University at Buffalo (UB)
Serving as the university’s gateway for exploring cultural connections across borders, identities and time, the Department of Africana and American Studies operates in a unique niche between theory and practice, research and social engagement, and humanity and the environment.
Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
In an increasing complex global society, cultural fluency has become a crucial indicator of future success. With this in mind, the Department of Africana and American Studies re-centers scholarship around skill-sets, personal goals and problem-solving, preparing students to thrive and excel in a variety of career fields.