Africana Studies

The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of African, African American, and Caribbean people from the liberal arts perspective. The Africana studies curriculum helps to unify an important area of intellectual investigation, and enhances appreciation of particular disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. Courses accommodate the needs of majors and non-majors, providing significant preparation for careers in education, social work, public policy, law, medicine, business, international relations, and advanced research.

Students majoring in Africana studies must complete at least 11 courses plus a senior thesis. While six of these courses are expected to be at the upper-division level, credit will be given where appropriate to courses numbered lower than 100. Some flexibility is allowed in the selection and distribution of courses; however, Introduction to Africana Studies and the senior thesis are required of all majors.

Scripps Faculty

Rita Roberts
Professor of History and Africana Studies

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Damien Sojoyner
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Sheila Walker
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies

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Intercollegiate Faculty

Aitel, Fazia Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Basu, Dipannita Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Bonaparte, Alicia Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College
Daut, Marlene Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Fairchild, Halford Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Harris, Laura Professor of English and World Literature and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Hurley, Eric Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pomona College
KaMala, KaMala Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pitzer College
Lemelle, Sidney Professor of History and Black Studies and Chair of the History Department, Pomona College
Lytle, Gwendolyn Professor of Music and Resident Artist, Pomona College
Mayes, April Associate Professor of History, Pomona College
Perkins, Linda Associate Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University
Shelton, Marie-Denise Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Smith, Darryl Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College
Wimbush, Vincent Professor of Religion , Claremont Graduate University