African and African-American Studies Committee
Morgan J. Peters, Director, African and African-American 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.
A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.