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People of Africana

Africana Studies is supported by a diverse convivial and collegial community of faculty, staff, and students.  We have over 30 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. 

In 2014, the core faculty of Africana Studies comprised of eight tenured or tenure track or full time Professors jointly appointed in Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Music, and Theatre. The program also benefits from the contribution of over 20 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 President of the African Cultural Society, Ms. Nadia Ilunga, Africana Studies '15.

The administration and management of the program is coordinated by our program director Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas and academic program coordinator Ms. Jenny Holly, with the support of our student program assistants Mr. Marvin Shelton, Africana Studies '15, and Ms. Tanisha Ingram, Africana Studies '14.