The Africana Studies and Research program aims to advance research, thought, and practice by offering interdisciplinary education for both undergraduate and graduate students about peoples of African ancestry on the African continent and throughout the world.

Africana aligns with the mission of Catholicism as a universal and global church that values the sanctity and dignity of human life. It offers a systematic way to lift the seminal ideas, theoretical and practical contributions of those of African ancestry as well as to honor their cultural ways of knowing as an integral part of the official Catholic University curriculum.

The Africana Studies and Research program prepares its students for successful careers devoted to an understanding and uplifting of  communities of African descent locally, nationally, and globally.

Did you know?

Michelle Obama, Nick Cannon, Kimberly Crenshaw, and Mae Jamison all have minors in Africana.