Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame centers on Africans and the African Diaspora—the global dispersion of peoples of African descent—and examines their historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts around the world. Our teaching and research covers a wide range of topics including civil rights issues, justice, liberties, social rights, the dignity of the human person, and the Catholic Social Tradition.
In an effort to engage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students, and local citizens—in these important conversations, the department hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of events, from lectures and reading groups to panel discussions and arts events.
When Ernest Morrell graduated from college, he had a chance to pursue a fully-funded graduate fellowship at the Harvard Business School or a lucrative career in finance with Bank of America.
Instead, he chose to teach English in a severely under-resourced urban school in his hometown of Oakland.…
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., extended his condolences to the family and friends of Adam S. Arnold Jr., associate professor emeritus of finance and the University’s first African-American faculty member.