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The Program

The Africana Studies Program at The George Washington University is an interdepartmental course of study examining the diverse histories, cultures, politics and people of the African diaspora. Regional focus includes the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. Students in the program are introduced to methodology from core areas of the humanities and social sciences to develop skills in comparative, cross-cultural analysis and research. Africana Studies' interdisciplinary mission brings together scholars from fields such as literature, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, the arts and the law for intellectual and cultural collaboration. Our unique setting in the historically rich and internationally vibrant city of Washington, D.C., allows for a living program which strives to connect the classroom to the larger community.

Affiliated Faculty

Eric Arnesen, Professor of American Labor History

Nemata Blyden, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs

Fran Buntman, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Yvonne Captain, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and International Affairs

Erin D. Chapman, Assistant Professor of History

H.G. Carrillo, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Vanessa Northington Gamble, University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy and American Studies

Jennifer C. James, Director, The Africana Studies Program and Associate Professor of English

Antwan Jones, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jennifer Nash, Assistant Professor of American Studies; The Women's Studies Program

James A.  Miller, Professor of English and American Studies

Gina Lambright, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Antonio Lopez, Assistant Professor of English

Kip Lornell, Adjunct Professor of Music

Stephen Lubkemann, Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Daniel Moshenberg, Director, The Women’s Studies Program, Associate Professor of English

Suleiman Osman, Assistant Professor of American Studies

Gregory Pardlo, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Gregory D. Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration

John Vlach, Professor of  American Studies and Anthropology

Gayle Wald, Chair and Professor, The Department of English

Gail Weiss, Chair and Professor, The Department of Philosophy; Professor of Human Sciences

Richard Zamoff, Adjunct  Associate Professor of Sociology

Andrew Zimmerman, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs




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