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Offerings range across anthropology, art history, history, literature, political science, sociology, theater, etc. These disciplines underscore the uniqueness of the department. Read More

Academic Edge

Our Academic edge

Africana Studies at Binghamton University is a challenging and demanding academic program focusing on African peoples and cultures and their descendants in the New World. Read More

A Rigorous Program

A Rigorous program

We offer an honors program, a cross-disciplinary major (BA program), a minor, and a concentration in Africana Studies.

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Africana Studies
At Binghamton University

    Africana Studies   

Established in 1969, we are one of the oldest Black Studies departments in the United States and have offered courses that affirm the intellectual importance of research and scholarship, and their contributions to the world culture of peoples of African descent the world over since 1970.

As important, while other, similar academic programs began only as programs, Binghamton University demonstrated its commitment to curricular diversity by establishing a full-fledged department from the outset. Initially known as the Department of Afro-American Studies and later as the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, we became the Department of Africana Studies in 1994.

Committed to academic excellence and rigor

We mentor and challenge our students, providing them with the necessary tools to understand, analyze and evaluate events and phenomena that structure the experiences and possibilities of people of African descent.

Last Updated: 2/15/18