Spring 2017 Courses
Spring 2017 Courses
Keith Green

Registration for Spring 2017 Courses is now open.  Contact the instructor of record for more i… Read More

Spring 2017 Courses
Africana Interest Meeting
Africana Interest Meeting
Keith Green

The Africana Studies Program invites you to an Interest Meeting on November 7 during the free period… Read More

Africana Interest Meeting
Eric Otchere Conversation
Eric Otchere Conversation
Keith Green

Please join us for a conversation with Eric Debrah Otchere (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) on Tues… Read More

Eric Otchere Conversation
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

Meet Dr. Chinyere Osuji

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.