Africana Studies Department - SUNY Cortland

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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Diplomat’s Visit Brings International Education to Cortland

Before the College’s Model United Nations student group represented Cameroon at a national conference, a diplomat from the West African country paid a visit to campus.

College Celebrates Women’s History Month

The schedule of 18 events includes lectures, film screenings and a play production.

SUNY Cortland Celebrates Black History Month

A full event calendar includes weekly guest lectures, a student open mic showcase and a Pan African dance performance.

African American Gospel Music Festival Set

The 30th festival on Nov. 1 will feature four choirs and one student soloist.

Film Condemning Black Imprisonment Set for Oct. 6

"The Throwaways" co-director Ira McKinley will screen and discuss his work.

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