Welcome to Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico is an interdisciplinary major degree-granting department, which provides students with a broad understanding of the political, social, and historic linkages between peoples of Africa and other African-descended people in the Southwest, the rest of the United States, and throughout the Black Diaspora in Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Black diasporic methodologies are essential to unpacking the role that the Black Diaspora plays in global cultural, revolutionary, and technological advances. Global South Studies, Afrofuturism and Afropessimism, Transgender Studies, Transnational Intersectional Feminisms are but a few of the remarkably broad range of academic and research interests and social justice imperatives that Africana Studies applies that are central to the overarching research mission of the University of New Mexico.






Giving students of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds a full understanding of the global linkages between peoples of Africa and other African descended people in the Southwest, the contiguous United States and throughout the Black diaspora.

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