The discipline of Africana Studies promotes academic excellence, and social awareness and responsibility while challenging students to contribute to the development of their communities’ cultural, aesthetic, and economic environments through research and outreach.
Auburn University’s Africana Studies Program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts, plays an important role in the University mission to generate and disseminate knowledge about people and peoples of African origin. Teaching and research in the program focus on both Continental Africans and the African Diaspora, especially with regard to the United States and other nations of the Americas.
The Africana Studies Minor offers the University's undergraduates an opportunity to devote a portion of their course work to an interdisciplinary curriculum that draws from electives in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and the arts. In addition to the fifteen-hour minor, which requires AFRI 2000 and four elective courses, three which must be at the 3000 level or higher, Africana Studies offers public programs, including an Auburn University Faculty Lecture Series and an annual luncheon.
University faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming affiliated with the Africana Studies Program should contact Dr. Sabino.
DirectorDr. Robin Sabino
9030C Haley Center