Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate Program & Master of Arts in Africana Studies


E. Anthony Hurley, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies:
L. H. Owens, Ph.D.

Floris Barnett Cash -
Associate Professor,
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1986): 
Affiliate appointment with History; U.S. social and political history; African-American history; Latin American history.

Georges Fouron -
Ed.D., Teachers College,
Columbia University (1985): Social studies education; bilingual education; identity; Haiti; immigrants' experience in America; transnationalism.

Dawn P. Harris
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., History--York University (2009) 
History of punishment in the British Caribbean during the 19th century and those relating to issues of women and gender during the colonial period.

E. Anthony Hurley -
Associate Professor,
Ph.D., Rutgers University: 
Affiliate appointment with European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Francophone literature of the Caribbean and Africa; Caribbean poetics; AfroCaribbean culture; Caribbean American literature.

L. H. Owens -
Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside:
Affiliate appointment with History; African-American social history; black family; civil rights movement; slavery.

Tracey Walters -
Associate Professor,
Ph.D. Howard University:
Affiliate appointment with the English Department; African American Literature; Caribbean Literature; African Literature; Pan-African Literature; Black British Literature and Culture; 20th Century American and British Literature; journalism.


Affiliate Faculty

David L. Ferguson -
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley:
Department of Technology and Society; Quantitative methods; computer applications (especially intelligent tutorial systems and decision support systems); mathematics, science and engineering education.

Barbara E. Frank -
Associate Professor,
Ph.D. Indiana University:
Art; African art history, especially West Africa; and arts of the African Diaspora and ancient Mesoamerica.

Patrice Nganang -
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Johann Wolfgang goethe (Germany)
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; Postcolonial theory, media theory, cinima and colonialism, German literature and philosophy; African literature.

Oyeronke Oyewumi,
Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Ibadan and the University of California at Berkeley
Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology of Culture, Comparative Historical-Sociology, Feminist Theory, Transnational Feminisms, Social Theory, Social Inequalities in Local, Regional, and Global systems, African Studies, (Post )Colonial Studies and Modernities. 

Visiting Faculty
Prof. Angela Jones

Emeritus Professor(s)
Amiri Baraka - Professor Emeritus: Playwriting; pan-Africanism; contemporary affairs; literature. In may 2001 Professor Amiri Baraka was inducted into the National Academy of Arts & Letters. Also, On November 18, 2001 he will receive the James Weldon Johnson Medal from the James Weldon Johnson Foundation and the Schomburg Center in recognition of his stellar achievements.
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"On behalf of the Governor of the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities has selected Professor Amiri Barakbe the Poet Laureate of the State of New Jersey for a two-year term beginning July 2002."

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Semester!

 For the most up-to-date information, pictures and relevant discussions, visit the new Stony Brook University Africana Studies Department Facebook page!



Congratulations to M.A. Candidate in Africana Studies Shevonne Cleveland who will be presenting a paper at the 2014 Oxford University Women's Leadership Symposium!

The AFS Open House will be on March 4, 2015 from 12:30pm - 2:20pm. All are invited!






Elizabeth Nunez to speak at the Humanities Institute on Tuesday, April 7th 4PM HUM 1008



Department of Africana Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4340
Undergraduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Graduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Fax: 631.632.5703