​Welcome to the department of

africana studies



Symposium to honor James Newton

UD's Department of Africana Studies and the Office of Institutional Equity will host a symposium celebrating the legacy of James Newton, a founding director of UD’s Black American Studies program and professor emeritus of Africana Studies.

Special courses offered in Winter Session

The Department of Africana Studies offers two special courses for Winter Session 2023 - AFRA 372: Philosophy of Hip Hop, and AFRA 205: Contemporary African America Issues – Black Delaware.

Degree of the past, present and future

Africana studies challenges students to question stereotypes, challenge assumptions

Monica Coleman named new Cochran Scholar

Monica A. Coleman is the new John and Patricia Cochran Scholar of Inclusive Excellence, which recognizes excellence, creativity and commitment to inclusiveness on campus and beyond.

Haley Magwood

Candidate for the October 2020 Maryland Bar Examination

Amanda Lukoff

Co-Owner of Thorough Productions and Director of Media & Marketing at Custom Safaris

Brooklyn Hitchens

Rutgers University, Department of Sociology, PhD Program and Ralph J. Bunche Graduate Fellow

Sharon Hayes

Finance Associate

AliShah J. Watson

Program Coordinator for Educate to Innovate

Allana Cook

Social Services Specialist at Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution

Ashlee Johnson

J.D. Candidate at Wake Forest University School of Law, 2016

Kristin Rowe

Michigan State University Graduate Student and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Specialization in African American and African S

Shakir McLean

Medical Student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University