Department of Africana Studies
Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of African Americans, Africans, and peoples of African descent around the world.
Our intellectual work and programing highlight the impact of Africa and the African diasporas on humanity. Through its research, academic initiatives and public programming, the Center’s work seeks to explore the profound ways in which African peoples have functioned on a global scale and how their experiences have resonated around the world throughout history.
Africana Studies News
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
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
ft. Guthrie Ramsey and Shana Redmond
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…
"Landing in the Familiar": Occupation and Belonging in Urban Brazil
Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
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…