About the Program
Pan-African Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers extensive study of the history, cultures, politics and socioeconomic structures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Students develop a comparative perspective in order to understand the rich network of linkages, movements and exchanges among African peoples; the complex geographical and cultural landscapes in which they make their lives; and the interactions among Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, and peoples of African descent. The program teaches students to use diverse historical, political, ethnographic, artistic and literary forms of analysis from the humanities; social and behavioral sciences; and fine arts.
- Director: Allan Dawson, Associate Professor
- Associate Professor: Elias Ortega-Aponte (THEO), Mark A. Miller (THEO)