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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News

Hanson Place Men’s Chorale to Sing March 7

The gospel ensemble from Brooklyn, N.Y., first raised their voices in 1986.

Noelle Chaddock Named Chief Diversity Officer

Noelle Chaddock on Sept. 1 was named the College’s chief diversity officer, responsible for promoting diversity throughout all four divisions of the College and in ensuring that the diversity, equity and inclusion needs of both the campus and SUNY are addressed.

Diverse Outlook Among Future Educators is Topic

Two professors will discuss students' hands-on learning of other cultures.

College Plans 29th African American Gospel Music Festival

Five choirs will sing at SUNY Cortland on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Gospel Choir Spring Concert is April 27

Robert Brown directs his farewell concert featuring his favorite selections.

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