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African and African American Studies

School of Social Transformation

Wilson Hall, Room 125 | P.O. Box 876403, Tempe, AZ 85287-6403

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The African and African American studies program focuses on history, migration patterns (African Diaspora), art, literature, religion, family life and education, as well as how race and institutional racism have impacted the development of African descended people in America and around the world.

The interdisciplinary program has a faculty trained in a variety of areas, including anthropology, education, history, journalism, literature, psychology, sociology, political science and women’s studies. Our faculty examine a wide array of issues and accomplishments of African descended peoples at various times and places in history.

African and African American studies is part of the School of Social Transformation, home to five interdisciplinary fields of study. We pursue social justice by studying gender, race and class and encouraging our students and faculty to find just solutions to complex social problems.