Dec 17, 2018  
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Black Studies Program

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Black Studies Studies Committee

Morgan J. Peters, Director, Black Studies Program

Sadhana Bery Sociology and Anthropology

Anna Dempsey Art History

John Fobanjong Political Science

royal hartigan Music

Anna Klobuck Portuguese and Women’s & Gender Studies

Lisa Maya Knauer Sociology and Anthropology

Mark Santow History

Viviane Saleh-Hanna Crime & Justice Studies

Bridget Teboh History

Tryon Woods Crime & Justice Studies

Selected Faculty in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Visual and Performing Arts also participate in offering courses.

Black Studies is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the society, culture and history of Africans and people of African descent. Drawing on the expertise of scholars of the African and African-American experience in the fields of sociology, literature, the visual and performing arts, history, political science, education, economics and anthropology, the minor has the following goals:

  • To emphasize the African and African-American contribution to world development
  • To broaden and deepen students’ understanding of Africa, the African diaspora and the American identity
  • To provide students of African descent with an opportunity to pursue a program of study directly relevant to their own lives and expose as many students as possible to African and African-American studies.


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