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.
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
Febr. 25, 2020
The choir is preparing for their spring tour to Bridgetown, Barbados for Spring Break.
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