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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Africana Studies Presents

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Sep 23, 2020 at - | Online

Join us for Africana Studies Presents featuring Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. The title of the talk is Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership



Center for Africana Studies Faculty Research Colloquium

ft. Guthrie Ramsey and Shana Redmond
Sep 29, 2020 at - | Online

Join Penn’s Guthrie Ramsey, Jr., Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, in conversation with Shana Redmond, Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los…



Africana Studies Presents

"Landing in the Familiar": Occupation and Belonging in Urban Brazil
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
Sep 30, 2020 at - | Online

Join us for Africana Studies Presents featuring Keisha-Khan Y. Perry. The title of the talk is "Landing in the Familiar": Occupation and Belonging in Urban Brazil.

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry is…