Independent StudyBlack at Bryn Mawr Walking TourEmma Kioko ’15 and Grace Pusey '15 began a collaborative project to document the history of race and racism at the College.Visit the Black at Bryn Mawr Project
Student LifeWelcome reception at The Enid Cook '31 CenterNamed in honor of an African-American alumna, the ECC is a residential hall that also houses the Black Cultural Center.Learn more about the Cook Center
Study AbroadResearch Action Fellowship in GhanaStudents participate in a number of summer or semester abroad programs in Africa and around the globe.Learn about Study Abroad Programs
On-Campus InitiativesSCOPEStudents Committed to Opportunities Progress and Empowerment provides support and resources for success to students of color.Read about SCOPE's inaugural meeting
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 Cook Center and SCOPE (Students Committed to Opportunities, Progress and Empowerment), 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.