University Catalog 2024-2025

Africana Studies Program

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Interdisciplinary Studies department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with concentrations in Africana Studies and Africana Studies Community Studies, as well as a minor in Africana Studies.

Our contemporary world requires people to be global citizens. Regardless of your personal, professional and career goals, you will need to possess an understanding of the people, places and cultures within and beyond the United States. And more importantly, you will need to possess the ability to act positively and productively on this diverse world. An interdisciplinary studies degree concentration in Africana Studies will teach you how to both THINK and DO in our ever-changing and increasingly diverse global society. 

People with a background in Africana Studies go on to be successful in a myriad of professional areas, such as law, science and technology, government and politics, and the corporate world, or to earn advanced degrees in numerous fields.

For more information about this program, visit our website.


Dr. Seth Murray


Core Faculty

  • Natalie Bullock-Brown, Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Marc K. Dudley, Professor, English
  • Kim Ebert, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Stephen Ferguson, Associate Professor, Philosophy & AFS
  • Frances D. Graham, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Moses Khisa, Assistant Professor, Political Science & AFS
  • Haddy M. Njie, Teaching Associate Professor, International Studies
  • Terrence Ruth, Assistant Professor, Social Work & AFS
  • Darrell D. Stover, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Melvin E. Thomas, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Kimberly Vincent, Teaching Assistant Professor, History