The concentration in Africana Studies critically examines the artistic, historical, literary, and theoretical expressions of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Central to the work of students and faculty in the concentration is the close collaboration of artists, scholars, and writers in examining relationships between academic and artistic knowledge about the world and human experience. Concentrators work closely with faculty members in developing new knowledge about the world and human existence through the critical and comprehensive study of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Concentrators are encouraged to study abroad in Africa, the Caribbean, and/or Latin America and to acquire language competency in a language other than English spoken in Africa and the diaspora.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Analyst, Goldman Sachs & Co.
- City Year Corps Member, City Year
- Corps Member/Teacher, Teach For America
- Intern, The Studio Museum in Harlem
- Operations Coordinator, Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick
- Social Media Intern, Havas Worldwide
- Brown Alpert Medical School, MD
- Brown University, MS, Biotechnology
- Duke University, PhD, History
- University of Iowa, MFA, English - Creative Writing
- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, PhD, Astrophysics/Astronomy
- Development Intern, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Judicial Clerk, Palm Beach County Courthouse
- Litigation Assistant, Prison Law Office
- Operation and Program Coodinator, Peer Health Exchange
- Project Manager, Epic Systems
- Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD