History of Topics Covered

The department of Africana Studies offers an array of topics courses.  Displayed below is the history of course topics offered by our department.

Aesthetic Expression: Literature and the Arts

African American Novel

African American Women Writers 

African American Women's Novels 

Black Visual Aesthetics

Black Women Activists Writing Change 

Call and Response: Performance and Performativity in the Black World

Representations of the 1960's Black Power Revolution

The Anthropology of Music in the Caribbean

The Harlem Renaissance


Gender and Sexual Politics

African American Women Writers 

African American Women's Novels

African Women's History

Africana Women's Lives

Black Feminisms

Black Women Activists Writing Change

Gender in Africa

Postcolonial Feminist Science Studies

Race, Gender, and the Body


Health and the Environment

Health & Healing in Africa

Postcolonial Feminist Science Studies

Race, Gender, and the Body

Histories and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora

African Government & Politics

African History from Earliest Times to C. 1850

African History Since 1800

African Religions

African Women's History

Black Americans and the Political System

Cities & Urban Life in Africa

Ethnography of Postcolonial Africa

Global Eastern Africa

Introduction to Caribbean Studies

Islam: Africa & Indian Ocean Region

Muslim Societies in Africa

Representations of the 1960's Black Power Revolution

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850

The Caribbean and its African and Indian Diasporas

The Franco-Maghrebi Imagination

The French Colonial Empire

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid


Theoretical and Methodological Explorations: Africana Thought and Knowledge Production

20th Century American Radicals

Approaches to Africana Studies

Caribbean Diasporic Identities

Ethnography of Postcolonial Africa

Introduction to Africana Studies

Introduction to Caribbean Studies

Marginalization & Representation The Caribbean and its African and Indian Diasporas

Writing in Africana Studies