As a Ph.D. student, you will discover:
- the centering or infusion of Africana perspectives in the development of scholarly identity and research;
- discursive methods of analyzing contemporary or classical society’s effect on Black life through a critical theoretical framework;
- guidance in cultivating the scholar-activism encouraged within the fabric of the Africana Studies discipline; and
- complexities of race and ethnicities in relationship with other socio-cultural contexts.
As a Ph.D. student, you will learn to:
- develop reading, writing, and research processes and reflect on them to assess learning and identify areas for improvement;
- create innovative, interdisciplinary work that responds to community needs;
- read, analyze, and interpret texts critically;
- write a reasoned argument integrating public/expert and personal voices;
- listen to different perspectives in order to inform and articulate beliefs;
- critically analyze and evaluate how race, gender, and cultural differences impact how people interact with those who are different from themselves;
- describe and discuss the interdisciplinary, activists, social justice informed contexts, and foundations of Africana Studies as a field of study and its connection to other disciplines;
- investigate and explain how issues of race, class, and gender influence intellectual and emotional responses; and
- collaborate with others to create inclusive, equitable, and productive environments and outcomes for learning, working, and living.
Contact Dr. Leslie Etienne, Director of Africana Studies; firstname.lastname@example.org.