Africana studies is dedicated to discovery and scholarly reflection on the diverse cultures, economic systems, and histories of Africa and African Diaspora communities.

Professors of African studies, history, art, economics, international affairs, religion, and other disciplines contribute to an interdisciplinary program that encourages a multicultural world view.


Africana Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member

AFS at Lafayette College is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Aaron Pride! He is an historian of African American religion in the early 20th century. Dr. Pride’s research explores the interconnection between religious rhetoric and political mobilization in the Black community in the early 20th century.


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Wendy Wilson-Fall
210 Oechsle Center for Global Education