Africana Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

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The field of Africana Studies provides all the notes for the song we all hunger to sing. Those who join in the circle of Africana Studies grow strong in the dance of culture and learn how to bring many voices into one conversation.

Africana Studies at SIU Carbondale is dedicated to the study of all aspects of the history and cultural traditions of African peoples, whether they live on the continent of Africa or elsewhere in the world. Our department is a gathering place for those who wish to learn more about themselves, and to learn about all those who have either created or been influenced by the powerful and complex cultures of African peoples everywhere. We offer both a major and a minor—and we do it with passion.