Welcome to the Program for Africana Studies at Tulane University

Africana Studies offers a broad course of interdisciplinary study relating to Africans, people of African descent, and the context of the African Diaspora. Drawing on diverse methodologies and disciplinary formations, Africana Studies teaches students to think analytically and critically about global Black experiences across space and time. Africana Studies also trains students to make intellectual connections among global, national, and local contexts. Building on the university's strengths in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities, Africana Studies provides an intellectual center for teaching, research, and public service that prepares students to function effectively in a multicultural society and diverse international environments.

Students graduating with a degree in Africana Studies are amply prepared with the cultural resources and tools needed to pursue most professional careers. Recent graduates have enrolled in graduate school, launched for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, and conducted relief work in various African countries. Others have pursued professional careers in medicine, social work, and law. For more information about the benefits of pursuing a degree in Africana Studies , please visit the office, located in Room 119 Norman Mayer Hall.

Congratulations to Samantha Kaplan, recipient of 2013 African and African Diaspora Studies Prize. Check out her amazing photography from her travels throughout Africa.

Tulane University, Africana Studies, 300F Hebert Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-3550