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Why "Africana"?

We use the term "Africana" to describe the cross-pollination of fields which have often been treated as separate academic endeavors: African American, African, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. It also refers to the examination of race, ethnicity, culture, and political and social structures in relation to diasporic communities.

3-masted carrack of type used in early triangle trade

Did you know?

The George Washington University now offers both a major and a minor in Africana Studies through the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences. Students interested in majoring or minoring should contact the current director Jennifer James.