Why Take Africana Studies?

Critical thinking, strategic advocates are more important now than ever—during a time of political unrest, increasing social prejudices, anti-Black discrimination, and more. At IUPUI, you’ll learn how to lead the change for a more equitable society through dialogue and action that improves our communities and empowers the underrepresented voices.

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You’ll gain hands-on experience in Africana Studies – whether it be in class or at events around campus, in Indianapolis, or on Zoom.

You have the option of undergraduate and graduate studies:

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“The Africana Studies program has made a huge impact on my life because we are often left out of history. I love being able to witness the world through a variety of different lenses. I learned that even when you’re by yourself, your never alone. You just have to keep going because eventually your path will lay out in front of you.” In college, Vannary Kong participated in two international model United Nations Conference, one as an American ambassador and the second as a director of the United Nations office of drugs and international crimes. Today, Vannary is working in international affairs in Washington, D.C. – Vannary Kong, BA ‘20

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High school seniors and current college students interested in majoring in Africana Studies can apply for a scholarship, renewable for up to four years! Learn more!

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If you are considering a major, minor, or certificate in the African Studies Program, please contact Dr. Patricia Turley, faculty mentor, jordanp@iupui.edu.