Africana Studies

Programs on Africa

The Programs on Africa at the Center for Africana Studies provides members of the University of Pennsylvania, local, national, and international communities with information on faculty, researchers, activities, and programming on historical and contemporary Africa.

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Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen

The Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen is one of Penn’s premier pre-freshmen programs. This intensive one-week course of study is taught by standing Penn faculty and exposes students to major intellectual and cultural themes and currents in 19th, 20th, and 21st century African and African Diaspora studies.

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Upcoming Events

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series

Adia Harvey Wingfield
Oct 28, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020 at - | ONLINE

Adia Harvey Wingfield
Professor of Sociology, Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Penn Alumni Reading Club

ft. Herman Beavers
Oct 29, 2020 at - | Online

Join Penn Professor Herman Beavers for an interactive online discussion of James Baldwin’s essay collection, The Fire Next Time. Professor Beavers has a joint appointment in the Department of Africana…

The Urgent Matter of Black Lives

Nov 10, 2020 at -

In these times of widespread recognition of racial injustice, The Urgent Matter of Black Lives panel will examine the urgent work that must be done in order to fight systemic racism. Penn Africana Studies faculty…