Outreach

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.

Students And Community Member On St 

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.

We invite you to explore our upcoming events and read the latest news about our faculty and students.

Events

The Beauty of Tanzania: Natural Travel Destinations

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Bond Hall, 334

Tanzania is famous the world over for its breathtaking savannas, towering mountains, bustling cities, and sun-soaked islands. The imaginaries of Africa have swept the globe with world-renowned iconic landscapes and landmarks, such as Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. In many ways, the landscape of Tanzania such as the wide plains of the Serengeti has become popular representations for all of Africa.…

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News

Doan Scholar alumna MacKenzie Isaac named 2022 Rhodes Scholar

Notre Dame alumna MacKenzie Isaac ’20 will study at the University of Oxford in England next year as a member of the U.S. Rhodes Scholar Class of 2022. She is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 826 candidates this year, and is Notre Dame’s 21st Rhodes Scholar overall and fourth in the past five years. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, minoring in data science and Latino studies.

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Pinderhughes is Recipient of 2021 President's Award

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The University of Notre Dame is proud to present the 2021 President’s Award to Dianne Pinderhughes. The President’s Award recognizes a member of the faculty and/or the administration for distinguished service to the University over an extended period of time. An outstanding ambassador for Notre Dame and its academic community, Dianne Pinderhughes is a political scientist who studies inequality, American civil society institutions, and voting rights policy. She has served as president of the American Political Science Association and vice president of the International Political Science Association, among many other professional appointments. Her dedication to her students and colleagues is evident not only in her leadership of the Department of Africana Studies, which she has chaired for the past six years, but also her abiding commitment to speaking with campus groups about race relations, diversity, and inclusion. Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019, she is an exceptional mentor for junior faculty, particularly

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Faculty milestones, promotions, and awards mark the end of 2020–21 academic year

On Tuesday (May 25), Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, announced the winners of several annual awards as part of a broader recognition of all those Notre Dame faculty members who have achieved career milestones this spring.

Faculty Milestones and Promotions

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