Africana Studies Department

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.

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Series to Focus on Africana Diaspora Experience

Films and a lecture by a book author will focus on modern racism.

Concert to Feature Alumna Gospel Soloist

International recording artist J. Christine Johnson Sinclair ’89 returns April 23.

You Studied What? From Hip Hop to Harry Potter

These 12 classes boast interesting titles and even more impressive outcomes.

February Events to Mark Black History Month

SUNY Cortland will celebrate Black History Month with lectures, discussions and performances.

Panel to Discuss Global Impact of Election

Five SUNY Cortland historians will shed light on the recent 2016 U.S. election.

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