Study the Black World

The Center for Africana Studies is the intellectual home for university students, researchers, and faculty whose interests include historical, political, artistic, scientific, literary, educational, and economic work engaging with Africa and the African Diaspora. The center offers a Major and a Minor.

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Professor Robbie Shilliam teaching a class.

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Minkah Makalani ventures beyond what can be imagined

Minkah Makalani ventures beyond what can be imagined

The new director for the interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins Center for Africana Studies has seen firsthand how collaboration between the academy and the community can yield ideas unfettered by preconceived notions and expectations.

Center for Africana Studies job search

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies  The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who researches African Diaspora populations and focuses on migration, […]

An Africana Studies Conversation about the film “PASSING”

Thank you all for attending a virtual conversation on the film “Passing” Wednesday, November 17.  Special thank you to Professor Brook, Professor Jones, and Professor Ford for a great intellectual […]