Skip to Main Content

A trip to Cape Coast Castle in Ghana gives our students a first-hand look at the Atlantic slave trade.

Students can spend a month in Ghana on a study abroad program.

Form solid, lasting relationships when you study in Africa during the summer.

Explore the richness of African cultures.

Africana Studies

Our multidisciplinary approach to Africana studies will prepare you for the world.

You feel a calling to study the black diaspora, travel to storied lands, and understand the dynamics of cultural phenomena like hip-hop music, the civil rights movement and the country's first black president. You would be fascinated by a trip to a black comic book convention or a summer seminar in someplace like Haiti, Panama or Brazil. The Department of Africana Studies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum devoted to in-depth study of blacks in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States. One of our goals is to serve as a bridge between Brooklyn College and the diasporic community of New York through research and sponsored programs and as community representatives. Our graduates are well equipped for the 21st-century workplace or for graduate study at universities and professional schools.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Lynda Day

Location: 3105 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5597
Fax: 718.951.4707