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Welcome to Africana Studies!The Stony Brook Africana Studies Department is an intrinsically interdisciplinary unit that focuses on the histories, sociology, philosophy, literatures, politics, anthropology, religions, and experiences of people of African heritage wherever they are found within the larger national and global contexts. In addition to being intensely grounded in the scholarly enterprise, its faculty encourages social commitment, promotes sensitivity to the civil rights of all people, and teaches responsibility to community.

Welcome to Africana Studies!

The Stony Brook Africana Studies Department is an intrinsically interdisciplinary unit that focuses on the histories, sociology, philosophy, literatures, politics, anthropology, religions, and experiences of people of African heritage wherever they are found within the larger national and global contexts. In addition to being intensely grounded in the scholarly enterprise, its faculty encourages social commitment, promotes sensitivity to the civil rights of all people, and teaches responsibility to community.

Welcome to Africana Studies!The Stony Brook Africana St... Welcome!
Welcome to Africana Studies!Africana Studies has existed as an academic unit at Stony Brook since 1968. Like other Black Studies programs, it was established as a result of the heated conflicts, debates, and civil unrest that affected civil society in the United States throughout the 1960s. These social upheavals that addressed issues of civil rights were spearheaded by people of various ethnic and racial backgrounds who came from all sectors of US society, but most especially from college campuses throughout the United States. In addition to addressing other important civil rights issues, the social activists who participated in these movements pointed out and sought to rectify the glaring biases and evident intellectual shortcomings manifested in the ways in which the traditional disciplines were being taught on US campuses as they tended to ignore, devalue, and misrepresent the contributions of peoples of African heritage and ancestry and thus distort our understanding of the world.

Welcome to Africana Studies!

Africana Studies has existed as an academic unit at Stony Brook since 1968. Like other Black Studies programs, it was established as a result of the heated conflicts, debates, and civil unrest that affected civil society in the United States throughout the 1960s. These social upheavals that addressed issues of civil rights were spearheaded by people of various ethnic and racial backgrounds who came from all sectors of US society, but most especially from college campuses throughout the United States. In addition to addressing other important civil rights issues, the social activists who participated in these movements pointed out and sought to rectify the glaring biases and evident intellectual shortcomings manifested in the ways in which the traditional disciplines were being taught on US campuses as they tended to ignore, devalue, and misrepresent the contributions of peoples of African heritage and ancestry and thus distort our understanding of the world.

Welcome to Africana Studies!Africana Studies has existe... Welcome!
Due to Covid 19, Ann Berrios will be in on an alternate schedule.  She is reachable by phone 631-632-7470 and by email Ann.Berrios@stonybrook.edu. Dr. Tracey L. Walters, Chair and Graduate
Director is reachable by Tracey.Walters@stonybrook.edu. Dr. Shimelis Gulema, Undergraduate Director is reachable by email, Shimelis.Gulema@stonybrook.edu

News & Events

Newsletter Fall 2020

From the desk of Dr. George
Aumoithe...

I've just joined your ranks and
you may not yet know, but my first
extended play album titled 'yearning'
under the musical act Efemèr ("ephemeral" in Kreyol)
is being released at midnight. This project
began in January 2017, when I met a group
of producers in Hong Kong who held a demo
recording session that became a transformative 
artistic opportunity. The first of six songs on this
project came into being in March 2017.
As holidays and time permitted,
Icontinued to develop it along with my co-producer,
the composer Louis Weeks. A few online stores
that carry and will stream the album are available 
here .
(The album will eventually be available worldwide,
but it seems that online distribution and licensing is just as clunky as big box retail.) 

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Virtual Town Hall for
Social Justice held this 
summer moderated and presented
by Africana Studies Faculty
Read about it here

Dr. Zebulon Miletsky received the 2020 Innovations
in Pedagogy Award teaching fellowship
from The HistoryMakers. This is a $5000
(possibly renewable) grant funded from
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The 
HistoryMakers is the nation's largest
African American Video oral history
archive.  Read about it here

Dr. Shimelis Gulema
received the 2020
Carnegie African Diaspora
Fellowship enabling him
to study in South Africa during
the summer of 2021. 

 For AFS Graduate Students
We have the Floris Barnett Cash Scholarship
and the Dorothy L. Hurley Fellowship
Read about them here

Dr. Patrice Nganang establishes a 24-hour
TV station devoted to Africa details here

Truth WIthout Reconciliation by Dr. Abena Asare
published 2018 by University of Pennsylvania Press
wins book award

Dr. Asare's student, Yark Beyan is a
Truman Scholarship Finalist (the first ever)

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Read Dr. George Aumoithe's  Washington Post article on the racist history behind
why some communities do not 
have enough ICU beds

 

 

  abolishslavery
Thursday, September 17th 4PM ZOOM on over!

AFH Fall 2020
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 BOOKS BY AFS FACULTY

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Please see and contribute to the Africana Studies Black Lives Matter blog

Please read the Africana Studies from faculty and staff in support of Black lives Matter