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Africana Studies Program

Welcome to the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University

The Africana Studies Program at Tulane embraces interdisciplinary methodologies for the study of Africa and its diasporas across the globe, as well as for the critical study of race and anti-Black racism. The Program supports faculty and students who study Black experiences through teaching, research, scholarship, artistic expression, academic initiatives, public programming, and community engagement. As the one academic unit on campus that centers Blackness and the critical study of race, our work amplifies the significance of Black history, the beauty of Black creativity, the power of Black resistance, and a commitment to Black freedom. It also fosters the critical conversations about systemic and structural racism necessary for cultivating an anti-racist campus community.

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Mia Bagneris, Director of Africana Studies, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Director

Newcomb Art Department
Program Director, Africana Studies
mbagneri@tulane.edu
307 Woldenberg Art Center

Upcoming Events

The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom Rinaldo Walcott

Public Lecture & Reception, Wednesday, October 20th, 6 p.m.
Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Tulane ID, proof of vaccination, or COVID negative PCR test within the last 72 hours required for all events.

Rinaldo Walcott in discussion at Tulane University

Black Studies Book Club Meeting Join Rinaldo Walcott in discussion

Thursday, October 21st, 4 p.m. | LBC 202
Registration Limited

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A copy of Walcott’s book is available for all registered participants. Please bring your confirmation email to the Africana Studies office (300F Hebert Hall) to retrieve a copy.

A new ongoing series sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, Black Studies Book Club features scholars whose recent publications have shifted the conversation in our field.

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