Department Chair: Maulana Karenga
Department Office: Psychology Building (PSY), Room 306
Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑4624 / (562) 985‑5599
Faculty: LaRese Hubbard, Maulana Karenga, Alosi Moloi, Bede M. Ssensalo, Skyne Uku‑Wertimer, Aaron Wilson
Undergraduate Advisor: Maulana Karenga
Administrative Support Coordinator: Monique Hedrick-Walters
Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral or the faculty advisor.
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The discipline of Africana Studies focuses on the critical study of African Americans, Continental Africans, Afro-Caribbeans and Afro-Latinos, but also allows for study of African peoples in Asia and Europe. It emphasizes an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to teaching.
The Africana Studies Department encourages students to take advantage of opportunities to do service learning and internships, and study abroad. The Department encourages and supports faculty/student collaboration in conferences, forums, field trips and joint research and writing projects.
The subspecialties of the disciplines of Africana Studies include: Africana theory and philosophy; Africana women's studies; African American historical studies; and Continental African studies.