African American Studies

African American Studies examines the unique experiences of African-descended people throughout the diaspora. Drawing on a rich tradition of civic engagement, scholarship, and teaching, the faculty introduce students to the foundations of African American Studies and collaborates with them to develop projects and analyze information that leads to new intellectual perspectives.

What can you do with an African American Studies major?


  • Established in 2002 in memory of Marie Nesbitt, Promise Prize students are selected by facuIty and staff at schools around the country, based upon high scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and exceptional promise.

  • The latest scholarship and accomplishments by African American Studies faculty, including books, selected articles, lectures, and performances.