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Emeritus Professor of Africana studies Booker Peek talks with a student about current events. Photo credit: John Seyfried

Africana Studies

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Africana studies prepares students, not only as adept critical thinkers, presenters, and researchers, but also as valuable global citizens. Because Africana studies is a multidisciplinary department, we offer courses to students of any major—knowledge to expand your worldview and deepen understanding of people of African ancestry.

Program Director

Darko Opoku

Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Department Affiliation
Contact

David Divins

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8923

Why Study Africana Studies at Oberlin?

12
Associated Faculty
18
Variety of Courses
1
Program House

Sample Courses

  • AAST 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies 4 credits
  • AAST 191 - West African Dance II 4 credits
  • AAST 268 - Black Arts Workshop 4 credits
  • AAST 357 - Empire and Resistance in the Caribbean (Haiti, Jamaica, Grenada, & Trinidad) 4 credits

Africana Studies Faculty

The multidisciplinary Africana Studies Programs draws its chair, faculty, and affiliate faculty from throughout the college, who are committed to teaching wide-ranging subjects concerning the African and black experience. Subject specialties include African history, African diaspora, Africana philosophy, film, art, politics, and black feminist theories.

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