The Africana Studies Program has a multitude of faculty and advisors providing expertise in research, development, program experiences, study abroad opportunities, events, courses, community engagement, and much more.
The Program Leadership Council is the governance council for the Africana Studies Program. It features Africana Studies faculty, including two members from outside of the School of Liberal Arts, broadening the reach of the program. The council provides oversight for new course development, forms interdisciplinary research teams, assists with recruitment, leads committees and working groups, and provides an extra level of support for the director, where needed.
The Community Scholars of Africana Studies are drawn from a myriad of local entities all connected to the goals and aims of Africana Studies at IUPUI. They make significant and meaningful contributions to meet educational objectives through community-based learning activities, support of community-engaged research, or professional service related to their areas of expertise.
Associate faculty hold courtesy affiliate appointments in Africana Studies and complete a variety of diverse tasks in support of the program. Some of these individuals teach courses in the program, serve on committees, engage working groups, spread the word to students about the program, serve as mentors to the Olaniyan Scholars, or provide a level of support for upcoming internal research initiatives or public facing participatory creative or scholarly activity.