Africana Studies is a multidisciplinary, intellectual field that examines the diverse experiences of African people worldwide, focusing especially but not exclusively on African, African American and Caribbean affairs and cultures. Using the tools of the social sciences and humanities, we investigate the political, social, economic, and historical structures that shape the lives of citizens of African origin in Africa and its Diaspora. Our mission is thus to advance the systematic study and understanding of the cultural, ideological, and social connections that maintain among these communities.


Thursday Café at The Quarry
January 24 | Join us from 12pm-1:15pm to meet other majors and minors, and listen to some great poetry. You are also welcome to grab the mic and share your own poetry!

If Beale Street Could Talk - Carlisle Theatre
Fri., February 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat., February 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun., February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wed., February 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thurs., February 7, 2019 - 7:30pm

Trip to the Baltimore Art Museum to see the Kuba: Fabric of an Empire art exhibit
Saturday, February 16 | Information about this exhibit.
If you are interested in attending please contact Sarah Velez at<>.

Hope Station Black History Festival
Friday, February 23 | 11am-2pm at Hamilton Elementary School, Carlisle, PA
Africana Studies majors and minors to collaborate with Hope Station Opportunity Area, a local non-profit organization, on a fashion show featuring Black musical artists through the ages.

Central Pennsylvania Consortium Africana Studies Conference: Challenging the Single Story: Interrogating (Mis) Representations of Africa and Its Diaspora
Saturday, April 6 | More details to follow!

Contact Info

Lynn Johnson
Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Department Coordinator:
Sarah Velez


Althouse Science Hall - Room G11
Mailing Address