Take your studies back to the beginning of humankind

The Africana Studies program at F&M is unique in that it is the first program that was initiated due to student demand. We prepare students to succeed in a diverse society by enabling them to see the world from a host of perspectives originating in Africa and regions of the Diaspora.

Offered in coordination with dozens of academic departments at F&M, Africana Studies provides significant research projects locally, regionally, and throughout Africa.

As an Africana Studies major or minor, you will have the opportunity to break new ground and literally create original fields of research in innovative areas.

Recent research projects have included studies on the evolution of hip-hop, pop culture, gender issues on the African continent, and reverse colonization.

The interdisciplinary study of Africa and its people will take you back to the cradle of civilization. The range of interrelated histories, cultures, and intellectual contributions of Africans and those of African origin is truly staggering.

The program affords numerous travel opportunities as well as internships for credit at relevant sites, including the Urban League of Lancaster, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Smithsonian Institute.

Congratulations to this year's senior class!

  • Africana Studies Students and Staff
  • Africana Studies Students
  • Africana Studies Students and Staff

The Pulse

Story 4/14/2016

Conference Showcases Student Research Across Disciplines

The First Annual Student Research Conference on April 10 explored varied facets of the theme "Knowing Our Past: Ethics, Justice and Power."

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Story 3/29/2016

Author to Share his Thoughts on 'Writing, Humor and...

Algerian-born Amara Lakhous, author of five novels including "A Dispute over an Very Italian Piglet," will visit Franklin & Marshall College April 1 for a public reading of his works and a lecture on...

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Story 12/16/2015

2015 Rouse Scholars Aspire to Leadership Roles in Healthcare

Franklin & Marshall College students Saliyah George and Jennifer Deasy have much in common. Both sophomores are active campus leaders. Each aspires to influence the fields of health and medicine. Now...

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September 07
event 9/7/2016

Haiti Will Not Perish: A Talk by Michael Deibert

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Michael Deibert's writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Wall...

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September 21
event 9/21/2016

Islam and Secularism: What is an American Muslim?

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

"Islam and Secularism: What is an American Muslim?" ​September 21, 2016, 7: 00 pm ​Stahr...

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September 22
event 9/22/2016

Common Hour "Racial Ideology and Racist Practices: Moving...

Mayser Gymnasium

Sally Haslanger Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies in the Department of...

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