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.
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.
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.