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Africana Studies

Africana studies at DePauw challenges students to explore issues of race, difference, identity, and subject formation and to understand the collective experience of black people in today’s world.

Beginning January 4, 2021, Asbury Hall will be staffed Monday-Friday during regular office hours. If you need assistance, please visit us in the following locations.

Mondays, 8-4:30, Pam Woodall will be available in Asbury 224, 765-658-4516.
Tuesdays, 8:30-4:30, Jean Everage will be available in Asbury 115a (located in the Academic Resource Center), 765-658-4688.
Wednesdays, 8:30-11, Lynn Ishikawa will be available in Asbury 114E (located in the Academic Resource Center), phone 765-658-4496.
10:30-2, Pam Woodall will be available in Asbury 224, 765-658-4516.
12-4:30, Jean Everage will be available in Asbury 115a (located in the Academic Resource Center), 765-658-4688.
Thursdays, 8-4:30, Annie Weltz will be available in Asbury 333, 765-658-4675 (office will be closed for lunch from 12-1).
Fridays, 8-4:30, Annie Weltz will be available in Asbury 333, 765-658-4675 (office will be closed for lunch from 12-1).

 

Emmitt Y. Riley III, Assistant Professor & Program Director  - emmittriley@depauw.edu

Pam Woodall, Administrative Assistant - pamelawoodall@depauw.edu

Pam Woodall will be checking emails regularly during business hours and
dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).

 

 

Students use a multidisciplinary approach to explore the multiple and shifting historical, cultural, social and political meanings of blackness with a focus on the Diasporan societies, cultures and people of the United States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Students learn to challenge traditional ways of thinking about difference, gain a critical consciousness about global relations and the roles blacks play in these relations, and understand how a knowledge of the black experience will enhance their engagement with contemporary social, cultural and political issues. The program pre- pares students for world citizenship and adds an intercultural dimension to their growing store of knowledge.

Sample Courses:

Black Lives Matter; Harlem Renaissance; American Government: Race, Power, and Privilege; Caribbean Religion and Cultures; Jazz History; Race Politics, and Readings in the Black Diaspora.