Post-Graduate Data

Africana Studies

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, 2013, and 2014, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Administrative Specialist, A Wider Circle
  • Analyst, Inner City Capital Connections
  • Assistant to Professor, Brown University - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
  • English Teacher, Chungdahn Learning Institute
  • English Teacher, Teach for America - Providence Public High School
  • Litigation Clerk, Irell & Manella LLP
  • Project Coordinator, PBS Digital Studios
  • RISE Fellow, New Sector
  • Regional Development Associate, Brown University
  • Student Organizer, United Food and Commerical Workers

Graduate School

  • Simmons College, M.LIS, Library & Information Science
  • University of California-Davis School of Law, JD
  • University of Kentucky Law School, JD
  • Valparaiso Law School, JD


  • Craig Cambridge Scholarship
  • Fulbright Fellowship



  • 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

Graduate School

  • 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

Graduate School

  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD