To be the preeminent global hub where mastery in performance and academic excellence intersect to reflect the brilliance, resilience and hope of Black creative expression.



  • Africana Studies Department

    Photo of three smiling Black women, posing with their kente cloths at the Jabulani celebration.

    Our curriculum focuses on and contextualizes the history and social, artistic, cultural, and historical contributions of the global African diaspora at the intersection of arts and culture. Our courses are open to all students who would like to learn about the African diaspora.

  • Africana Studies Center

    Photo from below, looking up at Africana Studies students posing in a stairwell from many different levels.

    Through student-inspired curated exhibits and faculty-led programming and events, the Africana Studies Center nurtures and mentors leaders in creative performance, socially responsible research and scholarship, and innovative modes of expression and entrepreneurship.

Dean of Africana Studies Emmett Price III Introduces the Division