Contact Africana Studies

Keith Green, Ph.D.
Director

(856) 225-6601
Armitage Hall
311 N 5th Street, Rm 474
Camden, New Jersey 08102
United States

Featured Spotlights

Meet Dr. Chinyere Osuji

Dr Chinyere Osuji
Each month this academic year, the Africana Studies website will be featuring a different faculty member affiliated with the program. Our inaugural interviewee is Dr. Chinyere Osuji, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.
Mandela
Mandela
Keith Green
 
Africana Events
Africana Events
Keith Green
 
Remembering Emmett Till
Remembering Emmett Till
Keith Green

EVENTS: Tuesday, September 29, 4-6pm; location TBARemembering Emmett TillAugust 28, 2015 marks… Read More

 
Global Africa Workshop
Global Africa Workshop
Keith Green

Save the Date for this exciting workshop! Global Africa September 25-26, 2015 Ruth Dill Johnson Cro… Read More

 
Meet Dr. Chinyere Osuji
Meet Dr. Chinyere Osuji
Keith Green

Each month this academic year, the Africana Studies website will be featuring a different faculty me… Read More

 

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the understanding of Africa and people of African descent throughout the world. It offers a major and minor at the undergraduate level, specialized course offerings at the graduate level, and programming designed to raise consciousness about the histories and issues that concern black life.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Foreground the indispensability of Africa and its people to world history and culture

  • Prepare students to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals by way of an investigation of black diasporic cultures and knowledges

  • Interrogate the meanings and effects of race and racism and how they are interconnected to other systems of identity and power

  • Articulate the present world and author alternative ones in response to the larger patterns that relate to people of African descent

Students in Africana Studies at Rutgers–Camden receive a broad and varied exposure to Africana culture, economics, politics, and history both nationally and internationally.  This is made possible by elite professors from several departments who teach innovative courses in literature, religion, dance, art, sociology, anthropology, criminal justice and history about the Africana experience.