Our StudentsReaching OutJoy Rukanzakanza ’19, who is minoring in Africana Studies, is working to improve access to education for young girls in Filabusi, Zimbabwe.
Overseas Opportunity'Thinking Together'Lagim Tehi Tuma is a unique, seven-week summer Bi-Co fellowship program with the community of Dalun, Ghana,
Student LifeThe Enid Cook '31 CenterNamed in honor of an African-American alumna, the ECC is a residential hall that also houses the Black Cultural Center.
Drawing on analytical perspectives from anthropology, economics, education, history, literary studies, political science and sociology, the program focuses on peoples of African descent within the context of increasing globalization and dramatic social, economic and political changes.
Africana Studies extends far beyond the classroom. Students participate in study abroad programs in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Senegal, and Capetown, and take praxis courses to engage in experiential learning in communities closer to home. Their projects often develop into critical and ongoing resources for the whole college community, such as the Black at Bryn Mawr digital archive and A Point of Difference, an exhibit on the experiences of Bryn Mawr students, faculty, and staff from Africa and the African Diaspora.
Africana Studies students also benefit from a wide variety of academic, intellectual, and social resources at Bryn Mawr College, including The Enid Cook '31 Center, and in the surrounding area, such as the unique African American Museum in Philadelphia.
- To discuss your plan of study, ideas for special projects and summer work, and other aspirations, please contact the program director.