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Africana Studies Program

Welcome to the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University

Africana Studies offers a broad course of interdisciplinary study relating to Africa, people of African descent, and the many different contexts of the African Diaspora around the world. Drawing on diverse methodologies and academic disciplines, Africana Studies teaches students to think analytically and critically about global Black experiences across space and time. Africana Studies also trains students to make intellectual connections among global, national, and local contexts. Building on the university's strengths in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities, Africana Studies provides an intellectual center for teaching, research, and community engagement that prepares students to function effectively in a multicultural society and diverse international environments.


Mia Bagneris, Director of Africana Studies, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Newcomb Art Department
Program Director, Africana Studies
307 Woldenberg Art Center