Africana studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines people and cultures of African origin and explores their movement throughout the world. At SUNY Cortland, you’ll gain in-depth understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora and insight into contemporary global issues facing Africana people.
Independent research with a faculty mentor is a central part of your academic experience. You will have opportunities to present your research at national conferences or to co-author a scholarly paper with your professor. You also can gain first-hand knowledge of Africa through study abroad programs in Ghana and Kenya.
Africana studies opens up a wide range of career and graduate school options — in business, government, media, teaching, social services, the nonprofit sector and many other fields.
July 21, 2020
Shaneya Simmelkjaer will study in Ghana during summer 2021
June 1, 2020
President Erik J. Bitterbaum released a statement condemning systemic racism and pledging SUNY Cortland's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
May 19, 2020
Faculty can learn more about inclusively teaching a diverse student body.
May 5, 2020
Distinguished Kente seniors and faculty were recognized at a distance.
March 6, 2020
Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people. SCOTT FERGUSON TALK CANCELLED
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