A vibrant place for the study of the African diaspora within the larger academic community.

The Department of Africana Studies stands at the center of the study of the African American experience, Africa, and the African Diaspora—the global dispersion of peoples of African descent. Using an interdisciplinary approach to coursework and research, the department introduces students to a wide range of historical and contemporary perspectives, promoting a critical engagement with the whole of human culture.

About the Department of Africana Studies

Here at the University of Notre Dame, Africana Studies has assembled an exceptional group of scholars and teachers, all advancing research in the most vital areas pertinent to African diasporic experiences. So too, Africana Studies provides an intellectual and physical space to support undergraduate research, offer academic counseling, and support our students more generally in their academic and civic pursuits.