Africana Studies

Welcome

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the histories, cultures and experiences of African peoples on the African continent and around the world. Students develop a comparative perspective on these topics in order to understand the rich network of linkages and exchanges among Africa’s people, their descendants and the various 'new worlds' in which those descendants made their lives.
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Contact Us

For more information about Africana Studies at Bard College or questions about this site:

Myra Young Armstead
Director of Africana Studies
Tel: 845-758-7235
E-mail: armstead@bard.edu
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson
New York 12504-5000

Program Overview

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the histories, cultures and experiences of African peoples on the African continent and around the world. Students develop a comparative perspective on these topics in order to understand the rich network of linkages and exchanges among Africa’s people, their descendants and the various 'new worlds' in which those descendants made their lives. A student should round out his or her theoretical experiences in Africana courses with community work; service-learning is an important component of the Africana Studies experience.