National Africana Studies Programs
Bard College.African and African Diaspora Studies
“….an interdisciplinary program in which to study the histories,
cultures and experiences of African peoples on the African continent and
around the world.” Includes an account of their study program to Senegal.
Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The six-hundred-acre
campus is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles
north of New York City.
Read more at: http://inside.bard.edu/academic/programs/aads/
“The primary mission of the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS)
Minor at Calvin College is to provide a liberal- arts- focused curriculum
that will assist students in fulfilling the stated goals of the College as
an institution of higher education rooted in the Reformed Tradition of
Christianity.” Faculty, courses, events. Has a semester in Ghana open to
non-Calvin students. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. [KF]
Read more at: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/african/
Carleton College. African/African American Studies
Read more at: http://www.carleton.edu/curricular/AFAM/index.html
Cleveland State University. Department of History
Offers a Certificate in the History of the African Diaspora, conferences,
lectures. Links to relevant web sites.
Read more at: http://www.csuohio.edu/history/Events/african_diaspora.htm
Cornell University. Africana Studies & Research Center
Faculty, program, courses, links to the Library, African Literature
Association, African Heritage Studies Assoc.
Read more at: http://www.asrc.cornell.edu/
Duke University. African and African American Studies
Information on faculty, courses, and programs. Related resources such as
the John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American
Read more at: http://www.duke.edu/web/africanameric/
Michigan State University – African Diaspora Research Project
“focused primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean, where the largest
number of peoples of African descent have settled outside of Africa.
Additional studies are currently looking at the African diaspora in
Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, and Mexico.”
Read more at: http://www.ssc.msu.edu/~adrp/ADRP.html
New York University. Africa House
“Africa House is designed to become the intellectual center for NYU
students and faculty who are studying Africa and the African diaspora.”
Houses the Development Research Institute, has a study abroad program in
Ghana, the African History Project, and the Creative Writing Center. The
African Expressive Culture Project includes Black Renaissance Magazine and
the African Cities Documentary Series with film clips of Malian women
discussing the world economy and controversial dance styles, Guinean
scholar D.T.Niane on rural-urban migration, and visit to a traditional
mask maker. [KF]
Read more at: http://www.nyu.edu/africahouse/
Northeastern University. Department of African-American Studies
Has projects on “the ancient African civilization known as Nubia or Kush,
centered in what is now the northern Sudan.”
Read more at: http://www.afrostudies.neu.edu/
Ohio University. African-American Studies (Athens, Ohio)
Courses, faculty, etc.
Read more at: http://www.ohiou.edu/aas/
Ohio State University. Department of African American and African Studies
Information on faculty, undergraduate and graduate studies, the library,
courses, African language program, study abroad program, Praise Poetry
Video Database (Southern African oral literature), Community Extension
Centre, etc. Read more at: http://aaas.osu.edu/
ADW is a two semester sequence that is both interdisciplinary and gender
informed. It provides a common experience that represents to new Spelman
students essential issues about academic, approach, sense of identity, and
values consonant with the College’s Statement of Purpose, especially in
its institutional goals and behavioral expectations.
This course seeks to provide you with a formal introduction to your own
background and culture; the connection of that background and culture to
those of other communities of African Diaspora; the relationship between
this comprehensive experience and developments in the larger world; and
the fostering of a process whereby students learn to reflect critically
upon methods and strategies of addressing contemporary political,
economic, and social maladies.Read more at: www.spelman.edu/academics/programs/history/world/pdf/syllabus0506.pdf
Stanford University. African and African-American Studies
“The African and African-American Studies (AAAS) Program at Stanford
University officially began in 1969.” The first Chair was Professor St.
Clair Drake. Stanford is home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers
Read more at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/AAAS/
State University of New York. Binghamton University. Department of
Courses, syllabi, faculty, publications, research, Africaresource.com etc.
Read more at: http://www.binghamton.edu/africana/index.htm
Temple University. Department of African-American Studies
Information on faculty, programs, courses, etc. Based in Philadelphia,
Read more at: http://www.temple.edu/AAS/
Tulane University. African & African Diaspora Studies
Tulane University is also home of the Amistad Research Center. Based in
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Read more at: http://www.tulane.edu/~adst/
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – The James S. Coleman
African Studies Center
Hosts the Marcus Garvey Papers project.
Read more at: http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/
University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Black Studies
Includes faculty biographies, courses, study abroad programs. Based in
Santa Barbara, California.
Read more at: http://www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu/
University of Kansas, African & African-American Studies
Faculty, academic program, courses, history of the program, news, the
Read more at: http://www.ku.edu/~afs /
University of Mainz. Johannes Gutenberg-University. Black European Studies
Database of researchers and their topics. Has papers from the First
International, Interdisciplinary Conference Nov. 2005 (110 p. in PDF).
Free registration enables participation in discussion forums. “The Center
will conduct empirical studies focused on the often neglected history and
present of black people in Europe, and remains in close contact with the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where another Center for Black
European Studies is planned.” Based at Johannes Gutenberg-University
Read more at: http://www.best.uni-mainz.de/modules/Informationen/index.php?id=13
University of Maryland. Committee on Africa and the Americas (College
The Committee promotes the “study and understanding of Africa and the
African Diaspora at the University of Maryland and throughout the
Maryland-Washington region.” Courses, events including the International
Symposium, Africas of the Americas, April 18-20, 2002.
Read more at: http://www.africaamericas.umd.edu/
University of Michigan. Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, Center events, the Center’s Working Paper
Series, the South Africa Initiative Office and its newsletters, the
symposium on Constitution-Making in South Africa sponsored by the Michigan
J. of Race & Law, etc.
Read more at: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/caas/
University of Minnesota. African American and African Studies
Faculty, courses, languages taught, links to related sites. Based in
Read more at: http://www.afroam.umn.edu/faculty/default.htm
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, African and Afro-American
Information on faculty, courses, their annual report for 1995/96, the
study abroad program, announcements, major and degree information
Read more at: http://www.unc.edu/depts/afriafam/afriafam.html
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Library
Description of the African Studies Collection, library resources, an
African art research guide. UNC’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library for
Black Culture & History has an extensive directory of web resources.
Raquel Von Cogell is head of the Stone Center and UNC’s African Studies
Read more at: http://www.lib.unc.edu/cdd/crs/international/afri/index.html
University of South Florida. Africana Studies
University of South Florida. Institute on Black Life
“The mission of the IBL is to serve as a resource center on the African
American community and other peoples of the World African Community, and
also on those issues that affect their interaction with the larger world
community.” Conducts and promotes research, holds conferences. The IBL has
a Center for Africa and the Diaspora. Based in Tampa, Florida.
Read more at: http://www.usf.edu/ibl/
University of Toledo. Africana Studies
“The Africana Studies Program is a new program at the University of
Toledo. The Board of Trustees approved a major and minor degree program
(June 1997).” The program has started ArCA, Archive for a Curriculum on Africa –
“We are building an Internet resource for courses on Africa composed on
links to sites of relevance and new data sets that will be generated
explicitly for ArCA.” The site has course syllabi.
Read more at: http://www.africa.utoledo.edu/
University of Virginia, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American
and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, etc.
Read more at: http://minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~woodson/
University of Wisconsin. African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research
Had a workshop series. Full text of a 59 p. paper, in PDF, on “Weapons of
the Weak and Quotidian Politics” by Professor Michael Hanchard, Political
Science Dept., Northwestern Univ.
Read more at: http://africa.wisc.edu/diaspora/
Washington University, St. Louis. African and Afro-American Studies
Courses, faculty, etc. Has a summer in Kenya program (with journal) and
one year post doctoral fellowships.
Read more at: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~afas