African and African-American Studies

From the Chair

The Department of African and African American Studies is in the School of Arts and Humanities with such departments as History, Music, Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies, English, and Philosophy. Undergraduates can gain a major or a minor in African & African American Studies, and/or combine a major with Early Childhood Education studies. Courses taken in African and African American Studies can also fulfill the College's GEN. ED. distribution requirement in historical studies, comparative culture, the arts, or literature (read more).

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mary Phillips, Assistant Professor in African & African American Studies has been award a Faculty Fellowship at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics based at the Graduate Center - CUNY for the academic year 2015-2016. Dr. Phillips will engage with distinguished scholars at the Graduate Center, and present her research via seminars at the center. Currently, she is working on the final drafts of her first book that will consider the role of women in the Black Panther Party.


News and Announcements

The Department of African & African American Studies congratulates the graduating majors/minors for 2016. We wish you continued success in your chosen career paths going forward.

Department Award Recipients for 2016:


Tihirah Johnson

Monica Rivers

Both are currently pursuing graduate studies.


Shade Freeland

Lakeisha Staple

Aisatu Cham

Two are in graduate studies and will continue to develop their careers as elementary school teachers.


Ava Huggins

Will be pursuing a career as a special needs school teacher.


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Last modified: Jul 12, 2016

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