2020 Department of Africana Studies Awards

The Department of Africana Studies Congratulates the Class of 2020 Africana Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Award Recipients

Sadie Tanner Alexander Thesis Prize in Africana Studies


Sophia Lindner, C'20 (Africana Studies and Sociology)

Africana Studies Honors Thesis Title: "Effects of Tourism Decline on Afro-Cuban Navigation and Perception of the Entrepreneurial Cuban Tourism Economy"
Advisors: Chenoa Flippen and Roquinaldo Ferreira

Sophia was also awarded the Best Paper in Sociology: "Through Their Eyes: Revisiting the First Great Migration to Philadelphia – A Digital Exhibit."  SOCI 660, Exhibiting Black Bodies, Tukufu Zuberi.

Raymond Pace Alexander Prize in Africana Studies

Awarded to an Africana Studies major or minor who has distinguished themselves academically, intellectually and in the area of leadership.


Imani Davis, C'20 (Africana Studies)

Sonari-Nnamdi Chidi, C'20 (Africana Studies)

Africana Studies Majors C'20 – Phi Beta Kapa Inductees


Britney Firmin

Sophia Lindner

Award for Best Dissertation in Africana Studies


Samiha Rahman 

"Black Muslim Freedom Dreams: Islamic Education, Transnational Migration, and Mobility." 
Advisors: Vivian Gadsden and John L. Jackson, Jr.