Africana Studies is supported by a diverse convivial and collegial community of faculty, staff, and students. We have 35 faculty members drawn from several departments in the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Professional Schools. The interdisciplinary faculty is accomplished in terms of teaching, research, and community engagement deeply dedicated to excellence in Africana Studies.
By 2016, 13 of the 19 core faculty of Africana Studies would comprise of tenured or tenure track or full time Professors jointly appointed in Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Music, and Theatre. The program also benefits from the contribution of 16 affiliated faculty who participate by cross listing their courses.
Students are active participants in Africana Studies and contribute to shared governance by the representation of the Presidents of student groups such as the African Cultural Society, Black Student Organization, Students of the Caribbean Association, and Africana House.
The administration and management of the program is coordinated by our program director Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas and academic program coordinator Ms. Kristen Zrebiec, with the support of our student program assistant Amirio Freeman.
Africana Studies fiscally manages the resident learning community Africana House through the advisement of Prof. Iyabo Osiapem.