the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware.
founding, the Department has sought to achieve a consistent set of
objectives. These objectives are: educate the University students
course offerings) on the rich and varied experiences of African
the USA; generate new knowledge and scholarly analysis on the roles and
contributions of African Americans in the USA; employ an
approach in the study and critical analysis of past and current
freedom, liberation and progress of African Americans in the USA and
struggles by black people in the diaspora; study and publish on
race and racism as manifested in the historical development of the USA
the diaspora); encourage and provide opportunities to our students and
for public service (especially to the black communities in the State of
Delaware); forge programmatic and strategic linkages with other programs
units on-campus (and beyond) who pursue similar objectives; and
toward the advancement of diversity at the University.
Department has an on-going association with several departments including: English, Art History, Sociology, Political
Science, Anthropology, Psychology, Public Policy and Women’s Studies. We also maintain an association with several
interdisciplinary programs including:
African Studies, Latin American Studies and International Relations.
outstanding faculty. They are nationally
and internationally renowned scholars.
They are also outstanding instructors.
Students enrolled in our courses are taught by some of the leading
scholars in their fields.
We offer a
wide range of courses in: Black women
and work; African history; the civil rights movement; hip hop culture and black
men in the street; Black women’s history; psychological perspectives on African
Americans; African American literature; and museums and race. More courses are planned in areas such as law
enforcement, race and social justice; race and disparities in health care in
the USA; and molecular biology of race.
our students to become involved in faculty research efforts through the
University’s Undergraduate Research Program, sponsored by the University’s
graduates have found employment opportunities in education, legislative and
public affairs, counseling and community organizations. Others have found employment in journalism,
advertising and marketing, human resources, social services and the fashion
industry. An impressive number of our
graduates have gone to graduate school and/or professional schools.
As you can
see, this is an intellectually vibrant department that cares deeply about its
students. Come in and talk to us!
W. O. Maloba
Chair, Department of Africana Studies
Professor of History and Africana Studies
University of Delaware