europe and the Middle East as well as the Americas. We have an inclusive approach that encourages a multi-cultural world view. We also offer support and guidance to students interested in pursuing more applied experiences such as internships or other community-based learning opportunities.
The McDonogh Legacy: students will be investigating the experiences of the first black students at LafayetteRead More
Get a glimpse of the courses being offered for Africana studies.Learn more about course offerings
Africana studies offers experiences that enable you to investigate topics of your choice, including internships and study abroad programs.Learn more about research opportunities
Lectures, meetings, and other special events are just part of what's happening in the Africana Studies Program.Read More
Riley Temple, the son of David L. Sr. and Helen J. Temple, wanted to re-create experiences for Lafayette students to enjoy up-close and personal time with great writers, or visual and performing artists in honor of his parents.Read More
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